Stereoscopic 3D: Research, Applications, and Entertainment

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Special Guest Speakers

3D to the Home: What Can Possibly Go Wrong?
Peter Ludé

Senior Vice President, Engineering, Sony Electronics
Executive Vice President, SMPTE
Board of Directors ITVS
Thursday, 6 August | 8:30 - 9:15 am, Rooms 260-262

There are over two million 3D-ready televisions already in US households, but the industry remains divided about delivering stereoscopic content to the home. How much programming will be available, how will it be delivered, and by when? Will consumers need to wear those funny glasses? Will the world adopt 3D standards, or will competing formats emerge? Will the images on the small screen look as good as in the cinema? Peter Ludé will review these thorny topics and address the technical, business, and creative decisions that will be required over the next few years in the transition to 3DTV.

Visual Storytelling in Three Dimensions
Bob Whitehill

Stereoscopic Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios
Thursday, 6 August | 9:15 - 10 am, Rooms 260-262

In combination with other visual techniques such as color and composition, stereography (if used wisely) can enhance mood, evoke emotion, and draw an audience further into a film's story. Using examples from "UP", "Toy Story", and "Toy Story 2", Bob Whitehill discusses the use of 3D as a visual storytelling device in Pixar's films.

3D Screenings

3D Clip and Trailer Screening
A mix of clips in stereo from trailers to short films.
Thursday, 6 August | 6:30 - 9 pm, Rooms 271 - 273

3D Festival Track Kick-Off: Screening of "Coraline"
Thursday, 6 August | 7 - 9 pm, Rooms 260 - 262

Pixar's "Tokyo Mater" 3D
Friday, 7 August | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Rooms 260-262

3D Clip
A mix of clips in stereo from trailers to short films.
Friday, 7 August | 10 - 11:30 am, Rooms 260-262

Special Screening

"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" 3D Screening
Friday, 7 August | 1:45 - 3:45 pm, Rooms 260-262


"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs": Making Mouthwatering 3D
Wednesday, 5 August | 1:45 - 3:30 pm, La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

The Masters Speak: Game Developers Weigh in on True 3D Gaming
Thursday, 6 August | 8:30 - 10:15 am, Rooms 271-273

Beyond The Big Screen: The Evolution of 3D Standards in Cinema, Broadcast, and the Home
Thursday, 6 August | 10:30 am - 12:15 pm, Rooms 271-273

Monsters vs. Stereo: How Stereo Affected Production on "Monsters vs. Aliens"
Thursday, 6 August | 10:30 am - 12:15 pm, Rooms 260-262

G-Force 3D: Guinea Pigs, Gadgets, and Post-Production Stereoscopic Filmmaking
Thursday, 6 August | 1:45 - 3:30 pm, Rooms 260-262

Real-Time Design Review and Collaboration for Global Infrastructure Projects
Thursday, 6 August | 1:45 - 3:30 pm, Rooms 271-273

A Journey from Outer to Inner Space: Scientific and Biomedical Stereoscopic Visualization
Thursday, 6 August | 3:45 - 5:30 pm, Rooms 271-273

"Coraline": The Changing Face of Animation
Thursday, 6 August | 3:45 - 5:30 pm, Rooms 260-262