Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema

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Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema
Author Lenny Lipton
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 318
ISBN 978-0442247249

Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema is the essential book on three-dimensional filmmaking. The book has dramatically affected the way in which films are made and thought about. Lenny Lipton is the author of Independent Filmmaking, The Super 8 Book, and Lipton on Filmmaking, and his articles on films and film making have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Super-8 Filmmaker and American Cinematographer. His more than twenty-five independently produced films hove been screened at the Whitney Museum, Cinematheque Frongaise, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Pacific Film Archives, and several have won festival prizes. In addition to cm award from the American Film Institute, Lipton has received grants from the National Education Association and from the California Arts Council for his research in stereoscopic filmmaking. He was president and founder of StereoGraphics Corp., a company devoted to research and development in stereoscopic imaging techniques and later CTO of RealD one of the largest companies doing 3D Cinema today. A member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, he has taught filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California.

Three-dimensional, or stereoscopic cinema has been the stepchild of filmmaking, discredited in the minds of filmmakers, producers, and audiences. Lenny Lipton, author of the classic Independent Filmmaking, had shown the way toward the current revival of 3D movies we are seeing now in 2010.

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