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Newsletter of the New York Stereoscopic Association
Vol.1 Issue 5
NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH
 
Stereo Gallery
Time Travel Theatre
3D Guy

 

In this issue
PIERRE LAMOUREUX - 3D Film Maker
IKOU NAKAMURA - 3D Film Maker
CLAUDIA KUNIN - Artist
DR.T - Ohio Photographic Society & 3D Weekend
INGO NADLER  - President of  3DOO, 3D content on Smart TV's
ROBERT FURMANEK - 3D RARETIES
PEOPLE PORTRAITS - NYSA Stereo Theatre
TIME TRAVEL THEATRE, Volume I - 1964-65 NY Worlds Fair


Dear John,

What a month for 3D! Great NYSA meetings at Penumbra, special events and...weather. Which coincidentally  is the subject of April's NYSAStereo Gallery. And at this months meeting we'll
John J. Zelenka at the NYSA-March 11, 2015
be bringing in Al Caudullo, the 3dguy, via Skype Video to discuss shooting 4k 3D Video using  3D printing. Confused? You won't be. And in May, The Brooklyn Acadamy of Music, BAM will be presenting a series of 3D films including one by our own  Ikuo Nakamura. And in May's meeting you'll meet Robert  Furmanek who will be discussing his new 3D Blu Ray release of classic 
3D films that you just have to own!

And to rival our 3D-Day here in NY, the Ohio Stereoscopic Photographic Society  is holding a3D Weekend starting May 23rd. I'd ride my motorcycle there if I wasn't attending my son's wedding (shooting it in 3D, of course).

Also, I was tiring of describing glasses free displays as Auto Stereoscopic, AS, Glasses free so I decided to call them Free-D. From now on, that's it. Polarized, Anaglyph, Shutter and...Free-D. Humour me.

While we're on that subject, members of the NYSA will be teaming up with The Holocenter once again. So on May 8th and 9th be sure to come to The Flux Factory in Long Island City, Queens and see our Free-D monitor with various over the top works by NYSA members. 

Best Regards,

John J. Zelenka
President


CURATOR'S CORNER

BY E. JAMES SMITH

 

NYSA MARCH DOUBLE HEADER

 

ck 

The New York Stereoscopic Association met twice in March at The Penumbra Foundation.  On March 11, by special arrangement throughGerald MarksClaudia Kunin presented her two most recent works to an excited crowd.  Claudia, who is based in Los Angeles, has perfected a brilliantly original process that blends an augmented 

Claudia Kunin @  NYSA-March 11, 2015

reality with a dreamy, fantasy world.  Spectre of Memory in 3D is a stereo journey through the harrowing history of Claudia's mother's survival of Nazi Austria in World War II and subsequent move to the United States.  Claudia has used surviving photos, letters, newspaper clippings and documents to create a gentle, yet turbulent transformation from tyranny to freedom, from the old world to the new, all in a foggy 3D world.  There is not traditional dialogue or narration but instead a thoughtful music score and subtle sound effects that contribute to the mood.  

 

As well, Claudia exhibited a shorter film, Scenes From a Childhood, made in a similar style that re-imagines her own childhood.  Afterward she answered questions and met members of the NYSA.  Clips from these two videos can be seen on our  View our videos on YouTube page.

 

IN

John J. Zelenka  and 3Doo.com's Ingo Nadler 
via Skype from Bonn, Germany - March 18, 2015

A week later the usual suspects reconvened for the regular monthly NYSA meeting on March 18, again back at The Penumbra Foundation.  This was technologically the most ambitious meeting yet for the Association and its new 4k stereo monitor.  The night began with a Skype link from Germany with Ingo

Nadler, president o3Doo.com, a global pay-per-view provider of stereo 3D content.  He described his exciting new project and invited members of the NYSA to submit their works.

