The National Stereoscopic Association presents its
35th NSA Convention
July 8-13, 2009   •   Mesa, Arizona

WORKSHOPS

NSA workshops are not available any place else! See demonstrations on creating stereo images, including Phantograms, stereo cards, anaglyphs, etc. and discussions on software and hardware, such as Stereo Data Maker. Each NSA convention has a unique selection of workshops, which will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Day Time Details
Thurs 7/9 9 am Starting with StereoData Maker
Steve & Suzanne Hughes
This workshop features a brief overview of how StereoData Maker works and looks at some practical examples of cameras that have been put together using it.
Thurs 7/9 10 am A Beginners Guide to StereoPhoto Maker
David Starkman
An overview for beginners on how to use StereoPhoto Maker. This is a powerful and FREE program for easily, and even automatically, aligning digital left and right stereo image pairs. Images may also be batch renamed, aligned, cropped as a stereo pair, aligned for twin-digital projection and more.
Thurs 7/9 11 am Formatting Images for Digital Projection
Steve & Suzanne Hughes
If you are interested in taking part in digital competitions or just showing your images, this workshop will help you to get the image you see on your monitor up on the screen. We will discuss different formats, aspect ratios and compression techniques and the effect they have on the way your image looks when projected. This is a beginner level workshop primarily using StereoPhoto Maker.
Fri 7/10 9:00 am Digital Projection of Stereoscopic Images & Movies
John Hart
This introductory overview covers the hardware and software required to project 3D stills (or animated stills) and 3D movies. Discussion of the characteristics of projectors, setups suitable for 3D, lumen output and contrast (dynamic vs. static, ANSI vs. on/off, etc.), graphics interfaces, rendering for high-quality smooth-play, and software: Stereoscopic Player, StereoPhotoMaker, MyAlbum, Pics-to-Exe, ProShowGold, ProShowProducer, Wings, and AdobeAfterEffects.
Fri 7/10 10:15 am My Album, Ron Labbe
Using My Album Pro by Pierre Meindre to create simple 3D digital slideshows.
Fri 7/10 11:00 am A Beginners Introduction to Creating Digital 3-D Projection Shows with ProShow Gold
Susan Pinsky & Chris Schneberger
At this workshop a SIMPLE start in creating a side-by-side (parallel) 3-D show will be demonstrated, with tips and guidelines for utilizing 3-D with Proshow (the details that are NOT in the Photodex reference books.) To see 3-D examples online visit: www.photodex.com/sharing/browse -- then, when asked for member name, just type in pinsky.
Fri 7/10 1:00 pm Photoshop Techniques for Stereo, Jim Gasperini
Photoshop features useful for addressing problems in stereo pairs, including correcting problematic contrast with Camera Raw; correcting color and contrast issues with Curves; fixing perspective and rotation issues with Lens Correction Filter; and cleaning up old stereograph cards with Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, etc.
Sat 7/11 10 am Fixing My Gaze: How I Learned to See in 3D, Sue Barry
Up until I was 48 years old, I was cross-eyed and stereoblind. I looked through one eye and turned in the other. I will demonstrate the techniques I used to learn how to aim the two eyes at the same point in space and see in 3D. (I just wrote a book about this called Fixing My Gaze.) Several vision therapy tools will be shown including the Brock string and Polaroid vectograms as well as a new stereo projection system from HTS, Inc. (Repeats Sunday at 11 am)
Sat 7/11 11 am Tabletop Phantograms – Quick & Easy, Barry Rothstein
For the past several years photographic phantograms have come into greater visibility as a way to present a compelling and realistic stereo image. In under an hour we'll set up a shot, shoot, and process a tabletop phantogram in Photoshop.
Sun 7/12 10 am Stereo Window and Cropping, Bill Moll
The workshop will illustrate the theoretical concept of the stereo window using an actual physical window. Each attendee will use their own ‘window’ to better understand the concept and how it applies to a variety of 3D formats. There will also be discussion of cropping to eliminate disconcerting window violations.
Sun 7/12 11 am Fixing My Gaze: How I Learned to See in 3D, Sue Barry
Up until I was 48 years old, I was cross-eyed and stereoblind. I looked through one eye and turned in the other. I will demonstrate the techniques I used to learn how to aim the two eyes at the same point in space and see in 3D. (I just wrote a book about this called Fixing My Gaze.) Several vision therapy tools will be shown including the Brock string and Polaroid vectograms as well as a new stereo projection system from HTS, Inc.

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