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April 8, 2010

Cablevision presents the Masters Golf Tournament in 3D, April 7-11

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Cablevision's iO TV On-Demand service will broadcast live 3D coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament today through Sunday. You'll need a 3D-capable TV and their SA HD service package to enjoy this in your living room.

If your twin obsessions are golf and 3D (and you have the disposable income to be an early adopter of a 3D TV set), this may be the event you've been waiting for.

We invite anyone who does see this broadcast in 3D to post comments on their experience here.

Live Daily 3D Coverage April 8th - 11th

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

April 10, 2010

3D Shorts at the Kettle of Fish

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E. James Smith and Bill Meredith present their newest 3D movies for the New York Stereo Society on Wednesday April 14 at 7:30pm.

Continuing their series of short documentary vignettes on New York City topics, the stereo pair of filmmakers have turned their attention to The Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and a Return to the 1964 World's Fair. The two new movies will be shown in rotation along with their 2009 favorite, Mermaid Parade in 3D.

This is the third year that Smith and Meredith have organized an evening for the Stereo Society at the legendary Kettle of Fish in Greenwich Village. The bar will be open for business, so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the company of stereoscopic creators and watch these entertaining and informative short films.

Wednesday, April 14
Kettle of Fish
59 Christopher Street, New York City

beginning at 7:30, the 3 short movies will be repeated until 9:30.

April 23, 2010

A NYC First: 3-D Viewing of the "Future of Fashion" at FIT, Monday, April 26, 2010, 7:30 pm

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New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology will present their Graduating Students Runway Show, The Future of Fashion, in a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D web simulcast at www.fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.

This will be the first time that a New York runway show has been produced in 3D and the second time any runway show has been presented in 3D. (Burberry Prorsum’s fall 2010 collection, shown in the U.K., was the first.) The 3D production is by UVPHACTORY.

The Future of Fashion is a professionally produced runway show with an array of fashion-forward garments, including sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, menswear, and children’s wear designed for fall 2010 by FIT’s graduating Fashion Design students.

UVPHACTORY is a New York-based design and production company offering a complete range of creative services for broadcast, commercial, film, music video, and web clients.

FIT, a college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York (SUNY), offers 44 majors leading to the AAS, BFA, BS, MA, and MPS degrees. FIT fashion design alumni include Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, Ralph Rucci, Stephen Burrows, Amsale Aberra, John Bartlett, and Nanette Lepore.

3D Stereoscopic Team

Dimitris Athos (NYSS), 3D Producer
Daniel Phelps (NYSS), 3D Director of Photography
Stereoscopic camera rig designed and built by Daniel Phelps
Kyle Dabrowski & Gary Floures, 3D Assistant Camera
Robert Lutrell, 3D Projection Specialist
Carlton Bright (NYSS), 3D Technician
Jeanne Guillot (French/Paris Stereo Society), 3D Specialist
John Canata, 3D Intern
Arnie Schlissel, 3D Post Production Editor

from UVPHACTORY
Scott Sindorf, Damian Saccio (co-founders)
Paul Schneider, EP

Terry Blum, for FIT

April 26, 2010

Charles Phoenix and The Third Dimension

New York Stereoscopic Society members Susan Pinsky and David Starkman are the 3D team behind the latest Charles Phoenix Kodachromage.

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Those anaglyph glasses are only a prop. The show will be projected in saturated, polarized stereoscopic glory on the LA3D Club's 16x22 foot silver screen.

For more info, go here www.charlesphoenix.com

April 27, 2010

Roger Ebert Hates 3-D movies, Does Arthur C. Clarke's Wisdom Apply?

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong." — Arthur C. Clarke

Roger Ebert, one the best and most prolific film critics in America, hates 3-D and thinks you should too, as he explains here in Newsweek. Below are his bullet points which he fleshes out in his article.