 

PP

Next up was the usual feature of the regular meetings, The NYSA Stereo Gallery.  The Gallery features contributions from members revolving around a different theme each month.  This month was "People/Portraits".  Seven members then narrated as their stereo images were shown to the group.  The narration was recorded and the full Stereo Gallery show can be seen on our  page.

 

DT

Again via Video Skype, George Themelis, 

John J. Zelenka  and "Dr. T", George Themelis Skyping  March 18, 2015.

aka Dr. T, of theOhio Stereo Photographic Society and Editor of Stereogram, their monthly newsletter (subscibe, it's worth it) greeted the NYSA.  He gave a short tutorial about how to shoot macro-stereography using many useful illustrations and examples.  Afterward the group had a few brief questions for Dr. T about macro stereography. 

 

 

FOGO

But wait, there's more!  We are only halfway through the meeting.  For the next hour, we met filmmaker and musician Pierre Lamoureux, who along with his brother Francois, made two 3D music documentaries.  He showed clips from Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project and Satchurated-Joe Satriani in Concert in 3D (both available at our NYSA Amazon Store)and a sample from his upcoming 3D project, Flamenco Hoy!

 

 

Pierre Lamoureux presents 

clips from his 3D films to the NYSA

March 18, 2015

Pierre gave a fascinating talk about his entry into the world of 3D filmmaking.  After making many 2D music films for various artists, he was asked about shooting Pat Metheny's Orchestrion project in 3D, something visually stimulating that lends itself perfectly to the stereo format.  Knowing that working in 3D has its own set of rules, he set out to discover the 3D dos and don'ts using a Fuji W3 and shooting and editing hours of footage.

 

 

Lamoureux said, "I saved tens of thousands of dollars on professional stereo rigs by learning important lessons with the W3 first."   Those lessons apply to shooting (don't place objects in the near foreground) and to editing (quick, MTV style edits don't work).  The result is a fluid, encompassing audio/visual experience.

 

Satchurated was slightly different because it included a live audience and full band, so it presented fewer editing options and more pressure to capture the concert live from many angles.  Flemenco Hoy presented similar challenges as they had only one live performance and virtually no editing possibilities due to the nature of this unique music/dance art form. The evening concluded with Pierre answering questions from NYSA members about his many projects.

 

IKOU

Just a short week later, on Wednesday March 25, there was even more 3D to be had at the 13th Street Repertory Theater.  NYSA member Ikuo Nakamura and collaborator Hayes Greenfield presented Minimus 3D Arkestra.  The

Ikou Nakamura, John J. Zelenka & E.James Smith

audience viewed a 3D anaglyph projection of scenic, original video onto a large screen.  Behind the screen and out of sight of the audience Ikuo mixed over 150 3D video clips live as Hayes played sax, building an intricate ambient loop.  It was a remarkably memorable night and hopefully Ikuo will be doing more live performances in the near future. 

 

 

 

His visually poetic 3D  film "Aurora Borealis" will be screened at BAM along with Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams". Ikou's won numerous awards, for good reason. Don't miss it!

 


 

 

ROBERT 

Robert Furmanek, founder of 3D Film Archive 

will be our special guest on Wednesday, May 20th. The premiere of this work will be presented at the Museum of Modern Art in June. It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Rarities,a collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies. 

Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World's Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I'll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation...and more! 

THANK YOU ROBERT!!! THANK YOU FLICKER ALLEY!

THANK YOU MOMA!!!

 

TTT2

Thank you to everyone for all of your tremendous support.  The next meeting of the New York Stereoscopic Association is on Wednesday, April 15.  We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the second year of the 1964-65 Worlds Fair in New York by showing our 'Time Travel Theatre, Vol. 1' comprised of restored 3D images of the Fair (available on 3DOO). The NYSA Stereo Gallery theme of April is Seasons/Weather and we'll be visiting via Video Skype with Al Caudullo, the 3D Guy (now living and producing 3D and 4K in Thailand).

