Issue 2 · Fall
Meeting October 18,1998
Yatsula, Simon Bell, Stan White, Bill Barker, Sam Schliffer, Bob
Wilson, Laurie Gillespie, Josh Kaell
Delouchery, Bruce Hodgson, Josephine Vina, Steve Horan
gathering was held at Mike Yatsula's in Belleville, Ontario. As per
usual we started informally with a greet&meet all while pouring
over Mike's collection of cameras and other collected items displayed
around the room. Things officially got underway by 2:30pm with a
realist slide show put on by Mike. Views ranged from his hometown's
local pier and pretty Fall & Winter scenic views to the Quinty
Air Show where some of our more seasoned members were able to name the
various planes on display. Two "through the window" views caught our
attention. One featured Mike's brother holding a group of bricks over
our toes and the other had us squirming as we looked down the barrel of
a wild man's rifle. Bruce Hodgson brought it home with the comment "I
don't know about you guys, but I love stereo!"
||Mike Yatsula works in the Corporate Video and
Communications field. His interest in Stereo started in 1984 when he
bought a Pentax splitter attachment. Mike later acquired a projector,
then a Kodak stereo camera from a fleamarket and finally he moved
intoRealist photography. A well rounded collector Mike has a bit of
everything. Holograms and posters from 3D movies adorn his walls and
various cameras, projectors, viewers and books were on display during
After a short intermission Mike treated us to a
few Super 8mm 3D shorts. The first film was the Stooges "Pardon my
Backfire" followed by a condensed version of the classic "Creature from
the Black Lagoon." Although both were highly entertaining from a
historic and 3D novelty standpoint they both suffered in quality. Even
enthusiasts can get headaches from poor 3D standards from time to time.
interest is in research and historical stereography pointed out that on
April 24,25/98 at the Roy Thompson Hall, a show called "Monsters of
Grace" will be showing. Hailed as a 3D extravaganza it will feature
Hollywood monsters from Universal Pictures.
three more of his 3D "Eye to Eye" children's books. As mentioned in the
last issue of "Stereo Ontario" these books are available at most major
bookstores as well as Price Club and Toys R Us. Simon is also involved
in taking a 3D anaglyph on location at a archaeological dig in the
Humber River for a poster promoting the "Discovery" exhibit at the
Royal Ontario Museum.
Baker a newcomer
to our group said that he felt like he was "coming out of the closet"
because he didn't know anyone else who was actively involved in 3D
photography. He has been using his Revere camera steadily since 1963
after he had found it in a Montreal shop. Some of his scenic views were
quite appealing. Maybe we might get a slide show sometime Bill?
of the Canadian Stereo Museum at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario)
currently, among many other activities, creates contemporary stereoview
cards. He is looking for contributors for the "All Canadian Stereo
Photographers" show which will be held at the PSA annual convention
from August 30th to September 4th 1999 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in
Toronto, Ontario. He will need a maximum of 6 Realist format slides and
a short biography by May 30th/99. You can contact him at (519) 448-3514
or email: email@example.com Stan also mentioned that he has found a
company that calculates the disparity between two images. You can
locate them at axon.physik.uni-bremen.de/research/stereo .
currently shoots with a Realist is looking forward to owning a RBT
camera soon. He showed us a cute birthday card which depicts a
caricature of himself with some furry animal friends who are all
wearing 3D glasses. It was a gift made by a illustrator friend. He
handed out 2 different cardboard realist viewers from RBT. One of which
he "...found to be absolutely useless" although they did seem to do the
trick as a inexpensive giveaway viewer. He has also found a company
that will take your paired images and create digital 3D print.
Although he did not have much information, it is believed that the
prints will be lenticular. RBT may have more information.
Horan was also
new to our group and said that he had never seen a projected 3D show
before. He was quite excited to be involved. His current interests
include collecting Viewmaster views.
general collector, showed some antique viewers including a wooden glass
view viewer called the "Lennie" optician from Edinburgh.
Realist and Full Frame stereo images.
Vina has been
involved with stereo photography for the past 4 years.
finds this 3D interest "magical" has been using the same Kodak Realist
since 1954 and has amassed over 4000 views.
pointed out that the PC game "Douglas Adam's - Starship Titanic" has an
anaglyph sequence at the end of the game where you must navigate a 3D
star map. It comes with it's own Red/Blue set of glasses.
day came to an end with snacks in the kitchen and everyone taking in a
few last minute conversations with fellow members.
1999 meeting will be held at 1pm on Sunday June 13th at Bob Wilson's in
downtown Toronto. Show & Tell is recommended and there may be a
chance to take field trip to the new IMAX 3D theatre for the film
"Encounters in 3D".
Viewing and may you always be blessed with Double Vision!
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