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NBC Universal Helps Canadian College Purchase 3D Suite

NBC Universal has made a generous gift that will allow Canadian Sheridan College to incorporate 3D stereoscopic content production into the curriculum of its film and television programs, including a new Bachelor of Film and Television that launches in 2014.

This gift enables the purchase of equipment that will allow our students to shoot, edit and deliver 3D content. It will also equip us to develop modular workshops for industry, and support our ongoing research activities at Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT),” says Sandy McKean, Associate Dean of Film, Television and Journalism at Sheridan.

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"Digital Stereoscopy" Limited Offer

Digital Stereoscopy -the bible of modern 3D technologies- is now available in Kindle Edition with a large discount thanks to Kindle Countdown Deals.

 Buy a Kindle digital copy now at a very low price! 

"Digital Stereoscopy" Abstract

Stereoscopic images are a century old but the recent rise of digital 3D in all aspects of audiovisual production allows for a constant high level of quality, making stereoscopy pleasant and comfortable for the viewer's eyes. The range of media influenced by stereoscopy is impressive, going from motion pictures and television to print and Internet distribution.

This book will let you discover the basic principles of how we perceive objects in 3D, how we can shoot 3D pictures and movies, what digital processes are required to produce quality 3D images, and how 3D movies are distributed. It also explains less known aspects of the production workflow, such as 2D to 3D conversion, storage, real-time transmission for broadcasting, and 3D Blu-ray authoring. The various methods of displaying and projecting 3D images will be covered, along with their pros and cons.

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3D For Kids Workshop

Jeff Boller from The Simple Carnival (Delmont, PA, USA) conducts 3D for Kids workshops aimed to 7 years old kids. The workshop covers the basics of stereoscopy and various 3D techniques through fun, interactive, hands-on demonstrations.

The workshop has been a big hit with kids and adults alike as you can see in the video here under.

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3D Bootcamp in London on July 22-26, 2013

Ravensbourne, one of the organisers of March’s 3D Creative Summit, is now launching the 3D Bootcamp, which will run from July 22-26, 2013. The five-day course will give directors, producers, DoPs, production designers, editors and VFX artists practical skills to work in stereoscopic 3D.

Participants will get to use 3D rigs from the likes of 3ality Technica, Sony and RED in a real production environment. They will also use tools including Mistika. One of the tutors will be Los Angeles-based Jill Smolin, director of education from 3ality.

Cost is only 180£ (excluding VAT) for the five days of intensive hands-on training.

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3D Teaching Has Now Access to 3D Content Hub

Interactive 3D teaching software provider 3D-Hub is expanding its online library of stereoscopic 3D content after a number of world-leading distributors and producers agreed to make a selection of their titles available for download.

This expansion is good news for teachers looking for new and exciting stereoscopic videos to use in the classroom with 3D-Hub’s media player. 3D Content Hub, National Geographic Entertainment and Principal Media have all agreed to provide 3D content, adding to the many titles already available on the 3D-Hub website.

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