 

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Windowtm


Newsletter of the New York Stereoscopic Association
Vol.1 Issue 5
NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH
 
Stereo Gallery
Time Travel Theatre
3D Guy

 

In this issue
PIERRE LAMOUREUX - 3D Film Maker
IKOU NAKAMURA - 3D Film Maker
CLAUDIA KUNIN - Artist
DR.T - Ohio Photographic Society & 3D Weekend
INGO NADLER  - President of  3DOO, 3D content on Smart TV's
ROBERT FURMANEK - 3D RARETIES
PEOPLE PORTRAITS - NYSA Stereo Theatre
TIME TRAVEL THEATRE, Volume I - 1964-65 NY Worlds Fair


Dear John,

What a month for 3D! Great NYSA meetings at Penumbra, special events and...weather. Which coincidentally  is the subject of April's NYSAStereo Gallery. And at this months meeting we'll
John J. Zelenka at the NYSA-March 11, 2015
be bringing in Al Caudullo, the 3dguy, via Skype Video to discuss shooting 4k 3D Video using  3D printing. Confused? You won't be. And in May, The Brooklyn Acadamy of Music, BAM will be presenting a series of 3D films including one by our own  Ikuo Nakamura. And in May's meeting you'll meet Robert  Furmanek who will be discussing his new 3D Blu Ray release of classic 
3D films that you just have to own!

And to rival our 3D-Day here in NY, the Ohio Stereoscopic Photographic Society  is holding a3D Weekend starting May 23rd. I'd ride my motorcycle there if I wasn't attending my son's wedding (shooting it in 3D, of course).

Also, I was tiring of describing glasses free displays as Auto Stereoscopic, AS, Glasses free so I decided to call them Free-D. From now on, that's it. Polarized, Anaglyph, Shutter and...Free-D. Humour me.

While we're on that subject, members of the NYSA will be teaming up with The Holocenter once again. So on May 8th and 9th be sure to come to The Flux Factory in Long Island City, Queens and see our Free-D monitor with various over the top works by NYSA members. 

Best Regards,

John J. Zelenka
President


CURATOR'S CORNER

BY E. JAMES SMITH

 

NYSA MARCH DOUBLE HEADER

 

ck 

The New York Stereoscopic Association met twice in March at The Penumbra Foundation.  On March 11, by special arrangement throughGerald MarksClaudia Kunin presented her two most recent works to an excited crowd.  Claudia, who is based in Los Angeles, has perfected a brilliantly original process that blends an augmented 

Claudia Kunin @  NYSA-March 11, 2015

reality with a dreamy, fantasy world.  Spectre of Memory in 3D is a stereo journey through the harrowing history of Claudia's mother's survival of Nazi Austria in World War II and subsequent move to the United States.  Claudia has used surviving photos, letters, newspaper clippings and documents to create a gentle, yet turbulent transformation from tyranny to freedom, from the old world to the new, all in a foggy 3D world.  There is not traditional dialogue or narration but instead a thoughtful music score and subtle sound effects that contribute to the mood.  

 

As well, Claudia exhibited a shorter film, Scenes From a Childhood, made in a similar style that re-imagines her own childhood.  Afterward she answered questions and met members of the NYSA.  Clips from these two videos can be seen on our  View our videos on YouTube page.

 

IN

John J. Zelenka  and 3Doo.com's Ingo Nadler 
via Skype from Bonn, Germany - March 18, 2015

A week later the usual suspects reconvened for the regular monthly NYSA meeting on March 18, again back at The Penumbra Foundation.  This was technologically the most ambitious meeting yet for the Association and its new 4k stereo monitor.  The night began with a Skype link from Germany with Ingo

Nadler, president o3Doo.com, a global pay-per-view provider of stereo 3D content.  He described his exciting new project and invited members of the NYSA to submit their works.

