3D-Con's 3D Theater features an eclectic mix of presentations encompassing a diverse range of subjects and techniques.
Unless otherwise noted, all 3D Theater presentations will be streamed on YouTube in both side-by-side for 3DTVs and red/cyan anaglyph for phones, tablets, and computers. Visit the 3D-Con YouTube channel at 3D-Con.com/youtube to subscribe and watch.
Replay recordings of these theater programs will be available through the end of the convention on Sunday night. Once the convention ends, on Monday, only select individual shows will be available, based on permission from each individual presenter, but the full theater replay shows will not be available after Sunday.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the 3D-Con 2021 3D Theater Awards:
Best Show by a First-time PresenterHabitats: The Urban Housing Futurism of Moshe Safdie
Best Slideshow Presentatation of New or Historical PhotographyView-Master Movie Preview Reels
Best Video-based PresentationMartha-Phiddipus Regius
The Paul Wing Award for Best In ShowBob And Ed's Excellent Adventures, A Tribute to Edgar Lower
Block 1: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Friday, August 13
View-Master Movie Preview Reels
desperateBeauty - Flower
B Just (desperateBeauty)
International 3D Stereo Photo Contest Vienna 2021
Photographische Gesellschaft Wien (PHG)
Mode Expo 67/Fashioning Expo 67
Michael David Toth
A Swaggerers Progress Show
3D Time Travel Rap
Edgar Lower Tribute
Dawn of the Atomic Beast
Block 2: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Saturday, August 14
2021 Ohio International Stereoscopic Exhibition
Habitats: The Urban Housing Futurism of Moshe Safdie
Michael David Toth
Pompeii - Beauty from the Ashes
Hermine Raab and Kurt Bauer
Eastern Virginia Furachute & Furisbee
True Crime in Old Stereographs
Block 3: 8:00PM - 9:00PM PDT Saturday, August 14
Tru-Vue Sally Rand Fan Dance Reproduction
AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2020
Block 4: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Sunday, August 15
3D-Con 2022 Preview
2021 Ohio International Stereoscopic Exhibition - Part II "Action"
Movement No.1 (The Halal Zone)
D. Carlton Bright
Richmond 3D: Belle Isle 3D
Experiments in Photographic Homologous Image Pairs with Shift in Parallax of Close Range Subjects
Experiments in Stereoscopic Perceptions with Occlusions of Known Silhouettes
Fusion Experiments of Motion Video with Homologous and Disparate Elements
See Naples and Die
Wolfgang Sell, along with his wife Mary Ann, are the foremost View-Master authorities. They have a comprehensive collection of View-Master reels and equipment, ephemera, and other stereo cameras. The couple have published books and articles on View-Master.
B Just (desperateBeauty) unsigned UK-based one-man band and visual artist desperateBeauty does literally everything, including writing/recording/performing the music and shooting/creating his own stereoscopic 3D music videos. The brand new 'Flower' music video took 3 years to complete. His first, 'Strategies' (also performed at 3D-Theatre in 2019) took 10. Things are looking up.
(all other platforms 'desperateBeauty', no space).
The Stereo Section of the Photographic Society in Vienna (phg) was founded in 1928. The members are dedicated amateur and professional photographers who are committed to the art and science of stereoscopic imaging. The club has been led by Hermine Raab since 2010. She organises 3D events, exhibitions and lecture evenings. The International 3D Stereo Photo Contest Vienna took place for the 10th time this year. Five successful photographers first judged the images offline, then exchanged opinions via video conference. The judges found a wide range of stereoscopic quality, and many exceptional images. The winning images of 29 participants of 10 countries are shown. Also you can see them on www.3dimensionale.at and at club events and congresses. Besides the awards each participant receives a 3D TV show of the winning images.
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Michael Toth is a self-confessed media hoarder with, among other obsessions, a "thing" for analog and digital stereo discs of both the phonic and optical variety. With finite options to satisfy his insatiable hunger for three-dimensional optical media, combined with a conviction to preserve reality in 3-D, eventually he fell into shooting his own stereoscopic stuff with a Sony TD10 and a Fuji W1. Extracurricular activities include a weekly, eccentric, freeform radio show that he hosts under his DJ moniker "Tothar" on Internet station LuxuriaMusic.com.
I am a retired IT project manager and therefore have a lot of time to devote myself to my passion for stereoscopy. Many years ago I started shooting fotos with analog stereo cameras and creating classic stereo cards with a ruler and cutter. Now I am taking advantage of digital devices and tools. But I still prefer to produce the stereo images in the classic square-based format. My stereoscopy collection is very diverse. From the early stereo cards to the Viewmaster, everything is represented. In the last few years I've been particularly concerned with the early stereo cards from France and Great Britain and of course the cards showing Zurich.
I started collecting stereo graphs in the late 80s and was so fascinated by them that I started creating them with two Brownie Hawkeyes mounted side by side. From their I found an Iloca stereo camera at a yard sale and expanded in to stereo slides. The curiosity has continued and I play around with a lot of 360 and VR 180 cameras and also do a lot of CG stereoscope. All of this comes together in my YouTube channel 3D Time Traveler. By day, I am the Creative Director at Sylvan Learning.
I live in Freeport, IL and became interested in 3D while following my wife to antique shops and discovering stereo cards. To this day, I’m amazed at the depth in the stereos! I then learned you could make your own stereo cards, so I bought a Kodak stereo film camera to do just that. Later, I learned there are many other crazy 3D enthusiasts so I attended my first convention in Green Bay, WI in 1999. Now retired, I love to travel and document my memories in stereo with my W-3.
