by George Heymann

The history of 3D technology in films, from Bwana Devil onwards

By Mai Tao

Technology Market

In 1952 Bwana Devil by United Artists was released in the United States. This was the first 3D movie of the 50s. The film was shot using a practice known as All-natural Vision. This approach was pitched to Hollywood studios but they all passed. A year later, in 1953, Residence of Wax was launched in 3D.

Dial M for Murder was originally planned to be released in 3D, but Alfred Hitchcock determined to release the film in 2D to increase profits. Not all motion picture theaters had been outfitted with the 3D technology. 3D films had been also staying designed exterior of the United States. In 1947 The Soviet Union released their initial full length 3D film, Robinson Crusoe.

In the 1960s a new technology called Area-Vision 3D was released. This technology took two photos and printed them more than just about every other on a single strip. In contrast to earlier 3D technologies, it needed a solitary projector with a unique lens. This new technology taken out the will need to use two cameras to show 3D movies. Two digital camera methods were hard to use, mainly because it was necessary that the two cameras were perfectly synced.

This technology took two photographs and printed them above just about every other on a solitary strip. Compared

with previous 3D technologies, it needed a single projector with a exclusive lens. This new technology taken out the need to use two cameras to show 3D movies. Two digital camera systems had been complicated to use, because it required that the two cameras ended up flawlessly synced.

The 1st film to use this technology was The Bubble. The film was panned by critics, but the 3D practical experience

Bwana Devil was the first 3D movie of the 50s

nevertheless brought large audiences. It grew to become a lucrative movie, producing the new technology prepared for marketing to other studios.

In 1970, Allan Silliphant and Chris Condon formulated Stereovision. This was a new 3D technology that set two pictures squeezed together facet by aspect on a solitary strip of 35 mm movie. This technology employed a specific anamorphic lens that would widen the photograph using a series of polaroid filters. The initially film to be released in Stereovision was a softcore intercourse comedy called The Stewardesses. The movie price tag only $100,000 to make and it earned an wonderful $27 million in North America.

In the early 1980s several videos had been launched in 3D employing the exact course of action as Space Vision. Some of the motion pictures that were released ended up Amityville 3-D, Friday the 13th Portion III, and Jaws 3-D. In the mid 1980s, IMAX began making documentary films in 3D. IMAX’s 3D technology emphasized mathematical correctness and this eradicated the eye exhaustion that was seen in previous 3D technologies. In 1986, Canada had produced the first 3D movie that employed polarized glasses. It was termed Echos of the Sun and was established for Expo 86.

While in the 1990s, lots of films had been launched in IMAX 3D. The most successful IMAX 3D movie released for the duration of this time was Into the Deep. The 1st IMAX 3D fiction movie, Wings of Courage was launched in 1996.


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