3D Courses

What the H? Did Pittsburg Give Us Our First Letter? By Mark Schubin

In 1957, a plaque commemorating “Hollywood’s Golden Jubilee” was dedicated by the mayor of Los Angeles, but everything about it was wrong.  Was Hollywood actually born in Pennsylvania?  Sixty years after the ceremony Mark Schubin tries to uncover the truth. And, no, Pittsburg, the one in Pennsylvania, is not spelled incorrectly above or here.  Find […]  More

Shambling corpse of 3D TV finally falls down dead

CNET.com reports that the bespectacled zombie lies face down in the dirt, thanks to LG and Sony dropping support from their 2017 TVs. Will it ever rise again? It’s been a walking corpse for the last couple of years, and now 3D TV finally looks dead. LG and Sony, the last two major TV makers […]  More

Television & Opera: A 140-Year Collaboration by Mark Schubin

Recorded on November 4, 2016 as a National Opera Week event at All Mobile Video Chelsea Studios, 221 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. Did you think television was introduced at the New York World’s Fair in 1939? The BBC telecast the opera Carmen in 1934, and the first television program with an original […]  More

Pittsburgh, SMPTE, & Before by Mark Schubin

This is SMPTE’s centennial year. Did you know the society might not exist if not for Pittsburgh? The same might also be said for the whole motion-image industry! Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Westinghouse, PPG, and even Heinz played roles. Join multiple Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin as he provides a Pittsburgh-oriented illustrated […]  More

Sky launches 360-degree television app for virtual reality age

Independent.ie reports that Sky has launched a 360-degree virtual reality TV service that it hopes will kickstart a new way of watching sport, news and entertainment. The service, initially available through a free new Sky VR app, has 27 films on launch with more promised. It can be viewed on a phone by moving the […]  More

HDR: The Bottom Line by Mark Schubin

This is a modified version of the original presentation given at the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat on February 18, 2016. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery offers the most bang for the bit in viewing tests.  Equipment is available, and issues are being worked out.  What happens in theaters and homes, however, is a different matter. […]  More

Bourne's 3D conversion sends Chinese heads spinning

BBC.com reports that a 3D version of the latest Bourne movie made exclusively for Chinese cinemas has caused local audiences to complain about headaches and nausea. The format remains hugely popular in the country, particularly when it comes to action movies. But the conversion process required to give the 2D-shot film an extra dimension seems […]  More

The Technology Year in Review by Mark Schubin

This is a modified version of the original presentation given at the 2016 HPA Tech Retreat on February 17, 2016. What were some of the hot technologies of 2015?  Could they have been books, film, and television?  And might the greatest advance in television be something first written up in 1877? Correction: The Polaroid Snap […]  More