The 3D Train From Nowhere


Tuesday March 30, 2010 8:30pm

Downtown Independent

251 S Main St., LA CA 90012

LA 3D ClubDowntown Independent

$5 LA3DClub members • $10 non-members • FREE with USC Student ID!

The LA3DClub presents an illustrated 3D lecture by Ray Zone along with two nWave Pictures films on the history of 3D: Encounter in the Third Dimension and Misadventures in 3D. Zone’s lecture addresses the 3D filming of the historic Lumiere brothers’ ‘actuality’ L’Arrivee du Train in its 2D (1895) and 3D (1935) versions, both of which will be screened. As one of cinema’s founding myths, the screening of the Lumiere film in 1895 at the Café Grand in Paris evoked panic in the audience. Zone reveals some hitherto unknown historic facts that shed new light on this founding myth of cinema and explains the 3D camera system that the Lumiere brothers constructed to make this seminal work of cinema.

Encounter in the Third Dimension (1998) and Misadventures in 3D (2003) feature Stuart Pankin in groundbreaking stereoscopic visuals addressing stereoscopic perception and the history of 3D. Elvira – Mistress of the Dark – is also featured in Encounter in the Third Dimension. Both films have been presented in IMAX Theaters worldwide, to great acclaim.

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