The producers and judges of the 3D Theater session at the 2014 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference are pleased to announce the winners of the Best of Show prizes. The purpose of each year’s 3D Theatre session is to showcase the wide range of 3D content that is being produced and exhibited around the world. This year’s show contained a broad selection of 42 entries from independent artists through to major studios.
Drum-roll please – the winners are:
1) Best of Show – Live Action category – “Soir de Fête” by David Robert (France).
Synopsis: Joachim, 20 or so, a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, is about to leave work to spend New Year’s Eve with his family. But his patients, determined to see in the New Year in style, aren’t going to let him leave. Joachim is soon out of his depth as the evening’s events become more absurd. But madness is not always where you expect to find it…
2) Best of Show – Animation / CG category – “Morpheos Trailer” by John Hart (USA).
Synopsis: Travels in the fractal dimension; art of Mandelboxes, Menger sponges, hybrids, and fractal flames.
Each of the winners received a copy of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications DVD-ROM which contains over 1500 stereoscopic focused technical manuscripts.
We thank all of the contributors who kindly allowed their 3D content to be shown at the session. Around 200 people enjoyed the 2 hour session held as part of the 25th annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference located in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel.
There has been a noticeable improvement in the quality of 3D content being shown at each year’s 3D Theater session and this year was no exception. This is a reflection of the maturing of the industry and the improvement in the available stereoscopic hardware and software.
The judges at this year’s SD&A 3D Theater Session were Lenny Lipton (Leonardo IP), Julien Flack (Dynamic Digital Depth), and Bernard Mendiburu (freelance author and stereoscopic 3D artist). The producers were John Stern (retired), Chris Ward (Lightspeed Design Group and DepthQ Stereoscopic) and Andrew Woods (Curtin University). Management and playback of 3D content was expertly handled by DepthQ Stereoscopic.
The show was visually spectacular and served well to illustrate the diversity of 3D content that is being produced by stereoscopic professionals and enthusiasts alike. Another impressive aspect of the show was the large number of countries represented, 14 in total – from USA to Hungary to China, and many more in-between.
The 25th annual SD&A conference was gratefully supported by Gold Sponsors: IMAX Corporation, and DepthQ Stereoscopic by Lightspeed Design; Silver Sponsor: Volfoni; Projection Sponsors: Christie Digital, and Tekamaki; and 3D Content Partner: 3D Content Hub.
Further information about the SD&A conference is available at: http://www.stereoscopic.org