Theatre Winners from the 2012 3D-Con
3-D Theater Awards
Paul Wing Award (Best of Show) Fabienne Tsai "Of Mice (A Cat) and Men"
1st Gary Schacker "Machine Age Muscle"
2nd Terry Wilson "Eastern State Penitentiary"
3rd Chris Schneberger "The Mirror Ghost"
1st 'Colorado' John Hart "The Skyline and Scree"
2nd Robert Bloomberg "How to Draw a Cat"
3rd Trish Sie, Pilobolus and Eric Kurland "OK Go - All is Not Lost"
Best 3-D Computer Generated Imagery
'Colorado' John Hart "Neomorpheos"
Best Use of Historical Material
Gesela Will "Keystone Recreation Project"
Hideyuke Asakura "The Time to Start Moving Again"
Best First-Time Presenter
David Richardson "The Civil War in Color"
1st Robert Bloomberg "How to Draw a Cat"
2nd Fabienne Tsai "Of Mice (A Cat) and Men"
3rd Gesela Will "Keystone Recreation Project"
Special Award - Ron Labbe "2012 3D-Con Theater Opening"
3D-CON's 3-D Theater brings you 5 days of incredible videos,
slideshows, and panel discussions designed to entertain, inform, awe,
and inspire. The Stereo Theater will feature high-resolution
state-of-the-art digital projection and will present an eclectic mix
of first-rate programs encompassing an immense range of subjects and
techniques. The complete listing of material to be shown will appear
A special program designed to welcome everyone to the 2012 National
Stereoscopic Association's 3D-CON. Get acquainted with Costa Mesa and
the NSA. This show is open to everyone - no convention registration
||Stereoscopic Photography I
Thursday's blocks will focus on stereoscopic photography and
photographers, including a special engagement with internationally
renowned 3-D photographer Jack Laxer, and a showing of all of the
entries to the NVIDIA 3-D SHOWCASE.
Stereoscopic Photography II
Shooting 2D for a 3D World: A discussion
A discussion of the key creative and technical issues in shooting 2D for a converted 3D theatrical presentation. Covering helpful tips from script, prep, shoot, vfx production, and conversion. Presented by Aaron Parry and Graham Clark of StereoD.
Stereoscopic Photography III
In Conversation: Suzanne Lloyd
During the 1920's Harold Lloyd was the most successful film star in the world. A prolific 3-D photographer, he was a founding member and the first President of the Hollywood Stereoscopic Society. Suzanne Lloyd is the granddaughter of Harold Lloyd and was raised by him at his magnificent estate, Greenacres, in Beverly Hills, California. She was executive producer of the documentary Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius and author of 3-D Hollywood, Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian, and Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes in 3-D! Suzanne Lloyd considers it an honor to preserve and promote Harold Lloyd's legacy for future generations. Suzanne will present a selection of Harold Lloyd's stereo images, and share her memories of her grandfather with 3-D historian Ray Zone.
Converting 2-D to 3-D
From the famous clock scene in Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last" to current Hollywood blockbusters. Dr. Barry Sandrew discusses the art of 3-D conversion. Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., founder, CCO and CTO of Legend3D, Inc., received his doctorate in neuroscience from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as a neuroscientist. An entrepreneur at heart and a fiercely independent thinker, Sandrew left his academic and scientific career to start American Film Technologies (AFT), and invent the first all-digital colorization process for colorizing black and white films. His risk paid off. He took AFT public while converting hundreds of movies for clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., Fox, ABC and CBS. Sandrew then started two companies, one of which was Lightspan - one of the largest educational software companies in the world. Lightspan eventually went public and was acquired by Plato Learning. In 2000, Sandrew founded Legend Films and began re-inventing colorization and developed a proprietary restoration process. In 2006, Sandrew recognized that the future of entertainment was going to be 3D and took action to challenge conventional thinking. He leveraged his proprietary colorization pipeline and modified the direction of the R&D initiative and the business model to embrace 2D-to-3D conversion, changing the name of the company to Legend3D. Sandrew is a visual effects pioneer and digital imaging expert with more than 14 VFX patents and 23 years of feature film and TV experience. As the mastermind behind the 2D-to-3D conversion of some of Hollywood's most acclaimed titles, including Martin Scorsese's Hugo and Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Sandrew's expertise in digital imaging and quality conversion has made him a sought after stereo expert.
