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StereoscopyNews Issue #104

on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:07. Posted in Newsletters


StereoscopyNews Newsletter Issue #104 [30 Aug 2011]

World’s largest 3D digital cinema projection

Christie helped set a world record when it displayed the French 3D premiere of Warner Bros Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – Part Two on a 29.9m wide by 12.33m high (98 ft by 40 ft) screen at the Palais Ominisports de Paris-Bercyon 12 July. Guinness World Records has certified the event.

Two unnamed PIXAR 3D movie announced

At Disney D23 convention in Anaheim, Pixar announced that two new 3D movies are under works:

The first untitlted movie will not be titled "Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs", but it will be directed by Bob Peterson and produced by John Walker and is announced for the 2013 Summer.

A second untitled movie will not be named "Untitled Pixar Movie About What You See Inside The Brain", but it will be directed by Pete Docter, produced by Jonas Rivera and will be released in the 2014 holiday period (30 May 2014 ??).

...and look at this picture (explainations here under):



3ality Digital + Element Technica = 3ality Technica

3ality Digital (Burbank, CA, USA), considered to be the leading innovator of the most sophisticated S3D production technology in the industry, announced today it has acquired Element Technica, a company long-known for its manufacturing expertise, accessories, and mechanical engineering of motorized S3D camera rigs. NAYBK3WS3F4D

"3D phones" in the top search terms in the UK

The HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D have emerged as two of the top three 3D search terms in the UK over the last three months. The Evo 3D and Optimus 3D each turned up twice in the top 20 3D-related UK search terms across all search engines in the 12 weeks ending 20 August, according to data from Experian Hitwise.

The handsets took a total of 4.3 per cent of all 3D searches by UK internet users over the 12 week period



SKY Italia 3D starts on 6 September 2011

Sky Italia is launching an ad-hoc 3D TV channel on September 6, with movies, entertainment and sports featuring heavily. The hope is that the channel will become a driving force for sales of 3D TV devices, which are still rare in Italy. The 3D channel is will be accessible only on the cable.

Gatsby 3D shooting starts this week

Director Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated  The Great Gatsby stereoscopic 3D shooting is starting now in Australia and is supposed to take as long as four months. The movie is an adaptation of the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel that was widely considered unfilmable. The Great Gatsby novel was published 80 years ago, yet it still sells some 400,000 copies a year.

Leonardo Diaprio will be Jay Gatsby and Tobey McGuire has been cast as Gatsby's tenant-friend, Nick Carraway. The Great Gatsby should be released in November 2012 by Fox.



The Little Prince 3D

The increasing demand for stereoscopic 3D series caused Method Animation (France) to launch "The Little Prince" and "Chaplin and Co.",  already running to 39 hours of 3D HD programming.  "The Little Prince" alone is made of 52 episodes of 26 minutes each.

The rest of the 3D week

Livecast Video Streaming
New "Ben 10" movies will be released in 3D
Bicycle Girls 3D is online
Flying Tigers in 3D soon
STEREOTEC 3D rigs are now available in Hollywood
How to shoot Hurricane Irene in 3D
In-cinema 3D advertising
Loewe Art 40, where design meets 3D

Benoit Michel SNC, 2011. All rights reserved.