Issue 6 · Fall
Meeting Nov. 27, 2001
Josh Kaell is upset that his RBT
camera is still in service. I'm sure he would like to be using it.
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.
|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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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