3-D Movies Eclectic Mix I
Programs will include short films ranging from
documentaries to comedies, dramas, and animation.
3-D Movies Eclectic Mix II
Presentation on the Status of 3D Worldwide by Jim Chabin, President &
CEO of the International 3D Society.
Keynote Presentation by Lenny Lipton
Spotlight on 3-D in Music Videos
Featuring works from a number of
artists who have recently delved into the world of 3-D including OK
Go, The Shins, Foster The People, AWOLNATION, The Totally Wow, and
many other bands. Followed by a discussion with some of the people
behind the music and the 3-D.
Friday After Dark !ADULTS ONLY!
The 3-D Theater presents an ADULTS ONLY screening of the racy, risque,
and grotesque. From glamorous pinups, to adult parodies of Hollywood
classics, to a zombie gorefest, this is a block of shorts geared just
for GROWN-UPS, and guaranteed to raise your pulse rate. This program
will contain violence, profanity, nudity, and include content of a
sexual nature. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE ADMITTED!
International 3-D shows I
More movies and shows with an international flavor of 3-D covering
photography and motion pictures from around the world.
International 3-D shows II
Behind the 3D of Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man.
With Rob Engle, Eric Deren, Jason Goodman and Jeff Amaral. Moderated
by Jon Schnitzer. Technologies and techniques used to shoot the
picture in native 3D, and the art and craft of bringing the world of the web-slinging
hero to full, three dimensional life on screen.
Brian May's Brief History of 3-D
Dr. Brian May will introduce the US premiere of his brilliant
documentary which provides an overview of the stereoscopic arts from
it's origins to the digital present. Followed by a conversation
between Dr. May and 3-D historian Ray Zone.
Saturday Late Night Comedy
A full screening of the comedy film SAFETY GEEKS: SVI, as seen in the
workshop presentation "3D and Comedy: A Panel Discussion Exploring New
Dimensions in Funny"
Showcase of Award Winners
All of the award winning content of the convention replays for you to
Special Pre-Recorded Presentation on 3-D in Video Games and
Entertainment. Presented by Sony Computer Entertainment, and featuring
Ian Bickerstaff, Simon Benson and Buzz Hays. Followed by a Q&A with Mr
3-D Glasses Fashion Show at the Pool
Come outside to see the latest in stylish stereoscopic eye-wear.
Presented by Stereo Sisters and hosted by Shannon Benna.
Sunday Dive-In Theater
Join us at the hotel pool for the return of the DIVE-IN THEATER. Enjoy
this "secret screening" of a 3-D feature film from the comfort of a
poolside lounge chair, or from in the pool itself. We can't tell you
what the movie is yet - that's our secret, but we guarantee you'll
have fun at this party to celebrate the last night of 3D-CON.
For those joining us on the excursion to Los Angeles - we'll have a
special stop at the Downtown Independent theater for a look at the
latest 3-D coming attractions.
There will be six juried award categories:
Plus three Audience Awards
- Paul Wing Award for best work in the show
- Best Stereo Cinematography (live motion-video source material)
- Best Stereo Photography (still photographic source material)
- Best 3D Computer Generated Imagery and/or Special Effects (judges selection)
- Best Use of Historical Material
- Best Screenplay/Story/Narration
- 3 - FujiFilm Real3D W3 Cameras
- 3 - NVIDIA 3D Vision Wireless Glasses Kits
- 3 - Sony Vegas Pro 11 Editing Suite