3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 179 pages
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Although numerous books about conventional filmmaking exist, none has solely addressed the challenges and production requirements of making stereoscopic motion pictures. Until now. Stereographer and film historian, Ray Zone, presents the insights of twenty-one professionals who have worked in this specialized field. In this unique collection of interviews, Zone explores the art and craft of 3-D filmmaking with producers, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers. The interviews range from a discussion with Arch Oboler - producer of Bwana Devil, the 1952 feature that triggered the "boom" of 3-D films - to producers and cinematographers who have worked with single-strip 3-D film production in the 1970s and '80s, 3-D films in theme parks, current IMAX films, and the new and still evolving format of digital 3-D cinema. These interviews provide an unprecedented look at the unique challenges of producing stereoscopic motion pictures. Over five decades of this unique medium are covered, and will interest aspiring filmmakers, stereo photography enthusiasts, cinema buffs, devotees of popular culture, and film historians.
 

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Contents

Arch Oboler
1
Chris Condon
7
Lenny Lipton
17
Steve Gibson
29
Arnold Herr
37
Murray Lerner
48
Paul Ryan
57
Isidore Mankofsky
61
Martin Mueller
106
James Neihouse
111
Simon Wincer
122
Stephen Low
129
Hugh Murray
135
James Cameron
143
Vince Pace
151
Ben Stassen
157

Sean Phillips
71
Howard Hall
87
Toni Myers
95
Brian Duffy
101
Steve Schklair
163
Index
173
About the Author
179
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\Ray Zone is a widely published author and speaker whose articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, American Cinematographer, and The Hollywood Reporter. A 3-D film producer and an award-winning 3-D artist and photographer, Zone has produced or published over 130 3-D comic books and created stereoscopic images for more than two decades.

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