Various sources report that Amazon is working on a 3D smartphone to be released before end of 2013. More or less similarly to LG, Amazon’s device is supposed to use retina-tracking technology to make images appear to be hovering above the surface of the screen from all angles, without requiring special glasses. So, it is not completely clear if the new phone will have a 3D autostereoscopic screen, or if images will be re-rendered in real time in 2D while following the user’s head and eye movements …
Rodrigo Areias, Fundaçao Cidade de Guimaraes, Portugal, will produce an innovative stereoscopic 3D feature film made of three humoristic short movies. Actually in post production, the movie is supposed to be ready for Cannes Festival in May:
The Three Disasters by Jean-Luc Godard, a short film about the historical memory of the 3D.
Just in Time One by Peter Greenaway where space is crossed by various layers of time: 900 years of compiled history.
Cinesapiens by Edgar Pera is a short history of the cinema viewer, from the cave to silent cinema, through sound to colour and from stereoscopic 3D to holo cinema.
Interesting, how will these three renowned directors explore 3D and the evolution of its spectators in the field of cinema: How does 3D affect the spectator’s place and transversal perceptions?
In cooperation with Planetarium Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian von Herrmann, TU Berlin, will start a 12-month panoramic full dome projection-research project in May.
For this, they’re looking for a student assistant (pdf) who should, but must not, have some experiences in media creation for digital dome projection, explicitly, however, in Adobe CS and Cinema 4D; the assistant’s place will be in Berlin, particularly supporting the practical cooperation with the production department in Hamburg. Moreover, besides managing the rendering, the assistant will also be involved in the film design and 2D/3D animation, as well.
Anyone interested should contact me directly – and very quickly!
Next Monday, January 14th, we are going for a rather spectacular demonstration of the world’s largest wave field synthesis which is held by Berlin Technical University. Though this excursion is dedicated to the master students of BTK mainly, everyone else being interested in new technical inventions in the field of space perception resp. simulation will be very welcome!
We’ll meet at 6:00 pm, sine tempore, at
Technische Universität Berlin
Hörsaal 104 / Hauptgebäude
Straße des 17. Juni 135
Be prepared for an impressive sensation you never ever got before!
If you ever thought about working at Walt Disney Animation Studios with Stereo Supervisor, Layout Supervisor, Director of Look and Lighting to create immersive and comfortable 3D images in support of the story, you probably may want to check out whether their job offer will match your skills and interests, as well. – However, there are a lot more of career opportunities at Disney’s, of course …
If you are an iPhone user wanting to shoot stereoscopic 3D photos and having one wish remaining free for Xmas, you may want to try the Scubo Cam which allows you to record 3D videos and capture 3D photos. The convincing concept simply consists of a second lens module that can be connected to your iPhone. However, the resulting stereo-base is quite wide! – The device will be available in January 2013 for € 89.95, the according Scubo Cam App is free at the Apple App Store …
Scubo Cam Device for iPhone
To all who didn’t receive my email notification yet: Regarding our workshop 3D Content Creation for Interactive Visualisations and Immersive Surroundings we quite fast must find an appointment for a necessary preliminary discussion. – Your participation is compelling, you must sign in here!
You just have only a few more days to submit your stereoscopic 3D content to the 4th edition of the 3D Film Festival in Liège, Belgium, 3rd – 6th of December, 2012, which claims to be the first festival of its kind in Europe. Like all other awards, the Perrons of Crystal awards will be given out to the winners during the Awards Ceremony of their Gala Evening on December 6th. – For more details on the competition please hurry and turn to their submission instructions directly!
Finally, the 3D Innovation Center, held by Heinrich Hertz Institute, was officially opened on August 28th, 2012 in presence of Bundesminister Rösler and representatives of nearly all the associated companies and institutes, among them Prof. Dr. Bagschick, and me.
Prof. Dr. Bagschik and me at the official opening of 3D Innovation Center
The 3D Innovation Center Berlin offers the whole cast of actors a platform and a pre-competitive environment where they can exchange views and opinions, build contacts, put their products and systems to the test and present them jointly to a diversity of target audiences.
With its 3D-Lab, the BTK is proud to be a member of that broad array of research bodies ranging from research institutes to private sector development labs, from universities to broadcasting stations, TV companies and telecoms which are engaged in planning and developing 3D production, 3D content and 3D distribution.
At the official opening of 3D Innovation Center …
In December 2012, the 3rd International 3D-Stereo Festival will take place in Moscow. Besides various exhibitions and events on stereo technologies, the festival program will also include a 3D movie contest, seminars and master classes by leading experts or panel discussions, as well. For more information concerning the festival and how to participate, please turn to the their contact page directly.