Posted on February 24, 2011

Previsualization for stereo 3D at SiRT Conference

3D FLIC partners present at SiRT‘s Previsualization and Virtual Production Conference – February 24/25 on day 1
3:00 – 3:25:
Previsualization For 3D: A case study
This presentation will explain how previsualization was used in pre-production and principal photography for Starz Animation’s new short, Lovebirds,which combines live action and cg elements.  To meet tight budget and schedule constraints Starz used stereoscopic previs  techniques extensively to solve technical and production challenges proactively and to minimize creative exploration on set.  Decisions regarding set design and construction, camera rigging, shooting schedules, and stereo cinematography were mostly driven by data gathered in the previs process.

Lovebirds is an innovative new hybrid stereoscopic short being produced by Starz Animation Toronto in collaboration with the 3DFlic initiative, a collaboration between leading filmmakers and top research scientists to bring a new stereoscopic experience to the screen.
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Posted on February 16, 2011

Inventing 3D: Canadian Contributions to New Cinema Technologies

February 16,  3pm to 5pm
Nat Taylor Cinema, (Ross N102) York University, 4700 Keele St. Free admission.

A group of researchers working on the history of 3D cinema, with a focus on Canadian contributions, will discuss the past, present and future of 3D cinema.

PANEL: Janine Marchessault, Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization, Faculty of Fine Arts – “Expo 67 and 3D Dreams
Sanja Obradovic (Communication and Culture) – “Two Eyes on the North: A Look at the Canadian-Russian Collaborations on Stereo 3D”
David Harris Smith (Communication and Culture) – “3D Cinema as Spectacle
Patricio Davila (Ontario College of Art and Design) – “3D Environments

SCREENING: 3D screening of Transitions. The world’s first IMAX film in 3D, made for the Expo 86 World Fair in Vancouver. Continue Reading

Posted on February 11, 2011

3D FLIC at Berlinale

3D FLIC Director Juana Awad will be attending the Berlin International Film Festival from February 11 to February 17 2011. To schedule a meeting contact her here.

Posted on February 7, 2011

York researchers find clue to achieving more realistic 3D screens

Can 3D images be made to look more realistic? York University vision researchers have discovered how to keep our eyes on the prize, so to speak.

In order to see 3D images properly, our left and right eyes have to view separate images. Because 3D display technology isn’t perfect, there are times when images intended for one eye become contaminated by images meant for the other. Researchers have uncovered a link between this phenomenon, dubbed “crosstalk”, and the amount of depth in the images we see onscreen.

“Our study found that the more interference from crosstalk, the less depth you’ll see. This reduction in depth can make 3D images appear less realistic,” says Inna Tsirlin, a PhD student in psychology working in York’s Centre for Vision Research, part of the Faculty of Health.

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Posted on February 1, 2011

Coming soon in 3D

York researchers are key part of an Ontario Partnership aimed at boosting three-dimensional film production.

By David Fuller
For the complete article visit the latest issue of YorkU Magazine