Chris Condon received the International 3D Society's Charles M. Brewster award for lifetime achievement on 19 October 2010 as the I3S bestowed its first technology honors.Chris Condon died on 19 December 2010 at the age of 87. Read the annoucement here in ExpertsReview.
Stereovision was invented by 3D legend/pioneer Chris Condon in 1970 and Allan Silliphant. Stereovision is a 35 mm single-strip format, which printed two images squeezed side-by-side and used an anamorphic lens to widen the pictures through polaroid filters. Sherpix and Stereovision released The Stewardesses (self-rated X, but later re-rated R by the MPAA)at a production cost of $100,000 ,eventually earning 27M$ in the US (125M$ in today's dollars) and becoming the most profitable 3-Dimensional film to date, and in purely relative terms, one of the most profitable films ever.
It was later released in 70 mm 3-D. Some 36 films worldwide were made with Stereovision over 25 years, using either a widescreen (above-below), anamorphic (side by side) or 70 mm 3-D formats. In 2009 The Stewardesses was remastered by Chris Condon and director Ed Meyer, releasing it in XpanD 3D, RealD Cinema and Dolby 3D.
Chris Condon's full bio is here on 3DHollywoodFilmInternational.
Read more in Variety here about the 3DS awards.