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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Movie Location: Griffith Park Tunnel

The Griffith Park tunnel has been used in a handful of movies, most notably in Back to the Future 2 for a hoverboard chase sequence. This photo was taken at the spot where Marty grabs the rope hanging from the flying DeLorean. It was also used as the entrance to Toon Town in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Related Post: Back to the Future in 3D

Learn more about Griffith Park on Wikipedia.


Photo Set: Coffee and Cars

Minnesota is a peculiar place for car enthusiasts. The Winter months are long and cold, and garage space is always at a premium. 

So what do you do with your hobby car in the Winter? 

One option is to purchase space at the AutoMotorPlex, a vast complex of high-end, customizable garages just outside of Minneapolis. "Garage" is almost the wrong word to describe these spaces, since they can often end up looking like 50s diners, movie theaters or Italian villas. Some of the larger ones could qualify as small car museums all by themselves.

Once a month (from Spring to Fall), the AutoMotorPlex hosts Coffee and Cars, a "monthly gathering of automotive enthusiasts for coffee and conversation." Many of the garage owners open their spaces to the public, and many, many others bring cars from home.  

The result is an incredible collection of exotic cars -  Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, Astons, and even a few DeLoreans.

I created a new Photo Set called Coffee and Cars 2013, and will add new photos to this set as I collect them over the next few months.

See more in the Photo Gallery.

Wizard of Oz, 3D conversion announced for 2013

The Hollywood Repoter:

Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer and other executives revealed the new 90th anniversary logo as well as multiple new DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections coming in 2013, including enormous 100-film DVD and 50-film Blu-ray collections.

One such classic The Wizard of Oz, will get special 3D treatment next year for its disc release, which includes a theatrical release to kick it off.

It will be interesting to see how they handle the sound stage backdrops (like the yellow brick road going off into the "distance"). Do they leave them as flat backdrops to recreate the sound stage experience? Or do they convert the backgrounds into 3D even though the audience knows they are looking at a flat painted wall? I'm torn.

Backdrop dilemmas aside, this is great news! Could Singin' in the Rain, It's a Wonderful Life or Marry Poppins be next?

Read the original article at THR.


Smitten 3D

Musician, filmmaker and software developer Jeff Boller (a.k.a Simple Carnival) has posted an entertaining video session from Hack Pittsburgh called Animated 3D Filmmaking (a crash course).

The video is largely a behind the scenes look at Smitten 3D, his self-recorded and self-animated musical film. He takes us through the process of recording music, to creating storyboards, to animation and editing.  

But there's more! To perfect the 3D effect in his film (animated in Anime Studio), he even wrote custom software to handle stereoscopic sync and inter-ocular alignment. 

The image above is from a Smitten 3D segment called Everything That Grownups Know.

Check out the Hack PIttsburgh video on YouTube or visit the Simple Carnival website for a list of all available videos.


One of only four mounted Triceratops in the entire world, this one at the Science Museum of Minnesota is also the largest on display. Stunning to see in real life, and not too bad in 3D!

Learn more about the dinosaur exhibit at the musuem website.