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New York Times & Wall Street Journal cover Film Forum's 3D Festival


As NYSS regulars know there are two events tied to Film Forum's Summer 3D Festival. Saturday, August 14 there were a selection of Realist format slides from the 1950s collections of our members shown before screenings of Gorilla at Large (above). On Wednesday, August 25 we'll show some of Harold Lloyd's 3D treasures in connection with Inferno (below).

Our own Greg Dinkins was interviewed for the The Wall Street Journal piece on this festival:

"Whether it's by digital or film projection, it's still the idea of isolating the left and right image for the left and right eye," said Greg Dinkins of the New York Stereoscopic Society, the independent local chapter of a global alliance of organizations dedicated to championing 3-D image-making.

When this isolation is accomplished, using the combined light of two synchronized, archive-quality projectors (each simultaneously exposing its own 35 mm print), the effect is immersive and spectacular. "You're physically experiencing something," Mr. Dinkins said. "Your eyes are focusing on different places and tracing different parts of the screen."

For the complete article, go here.

The always reliable (and readable) Dave Kehr offers an overview of the festival along with a slide show of images in The New York Times here.



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