3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

by Ray Zone

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ISBN-13: 9780813136110
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/22/2012
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ray Zone is an award-winning 3D artist, speaker and film producer. He is the author of Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D film, 1838-1952 and lives in Hollywood. California.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Epochs of 3-D 1

I The Era of Convergence, 1952-1985

1 Bwana Devil 7

2 Dual-Band Cameras 17

3 Converging in Time 31

4 Deep Black and White 45

5 3-D Filmmakers and the Critics 51

6 Wider, Not Deeper 63

7 Single-Strip 3-D Systems 79

8 The Porno Boys 93

9 1980s 3-D Films 111

10 3-D at Home 125

II The Immersive Age, 1986-2005

11 4-D and the Ride Film 143

12 Creating 3-D for Theme Parks 157

13 The World of IMAX 3-D 171

14 A Large-Format 3-D Journey 183

15 Stereoscopic Outer Space 191

16 Big-Screen 3-D Dinosaurs 197

17 Large-Format Stereo Conversion 209

18 Speeding into 3-D 217

19 Riding on Digits 223

20 The Polar Express in IMAX 3-D 235

III Digital 3-D Cinema, 2005-2009

21 Two Anaglyph Movies 247

22 Threshold of the Future 257

23 Digital 3-D Cinema Begins 265

24 Meet the Robinsons 275

25 Rebuilding the Z-axis 283

26 Digital Live-Action 3-D 297

27 Aliens and Superpowers 307

28 Immersed in Coraline 317

29 Two 3-D Films by Robert Zemeckis 325

30 Digital 3-D Horrors 333

31 Perceptual Paradoxes 349

32 Cute and Fuzzy Dinosaurs 361

33 An Interview with Rob Engle 369

34 Brave New 3-D World 387

Epilogue: Now Is the Time 396

Acknowledgments 403

Notes 405

Index 421

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