3D Manifesto explores the exciting world of Stereo-3D photography, as seen through the magical wonder tech of red/cyan 3D glasses. It's mostly a photo gallery, partly a blog, and very rarely updated.

In my non-photo-hobby time I develop video games and VR experiences, independently and for clients. 

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Photo Set: HyperStereo

Click to view album.I've added a new set to the Photo Gallery - HyperStereo.

So what's a HyperStereo? Hypers are shots taken with an exaggerated stereo base, typically greater than 1 meter (about 3 feet) wide - and usually with a single camera.

The end result is a scene that appears miniature, as if seen through the eyes of a giant (whose eyes would naturally be about 1 meter apart). Cool, huh?

Hypers are great for skylines, neighborhoods and any non-moving, landscape-type subjects. They're easiest to take from an elevated vantage point, which prevents any close up objects (trees, fences, etc) from ruining the shot. Darn trees!

The toughest part of shooting hypers is finding a scene with no movement, and keeping the vertical alignment as perfect as possible.

I don't shoot many of these, but the ones that turn out are some of my favorite shots.

View the complete set in the Photo Gallery.

Want more? See what others are doing with HyperStereo on Flickr.

Disney Announces 'Christmas Carol' 3D Blu-ray

Disney's first release in the new Stereo-3D Blu-ray format will be Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol, followed by Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3. No specific dates have been announced, but we should expect Carol to hit around Q4 2010, as part of the marketing push for the new format.

Also, from The Hollywood Reporter:

Hence, Sony also said Thursday that its first 3D Blu-ray title will be "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," which will come out about the same time Sony Electronics debuts its Bravia 3D-enabled LCD television sets.

And Tuesday, DreamWorks Animation said it would team with Technicolor to offer up a 3D Blu-ray version of "Monsters vs. Aliens" as a promotional item to purchasers of Samsung's 3D-capable TV sets and Blu-ray players.

Read the full article on THR.com.


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If you found this site you probably have at least a passing interest in Stereoscopic 3D.

This site serves as a home for my various 3D experiments and follows industry news. Between digital 3D cinema and the amazing tools available to amateur 3D photographers, there's never been a more exciting time to be a 3D enthusiast.

Many posts will focus on the latest stereoscopic technologies (like the impending 3DTV revolution, digital 3D filmmaking and auto-stereoscopic displays). But the goal is to celebrate Stereo-3D works of all eras, from stereographs of the 1800s to comic books of the 50s to... Avatar and beyond.

To make it extra fun, the site is enhanced for 3D glasses. You don't need anything fancy, just a regular pair of red/blue paper glasses will work. (OK, technically they're red/cyan, but you already knew that, didn't you ;).

Even with all the amazing things happening in Stereo-3D technology, red/cyan anaglyphs are still my favorite viewing method. They require no special displays, and anyone with cheap paper glasses and two eyes can view them effortlessly. Also, unlike freeviewing crossview stereos (like this image), it's easy to scan the entire page in 3D at once.

Perhaps in 2015 - when we all have auto-stereoscopic displays and hoverboards - I'll offer different versions of the site for different 3D viewing methods. For now - grab some paper glasses and have fun.

Obviously, you can still read the site without glasses, but you will need them to properly view the photo gallery. Need glasses? Click here!

One final note  - As with any new site, consider this a work in progress. Please let me know what you think. Feedback is welcome.

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