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3-D Revolution
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3-D Revolution
The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema
Creators: Ray Zone
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Pub. date: 07/22/2012
Lib. SRP: 40.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 40.00 USD
Format: Open PDF eBook
ISBN: 9780813136127
DRM Level: Media Operation & Rights Access License
File size: 4580 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Performing Arts, Nonfiction
Keywords:
   History & Criticism
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Short Description:
   

In 2009, Avatar, a 3-D movie directed by James Cameron, became the most successful motion picture of all time, a technological breakthrough that has grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide. Its seamless computer-generated imagery and live action stereo photography effectively defined the importance of 3-D to the future of cinema, as well as all other currently evolving digital displays. Though stereoscopic cinema began in the early nineteenth century and exploded in the 1950s in Hollywood, its present status as an enduring genre was confirmed by Avatar's success.

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema traces the rise of modern 3-D technology from Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil (1952), which launched the 50s 3-D boom in Hollywood, to the rapidly-modernizing 3-D industry today. Ray Zone takes a comprehensive approach that not only examines the technology of the films, but also investigates the business, culture, and art of their production. Influencing new...

Full Description:
   

In 2009, Avatar, a 3-D movie directed by James Cameron, became the most successful motion picture of all time, a technological breakthrough that has grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide. Its seamless computer-generated imagery and live action stereo photography effectively defined the importance of 3-D to the future of cinema, as well as all other currently evolving digital displays. Though stereoscopic cinema began in the early nineteenth century and exploded in the 1950s in Hollywood, its present status as an enduring genre was confirmed by Avatar's success.

3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema traces the rise of modern 3-D technology from Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil (1952), which launched the 50s 3-D boom in Hollywood, to the rapidly-modernizing 3-D industry today. Ray Zone takes a comprehensive approach that not only examines the technology of the films, but also investigates the business, culture, and art of their production. Influencing new generations of filmmakers for decades, the evolution of 3-D cinema technology continues to fill our theaters with summer blockbusters and holiday megahits.

Reviews:
  Publisher's Weekly
     

July 30, 2012
Explaining the development of the art form from novelty to near-industry standard, Zone's study details the fits and starts of 3-D cinema from its initial 1952 commercial breakthrough with Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil to James Cameron's 2009 technologically visionary achievement, Avatar. Acting as a sequel to his previous work, 3-D artist and producer Zone (Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film) illustrates in profuse detail the science, methodology, applications, and individuals behind the notable films that emerged in what Zone categorizes as three of the four evolutionary epochs of 3-D cinema: the Era of Convergence, the Immersive Age (arguably the book's strongest section), and the advent of Digital 3-D Cinema. His attempt to present a comprehensive modern history of 3-D is obfuscated by overwhelming details concerning the evolution of the technology behind the medium. Cursory cultural and historical contextualization leaves little for the lay reader to latch on to, resulting in a work that often reads like a technical manual designed for enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Creator Marketing:
  Ray Zone     
     

Ray Zone is an award-winning 3D artist, speaker and film producer. He is the author of Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D film, 1838-1952 and lives in Hollywood. California.

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