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Issue 6 · Fall Meeting Nov. 27, 2001

 Welcome to the latest edition of Stereo Ontario. Writing this issue is a bit of a conflict of interest for me since I hosted our last meeting. And what a meeting it was! The best yet! Stupendous! It will never be topped! ....... Whooh! Now that I got that out of my system I can get to the order of business.

Some old friends and some new friends were in attendance. Matt Neima and J Mutch came out from London. Matt has bought a Sputnik medium format camera which he plans to shoot his stereo images with. J likes to look at and take 3D images he also likes to build cameras and is game for anything.

"50-year 3D enthusiast" Bruce Hodgson was concerned that a 7 year old realist image of his is starting to fade. No one in the room could offer him any comfort other than that they thought it was premature to see such deterioration after such a short period of time.

 

Josh Kaell is upset that his RBT camera is still in service. I'm sure he would like to be using it.
 
Peter Sinclair creates StereoJet and Lenticular images for sale. His prices are $40 for a 4"x5" StereoJet and $35 for a 4"x5" Lenticular. He says that the material for StereoJets has dryed up and that there is limited stock left. He offers custom service for your images but may only be able to provide lenticular prints. Later in the meeting he displayed some more of his StereoJets.

Peter and Vivian Russell enjoy photographing volcanic, earthquake and geological formations. Peter says that 'Crucible Magazine' which is published for Ontario science teachers wants a 3D image for their cover.

Madolyn and Don Tait shoot side by side 35 mm images and they like to invent accessories and attachments. Don showed us a bracket he made for side by side camera mounting which featured a level as well as a dual shutter release which he made red so that he wouldn't lose it. He had yet to receive his first roll of film back to see how well the shutters matched.

Simon Bell mentioned that he will shoot Russian dinosaur bones for an exhibit at the ROM. He showed his StereoJet of the Toronto Skyline that he took from the Global News helicopter for the 2008 Olympic bid. He says that Time magazine mentioned the image in one of their issues. He is also working on a book of 3D images about the classic cars of Havana.

Yours truly, David Delouchery didn't have a specific item for show-and-tell except for the collection that surrounded the room.

Mike Yatsula likes to shoot realist format and collect all things 3D. After seeing the 3D video he felt inspired to pull out his 3D Toshiba video camera and start shooting again. He had a Nile Rodgers anaglyphic album cover titled "B-Movie" to show.

Stan White reflected that now that he was retired he had now time for 3D. He shared a slide mount that he made for a point and shoot camera and he is experimenting with the quality of images produced by different cameras. He wanted to know more about the 3D presentation software called 'Image Manager 3D Pro' from the makers of the 'pokescope' viewer. It can takes a separate left and right image and turn them into an anaglyph, interlaced or married parallel or crosseyed image. You can learn more at www.pokescope.com
 

Steve Horan feels it's too crazy to collect everything pertaining to 3D so he's has specialized in viewmaster for the last four years. He had a mint 1950's display for hard plastic 3D glasses and he passed around some of his personal viewmaster reels.

Sam Schlifer thinks that all us '3D types are space cadets'. Well Sam that must make you "Buck Rogers".

Pina Vinci who been involved with 3D for 7 years now is also a artist and she is finding that stereo imaging is influencing the depth of her paintings. She has been exhibiting her 3D work for the students that she teaches.

Bob Wilson has been studying early stereo for 30 years now and is researching Canadian Stereography. He brought a old Underwood & Underwood image reference book. He tried free viewing the knobs on his stove and found that he was able to turn a 3D object into a flat 2D image with his eyes.

The floor opened up to a discussion about techniques in making silver screens. Stan told the story of a dentist who went to China and used canvas, glue and silver dust to create a makeshift screen.

A collection was taken to offset the cost of this publication, $24.50 was raised. The publisher thanks you.

The meeting changed gears as we moved into the presentation section of our afternoon. David Delouchery premiered his first 3D video to the group. Titled "30 Minutes or Flee" it is a five minute short about a pizza delivery to a unlikely location. Later that evening Dave held a open house for family and friends to see my 3D collection and video.

Simon then showed 2 videos that he shot with Canon's new 3D video lens. The first was about Caribana and the second was shot at City TV's 'Electric Circus'. Bruce had a short video of a old steam train that he rode on in Europe. Using Stan's Bracket projector we then switched over to slides. Pina shared some views of gardens, and Casa Loma. Sam had some views of Banff and the Rocky Mountains. Matt had views from Killarney. Peter Russell showed some views that he found which depicted scenes of life at home and the office in the 1950's. Bruce had some views that he shot on the D.E.W. line in Canada's north in 1963. James had various outdoor scenes to show. Dave projected views of the Grand Canyon and Five Islands, N.S. Mike had some fun views of a ghost in a cemetery as well as a through-the-window guitar, axe handle and Yo-Yo.

It was a very busy meeting with a lot of activity.

Mike Yatsula is hosting the next meeting at his house in Belleville, Ontario. As always it should be quite fun and we will see you there May 26th, 2002.

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