Issue 16 · Fall
Meeting, November 26, 2006
The Fall 2006 3D meeting was held November
26th at The Soccer Centre on Martingrove in Vaughan.
In attendance: Stan White, Les Jones, John
LaRocque, Matt Tatham, Felix
Russo, John Long, Don and Madolyn Tait, Josh Keall, Matt Neima, J. Mutch, Mike Yatsula,
David Delouchery, Peter Sinclair, Pina Vinci, Sam Schliffer, Bob
and Lorraine Wilson.
had suggested that we start a used item sale before each meeting and he
meant business as he brought a large array of books and views to sell
off. It seems like other member took his suggestion seriously
well as various tables were scattered with items for sale before things
got under way.
his music related 3D collection which including various album covers
mostly printed with anaglyph images. The most recent album was
“10,000 Days” by the rock band
features a flip out viewer with side by side 3D images of the album
artwork. The separations were done by Ray Zone.
passed around some of his infrared stereocards and showed off his
digital 3D camera rig that has been converted to produce infrared
nothing to bring to the meeting so he went to the store and bought the
book “Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes in 3D!” He
to bring something educational so he talked about revenue stamps that
in 1863 to help pay for the civil war. They were required to be issued
on a variety of goods. Most were destroyed because they were designed
to be torn when opening something like an envelope. The ones found on
the backs of photographs and stereoviews survived and can now be used
to accurately date images from that period.
promised to get back into using his realist but has been busy editing 2
films that he directed. One in Ottawa and the other in
passed around his “Bugs in 3D” book, which he
just purchased from Bob Wilson before the meeting was started.
talked about his sony Digital LANC controlled 3D camera setup and the
views that he had mounted from his Loreo camera. He credited Stan White
with giving him mounting advice. He also showed some books that he
converted into stereocard holders. He got the idea from the old
Keystone libraries, which looked like hard cover books. Felix cut out
the middle area of the pages, which left a space big enough to hold
about 25 views. He went around to garage sales with a tape measure to
find books that were at least 7” tall.
John Long talked about the 3D
World Medium format camera that is made in China. He said that Sam
Smith brought 5 into Canada and only has one left for sale. We marveled
at how the Chinese, which have been known to copy the
from other countries and mass produce knock-offs has actually designed
this camera from the ground up.
Don Tait demonstrated his camera rig. Madolyn passed some
View-Master personally mounted views around. They featured images from
the 50’s of their niece.
Neima showed off the filter ring he made for his medium
some of his camera rigs that he made on “work
also talked about his experience doing presentations for a Napanee
photo club on the history of 3D and photo techniques. He was amazed at
their reaction to his stereo images.
about his lenticular mounting service. He passed around 2 civil war
views that he converted to lenticular. Pina talked about her
experience about her trip to Antarctica and the challenge of
taking 3D photo’s with the ship, subject and her all moving.
said that the crossing from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic took
days. The crew reported it to be a good crossing only 8 of the 108
passengers aboard showed up for lunch. She also brought some thank-you cards made by
students who saw her Egypt presentation.
A discussion then opened up about 2D to 3D
conversions. The Olympus/Pentax Optio camera was discussed which can
create anaglyphs from stereo pairs. We also discussed the 3D conversion
of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
So, all in all, another good meeting. Bob Wilson is
hosting the next meeting on June 2nd, 2007.
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