Links and resources

 

More than 150 years of stereo imaging . . .

Sir Charles Wheatstone’s stereoscope actually preceded the invention of photography;  he used two slightly different drawings (E and E’ above) and mirrors (A and A’ ) to present the images to each eye.  Decades later, the invention of numerous belt or chain-driven stereocard viewers seems to have suggested the presentation of a series of pictures of motion, long before the appearance of film and movies.  For a survey of the early precedents of today’s crop of 3-D movies, and in fact movies themselves, see:


Ray Zone, Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2007. 


For insight into how 1950s-to-recent stereo moviemakers are thinking about the revival, see:


Ray Zone, 3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures, Scarecrow Press, 2005.


Websites, most with large lists of links:

http://la3dclub.com/ --Stereo Club of Southern Calif., mentor club to 3-D Hollywood since the 1950s

http://www.stereoscopic.org  --The stereo display technology conference for the last 20 years

http://www.stereoscopy.com  --A most comprehensive 3-D site.  Subscribe to the web newsletter

http://www.stereoview.org/ --Website of the National Stereoscopic Association, great publication

http://www.isu3d.org/ --Website of the International Stereoscopic Union, also with a great magazine



3-D supplies:

http://www.berezin.com/3d/