1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION

2. IT ADDS NOTHING TO THE EXPERIENCE

3. IT CAN BE A DISTRACTION

4. IT CAN CREATE NAUSEA AND HEADACHES

5. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT 3-D SEEMS A LITTLE DIM?
6. THERE'S MONEY TO BE MADE IN SELLING NEW DIGITAL PROJECTORS

7. THEATERS SLAP ON A SURCHARGE OF $5 TO $7.50 FOR 3-D

8. I CANNOT IMAGINE A SERIOUS DRAMA, SUCH AS UP IN THE AIR OR THE HURT LOCKER, IN 3-D

9. WHENEVER HOLLYWOOD HAS FELT THREATENED, IT HAS TURNED TO TECHNOLOGY: SOUND, COLOR, WIDESCREEN, CINERAMA, 3-D, STEREOPHONIC SOUND, AND NOW 3-D AGAIN.

Reasons 1 through 3 are his opinion.

Number 4 is true, but seriously affects only a tiny portion of the film-going audience.

Number 5 is also true, but is a technical issue which can be overcome.

Numbers 6 and 7 leave me shocked, absolutely shocked to learn that Hollywood is all about business, not art. When did that happen? Why was I not informed?

Number 8 is, once again, his opinion.

Number 9 is an historical fact. But does Ebert think we should roll back technology to the days of hand-cranked, black and white silent film cameras? Is he seriously against stereo sound, color and widescreen formats?

Number 10. Couldn't he come up with one more reason for an even 10?

BE Film, The Underground Film Festival presents New Work in 3D, NYC, Weds. thru Sat., April 28 – May 1, 2010

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Be Film debuts and showcases award-winning short films from around the globe and is the first established film festival to feature a Stereo 3D category. The festival was founded 7 years ago by Laurence Asseraf in her Tribeca art gallery A Taste Of Art. NYSS member Dimitris Athos is program director.

This year alone, the festival features 3 Academy award nominated short films and one Oscar winning short film (LOGORAMA for animation short form)

The festival plays exclusively short form: narrative, experimental, documentary, spec ads, music videos, animation and 3D stereoscopic. It is the first established Film Festival in the world to have a 3D category. (Spring 2009)

The new 3D work that BE Film, The Underground Film Festival is presenting this year is shown below. There will also be additional 3D surprises throughout the festival, so get your tickets now!

For tickets and more information including the complete listing of all films in competition please see their website at www.befilm.net

Wednesday, April 28, 7-9:00 pm
The Disney Screening Room
500 Park Avenue & 59th Street

Reminiscence (6 min.) 3D, Director: Celine Tricart (France)

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Thursday, April 29, 7-9:00 pm
The Disney Screening Room (Xpand 3D system)
500 Park Avenue & 59th Street

Plasticity (5 min) 3D, Director: Ryan Suits (USA)
Mumbler (2:15 min) 3D, Producer: Greg Passmore (USA)

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Friday, April 30, 7-9:00 pm
The Dolby Screening Room (Dolby System 3D)
1350 6th Avenue & 55th Street

Magnetic Baby: Semi Precious Weapons (3 min.) 3D, Producer: Greg Passmore (USA)

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Saturday, May 1, 3:00 pm
OFFHOLLYWOOD Screening Room (Dolby System 3D)
580 Broadway (between Houston & Prince)
(for pass holders and invited guest only)

Holy Moly (2:30 min.) 3D, Producer: Greg Passmore (USA)
Train of Thought (18 min.) 3D, Director: Jeanne Guillot (France)
Archangel (8 min.) 3D, Director: James Lawler (USA)

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Saturday, May 1, 7-9:00 pm
The Crosby Screening Room (Dolby System 3D)
79 Crosby Street (inside The Crosby Hotel)

Maestro (30s) 3D, Producer: PSYOP (USA)
Fanta (30s) 3D, Producer: PSYOP (USA)
The Alley (2 min.) 3D, Director: Daniel Phelps (USA)
Drown in the Now (4:30 min.) 3D, Producer: UVPHACTORY (USA)
Mothership (1 min.) 3D, Producer: Nathan Love (USA)

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