William Turner is an avid 3D movie collector and enthusiast who has been making his own stereoscopic images and videos for over a decade. He currently devotes much of his time to creating three-dimensional fractal images. William recently completed his first short 3D film, "Dawn of the Atomic Beast" which will be shown during NSA 3D-CON 2021.
Christian A. Zschammer is into S3D thanks to a Viewmaster viewer and some reels he was given at the age of 10. Also anaglyph comic books did their part to get him hooked instantaneously to that kind of depth display. Currently he enjoys creating both abstract and documentary 3D-videos, his alter ego "Mysterious Dr. Stereo" is hosting the real 3D videoblog "Mondo Stereo 3D" on YouTube which is full of both information and hilarity, so people say. Since 2016 his 3D videos have been shown at festivals in Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA, Angoulême, France, Moscow, Russia and Busan, Korea.
Before retiring after 25 years as a scientific visualization specialist for NASA, I mixed my interest in all things 3D from computer generated imagery of complex data to interactive simulations in virtual reality. I used people’s fascination with 3D to promote NASA’s programs to groups ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens, and from rocket-scientists to politicians. Back in 1998, and looking for new 3D display technology for NASA, I attended the NSA Convention in Richmond, VA, where I rekindled an interest in 3D photography. This led to buying and collecting way too many cameras, viewers and toys, and eventually to joining the Ohio Stereo Photographic Society — a damn fine group of talented folks.
Hermine Raab & Kurt Bauer have many common interests: among others, stereoscopy, music and exploring foreign countries and cultures. They record their impressions and experiences on their joint travels in stereoscopic images. From these, they create full-length 3D shows, which they show at exhibitions. The last trip before COVID took them to POMPEII to visit the ancient city in Campania, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, but has remained largely preserved under the volcanic ash.
My name is Robert Davis, and I am a stereographer from Virginia! I have been fascinated by 3D and 3D storytelling for a very long time, and have been making 3D videos for my YouTube since 2018.
Martin Schub is a retired electrical engineer and onetime physicist. He got hooked on stereo in the late 1980's. This is his fourth show to be shown at a 3D-Con.
Claudia Kunin was born August, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. She first started animating still photographs in 2011 for a show at the Annenberg Center For Photography in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, her work has been exhibited internationally. Ms. Kunin’s work is collected by numerous prestigious institutions including the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Getty Research Institute, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her archive will be housed in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History’s Photographic Collection.
After many years working as an actor, I became a director in the early 2000s. In 2009 I directed my first film in 3D One Night At The Circus 3D, a 2 hour circus show filmed with 12 3D cameras. Since then I directed more than 40 live shows and concerts in 3D (with 5 to 13 cameras). In 2018, I directed my first short-film in 3D : Walking In Your Footsteps.
Jeanne is my second short-film.
Gene Mitofsky is a long time member of NSA, ISU and is the PSA 3D Star Ratings Director. He has been attending, contributing and working at NSA conventions for over 25 years.
Maxx Klaxon is an electropop musician, 3D video propagandist, and aspiring dictator, operating from a secure, undisclosed location in the New York City area. Some claim that he is actually the alter ego of artist and New York Stereoscopic Association member Max Clarke, but this rumor could not be confirmed by 3D-Con staff.
My passion is making images and I have been making stereo images since 1988. I have been a member of NSA, ISU and PSSCC and have presented stereo theater shows many times, been involved with several folios and have chaired two conventions with a third on the way in 2022. I am currently on the Board of Directors for NSA.
Carlton Bright is video artist who has been making inroads into the expressive possibilities of stereographic, or 3D artwork since the moving to NYC in the early 1980s. Originally a sculptor, Carlton found his two main fields of interest naturally dovetailed together in the creation, or composing of 3D video artwork. A major innovation has been utilizing musical nomenclature in the composing process of 3D videos. His work has been featured in the International 3-D Convention, and the Ventana Gallery and the Holography center in NYC.
Ryan Suits is a filmmaker based in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoys working in mixed media and giving permanence to the ephemeral. His work explores a combination of long exposure photography, stop motion, stereoscopy, optical illusions, and anything else that will create vibrant fantasy worlds with light.
ilicia benoit is a pseudographer living in a stereographers orthoscopic world. She recently left her lifelong career as a creative professional for major mass market and big box retail to focus on stereoscopy professionally, concentrating on the 2 properties she founded, the non profit National 3-D Day, which she founded in 2020 with Eric Kurland of 3-D SPACE, and PARALLAX-SHIFT, an impact brand devoted to stereoscopic communications. Her online shop PARALLAX-SHIFT.MYSHOPIFY.com, just launched and carries stereoscopic lifestyle products and educational items of her design, as well as opportunities for stereoscopic artisans to produce high quality products at no cost to them, thusly creating new avenues of expression and revenue sources that give back directly to our communities and elevate our culture. The soon to be launched PARALLAX-SHIFT.com hopes to become your new destination for stereoscopic communication, and is the center hub of all operations for media productions, manufacturing opportunities, professional services, and free educational resources. She is confident that her academic pursuits, expertise in stereoscopic theory and format varieties and 20+ years professional experience as a corporate creative in design and marketing for some of the largest retailers on the North American continent, will enable her to realize an ultimate goal of broadening awareness and understanding of stereoscopic communications to general populations nationally and worldwide.
Hermine Raab was a professional mathematician - retired from a career in the IT industry. Stereoscopy has been her passion for 25 years. She joined NSA about 20 years ago and has been elected ISU President in 2019. She loves Italy and the typical Italian way of living, idleness, relaxation and pleasure. She has learned the Italian language and is addicted to "La Dolce Vita." Visiting the historic centre of Naples means exploring twenty centuries of history. It is the largest historical centre in Europe, much of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hermine understands the poet prince J.W. Goethe, and his quote: SEE NAPLES and DIE.
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