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.
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.
We are happy to have a 3D Movie Night again at the end of this semester: On July 10th, 7:30 pm, we are going to show The Adventures of Tintin in stereoscopic 3D, as you liked it. (3D-Lab, R4.07; please be on time.) – No fee, popcorn free!
As Scully found out, in April 2012, a consumer protection related petition was presented to the German Bundestag concerning a uniform marking duty for converted 3D movies. Believe it or not: although it’s too late now for signing petition no. 23931, you still may watch the discussion online.
Unbelievable: the last day of FMX has broken – and also unbelievable today was not only the measured outside temperature of 34°, but also the felt temperature inside of at least 55° … nonetheless, as you can see, we always stayed turned on three-dimensionally:
Our second day at the 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, FMX, in Stuttgart again was full and even hotter than the day before, although we had a fan working at highest level all the time. – Not only did we met the really charming folks of our sister Media Design School New Zealand, but also did a little alumni with Fabian who joined us at our booth:
After a very long, very very hot day at FMX in Stuttgart, the somewhat exhausted but highly inspired small crew of the BTK::3D-Lab got together for a quick 3D foto shooting, just before the three of them went over to the opening of the International Trick Film Festival (ITFS) in the evening:
Like the year before, a small crew of the BTK::3D-Lab again will represent our school at the School Campus during FMX 2012, the most important Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, which will take place from 8th to 11th of May in Stuttgart:
80 years ago, in the silent film era, filming each scene with two movie cameras was a customary technique; due to this, the classic The Phantom of the Opera was actually unintentionally shot in stereoscopic 3D format! – Making this interesting discovery in 2010, filmmaker and author Carl Hernz did a restoration and reconstruction of the stereoscopic views accidentally created by that unexpected twist of fate, and in April 2012, the movie is going to make its first public screening in 3D, and will then be featured in several film festivals in the U.S. and other countries before its major release on October 31, 2012.