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From Mr. Patrick Swinnea, a video producer and game developer in Colorado, comes 3D Manifesto, a blog about 3-D photography, cinema, technology, and related topics. Just launched last month, 3D Manifesto promises to become a valuable and enjoyable resource for the 3D enthusiast.
I especially like Patrick’s own anaglyph photography. Don’t miss his Toys and Models gallery, which is great fun. And of course I appreciate how he adds depth to the website design elements themselves (page backgrounds and certain headlines) as I have done at Swell 3D.
Today, Feb. 15, is the feast of Saints Faustinus and Jovita, two brothers executed by Emperor Hadrian in 120 A.D. This painting by Vincenzo Foppa shows them standing beside the Virgin Mary and Christ child. A great study in perspective, it was fun to convert to 3-D. Walls, canopies, pedestals, columns, windows, with all those angles and planes converging this way and that. (You can see it even bigger on my Flickr page.)
This man was enjoying a denuded swim in a secluded pond, only to find to his horror that some picnickers had arrived whilst he was occupied in this pastime. Now he must hide his shame behind yon rushes until the gentlefolk depart.
A stereograph published in 1900 by the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pa., which I converted to red/cyan anaglyph. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
The French synth band M83 released this single, “We Own the Sky,” in December 2008. Rather than produce a music video the conventional way, they held a contest, soliciting videos of this song from many entrants.
This entry (which did not win the contest), a gorgeous 3-D anaglyph video directed by Warren Kommers, contains some stunning shots. The girl on the mountain, overlooking the city, is perfectly done. The video looks quite good here in the embedded player, but if you want to see it in all its glory, you should go to the YouTube page and watch it in HD. Five minutes.