MTBS is celebrating Candian Thanksgiving tomorrow, but here are some news blips for you:
Fun at the 3D Film and Interactive Festival (click picture for gallery)
We are getting the first results from the The 3D Film and Interactive Festival, and so far the results have been very good. Our friend and event organizer Christopher Crescitelli tells us that AMC Theater tickets are selling really well and they are moving hundreds of people every hour for S-3D showings! Awesome! MTBS will be in the 3D Lounge next weekend giving personal tours of S-3D technology, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.
On a separate note, SMPTE will be holding two stereoscopic 3D events at the SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo held from October 27 – 30, 2008.
The first is: “Stereoscopic 3D Production – Comparing Methodologies” on Wednesday, October 29, 9:30 – 12:00 Noon. This will be an in-depth session comparing and contrasting the two approaches to stereoscopic 3-D visual effects. Creating the effects in stereo from the outset, or producing them in 2-D and transforming them after the fact will be discussed. For sample purposes, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” used both approaches, but produced most of the VFX work in 3-D, and the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer produced Disney film, “G-Force”, is using a 2-D pipeline and than reconfiguring the work in 3-D. The session chair is Lenny Lipton, CTO of Real D.
The second is: “Digital Convergence: Where Stereoscopic HD Games and Movies Meet for the Home User” on Tuesday, October 30, 9:30 – 12:00 Noon. This is a look at the technologies behind 3-D content to the home and the road that might be taken toward widespread deployment of 3-D home entertainment. There will be footage of 3-D games and sports on the big screen. The session chair is Mark Fihn, of the publication Veritas et Visus. Veritas et Visus puts out a great newsletter each month on stereoscopic 3D that MTBS contributes to regularly. We are sure that Mark is going to be a great speaker.
An added bonus is our own Ethan Schur from TDVision Corp. will be speaking too. In his words, he will be doing his presentation in a 3D virtual world! Sounds like fun!
According to Slashfilm.com, Disney’s TR2N or updated TRON will be produced in stereoscopic 3D. The original TRON from 1982 was about a programmer who gets sucked into the insides of a computer, and has to find a way out as part of the programming code. A young Jeff Bridges had to survive disk throwing video games, 90 degree turning race tracks, and a lot of digital wheeling and dealing to make it to the end of the movie.
I saw it as a kid, and it still sounds a bit far fetched, but hey! If someone out there can make it through the trappings of Microsoft Windows in S-3D, I’ll buy a movie ticket for sure.
A few days ago, MTBS reported about a Dolby podcast talking about their stereoscopic 3D cinema solution (Dolby 3D). However, we failed to include the URL to the actual MP3 file! Click HERE to download it and jump to the 11 minute mark for the stereoscopic 3D discussion with Jeff McNall, the Cinema Product Manager for Dolby Laboratories.
There is a major initiative cooking featuring the involvement of multiple companies and game developers - and it’s all based on MTBS member ideas and feedback. We will keep you posted.
"The Hollywood Post Alliance, and Meant to Be Seen (mtbs3D.com), the foremost authority group on consumer S-3D gaming and entertainment have joined as event industry partners as well." - The 3D Entertainment Summit
This release went out at the end of September, so we apologize for the late posting. To make up for our tardiness, MTBS registrants get a $50 discount on registration for the 3D Entertainment Summit! If you haven’t already, join up and go HERE to get your discount code.
MTBS has also renegotiated with iZ3D LLC, and all MTBS members with a qualified MTBS discount code can get a 5% discount off the $599 monitor price on condition that orders are made through iZ3D.com. You can read more HERE.
NOTE: You need to be registered on MTBS to access the discount page. If you are not, you will be taken to the mtbs3D.com registration page. To qualify for a personal MTBS discount number, you must register with accurate information and request the discount code which is manually approved.
The 3D Film and Interactive Festival has put out their official release which you can read HERE. Meant to be Seen will be participating with the 3D Lounge and will be giving personalized tours among other things. It’s going to be an exciting event, and we will be putting out an official press release soon enough with some other related news.