 

PP

Next up was the usual feature of the regular meetings, The NYSA Stereo Gallery.  The Gallery features contributions from members revolving around a different theme each month.  This month was "People/Portraits".  Seven members then narrated as their stereo images were shown to the group.  The narration was recorded and the full Stereo Gallery show can be seen on our  page.

 

DT

Again via Video Skype, George Themelis, 

John J. Zelenka  and "Dr. T", George Themelis Skyping  March 18, 2015.

aka Dr. T, of theOhio Stereo Photographic Society and Editor of Stereogram, their monthly newsletter (subscibe, it's worth it) greeted the NYSA.  He gave a short tutorial about how to shoot macro-stereography using many useful illustrations and examples.  Afterward the group had a few brief questions for Dr. T about macro stereography. 

 

 

FOGO

But wait, there's more!  We are only halfway through the meeting.  For the next hour, we met filmmaker and musician Pierre Lamoureux, who along with his brother Francois, made two 3D music documentaries.  He showed clips from Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project and Satchurated-Joe Satriani in Concert in 3D (both available at our NYSA Amazon Store)and a sample from his upcoming 3D project, Flamenco Hoy!

 

 

Pierre Lamoureux presents 

clips from his 3D films to the NYSA

March 18, 2015

Pierre gave a fascinating talk about his entry into the world of 3D filmmaking.  After making many 2D music films for various artists, he was asked about shooting Pat Metheny's Orchestrion project in 3D, something visually stimulating that lends itself perfectly to the stereo format.  Knowing that working in 3D has its own set of rules, he set out to discover the 3D dos and don'ts using a Fuji W3 and shooting and editing hours of footage.

 

 

Lamoureux said, "I saved tens of thousands of dollars on professional stereo rigs by learning important lessons with the W3 first."   Those lessons apply to shooting (don't place objects in the near foreground) and to editing (quick, MTV style edits don't work).  The result is a fluid, encompassing audio/visual experience.

 

Satchurated was slightly different because it included a live audience and full band, so it presented fewer editing options and more pressure to capture the concert live from many angles.  Flemenco Hoy presented similar challenges as they had only one live performance and virtually no editing possibilities due to the nature of this unique music/dance art form. The evening concluded with Pierre answering questions from NYSA members about his many projects.

 

IKOU

Just a short week later, on Wednesday March 25, there was even more 3D to be had at the 13th Street Repertory Theater.  NYSA member Ikuo Nakamura and collaborator Hayes Greenfield presented Minimus 3D Arkestra.  The

Ikou Nakamura, John J. Zelenka & E.James Smith

audience viewed a 3D anaglyph projection of scenic, original video onto a large screen.  Behind the screen and out of sight of the audience Ikuo mixed over 150 3D video clips live as Hayes played sax, building an intricate ambient loop.  It was a remarkably memorable night and hopefully Ikuo will be doing more live performances in the near future. 

 

 

 

His visually poetic 3D  film "Aurora Borealis" will be screened at BAM along with Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams". Ikou's won numerous awards, for good reason. Don't miss it!

 


 

 

ROBERT 

Robert Furmanek, founder of 3D Film Archive 

will be our special guest on Wednesday, May 20th. The premiere of this work will be presented at the Museum of Modern Art in June. It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Rarities,a collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies. 

Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World's Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I'll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation...and more! 

THANK YOU ROBERT!!! THANK YOU FLICKER ALLEY!

THANK YOU MOMA!!!

 

TTT2

Thank you to everyone for all of your tremendous support.  The next meeting of the New York Stereoscopic Association is on Wednesday, April 15.  We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the second year of the 1964-65 Worlds Fair in New York by showing our 'Time Travel Theatre, Vol. 1' comprised of restored 3D images of the Fair (available on 3DOO). The NYSA Stereo Gallery theme of April is Seasons/Weather and we'll be visiting via Video Skype with Al Caudullo, the 3D Guy (now living and producing 3D and 4K in Thailand).

 

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