Jose, it was a pleasure meeting you, finally, on the rush to the good seats. Let's conect again when there's time to talk. The heat continues to exhaust me. I sought refuge in the Pig & Whiistle = ypu know, that place where Mr. Mulwray got into an argument with Mr. Cross -- but it doesn't have air conditioning. Cooler than outside, however.
I also enjoyed meeting Todd J. Moore and Greg.Kintz and look forward to chatting with both fine gentlemen again. Greg is shooting steresopic video and frames for the event using JVC's hi-def pro camera and doing an outstanding job. Greg really knows how to shoot. I hope he'll share some images with us on HTF.
The highlight of the day was a three-hour seminar on early European 3-D cinema by the scholar from Munich -- sorry I forget his name. He awed us all with his well-constructed authoritative lecture, and by projecting documents, research and video from his Mac onto the big screen. His presentation included stunning 3-D films from as early as 1891. That's right: 1891. His seminar gave us one revelation after another. I hope he makes a 3-D documentary someday very soon. He certainly masterd the images to go along with the text.
Once again Real-D rose to the occasion with deep, sharp, clean and well-defined transfers of Creature From the Black Lagoon and Jaws 3-D. Both transfers are problematic, however, with anomalies and convergence violations. Creature's problems could probably have been repaired digitally if Universal had hired someone who know what they were seeing and doing. Much has ben done to improve Jaws 3-D, but it still has significant problems and I suspect not all of them are repairable. I was reminded of what a lot of fun the film is. Stereopsis problems or not, Jaws 3-D is a good time at the movies
Once again Julie Addams charmed the crowd and gave each person who bought her new autobiography a quality personel chat; a very gracious lady. Walter Mirisch remembered well how The Maze came about, and signed copies of his new autobriography.
The greatest pleasure of the day, however, was getting reacquainted with one of the unsung heroes of 3-D movies, the stereoscopic engineer John A Rupkalvis. He worked for StereoVision Internation in the early days, worked on JAWS 3-D and shot METALSTORM among others, designs and builds 3-D cameras, and has contributed stereoscopic science and technology to every level of the industry.
Edited by Richard--W, September 08 2013 - 12:55 AM.