47th Annual Convention
Virtual 3D-Con 2021 — August 12-15

3D Theater

3D-Con's 3-D Theater features an eclectic mix of presentations encompassing a diverse range of subjects and techniques.

Unless otherwise noted, all 3-D Theater presentations will be streamed on YouTube in both side-by-side for 3DTVs and red/cyan anaglyph for phones, tablets, and computers. Visit the 3D-Con YouTube channel at 3D-Con.com/youtube to subscribe and watch.

Replay recordings of these theater programs will be available through the end of the convention on Sunday night. Once the convention ends, on Monday, only select individual shows will be available, based on permission from each individual presenter, but the full theater replay shows will not be available after Sunday.


We would like to congratulate the winners of the 3D-Con 2021 3D Theater Awards:

Best Show by a First-time Presenter
Habitats: The Urban Housing Futurism of Moshe Safdie
Michael Toth
Best Slideshow Presentatation of New or Historical Photography
View-Master Movie Preview Reels
Wolfgang Sell
Best Video-based Presentation
Martha-Phiddipus Regius
Christian Zschammer
The Paul Wing Award for Best In Show
Bob And Ed's Excellent Adventures, A Tribute to Edgar Lower
Bob Curtis

Block 1: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Friday, August 13

View-Master Movie Preview Reels

Wolfgang Sell

desperateBeauty - Flower

B Just (desperateBeauty)

International 3D Stereo Photo Contest Vienna 2021

Photographische Gesellschaft Wien (PHG)

Mode Expo 67/Fashioning Expo 67

Michael David Toth

A Swaggerers Progress Show

Thomas Asch

3D Time Travel Rap

Greg Warmbrodt

Edgar Lower Tribute

Bob Curtis

Dawn of the Atomic Beast

William Turner


Block 2: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Saturday, August 14

martha-phiddipus regius

Christian Zschammer

2021 Ohio International Stereoscopic Exhibition

Jay Horowitz

Habitats: The Urban Housing Futurism of Moshe Safdie

Michael David Toth

Pompeii - Beauty from the Ashes

Hermine Raab and Kurt Bauer

Eastern Virginia Furachute & Furisbee

Robert Davis

True Crime in Old Stereographs

Martin Schub

Joseph's Dreams

Claudia Kunin


Block 3: 8:00PM - 9:00PM PDT Saturday, August 14

Jeanne

Fabien Remblier

Tru-Vue Sally Rand Fan Dance Reproduction

Eugene Mitofsky

AUTHORITARIAN IDOL 2020

Max Clarke


Block 4: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT Sunday, August 15

3D-Con 2022 Preview

Phyllis Maslin

2021 Ohio International Stereoscopic Exhibition - Part II "Action"

Jay Horowitz

Movement No.1 (The Halal Zone)

D. Carlton Bright

Richmond 3D: Belle Isle 3D

Robert Davis

Best Buds

Ryan Suits

Experiments in Photographic Homologous Image Pairs with Shift in Parallax of Close Range Subjects

Ilicia Benoit

Experiments in Stereoscopic Perceptions with Occlusions of Known Silhouettes

Ilicia Benoit

Fusion Experiments of Motion Video with Homologous and Disparate Elements

Ilicia Benoit

Dropped Orange

Ilicia Benoit

See Naples and Die

Hermine Raab


Featured Presenters


Wolfgang Sell
Wolfgang Sell, along with his wife Mary Ann, are the foremost View-Master authorities. They have a comprehensive collection of View-Master reels and equipment, ephemera, and other stereo cameras. The couple have published books and articles on View-Master.

B Just (desperateBeauty)
B Just (desperateBeauty) unsigned UK-based one-man band and visual artist desperateBeauty does literally everything, including writing/recording/performing the music and shooting/creating his own stereoscopic 3D music videos. The brand new 'Flower' music video took 3 years to complete. His first, 'Strategies' (also performed at 3D-Theatre in 2019) took 10. Things are looking up.
YouTube
Spotify
Apple Music
(all other platforms 'desperateBeauty', no space).

Photographische Gesellschaft Wien (PHG)
The Stereo Section of the Photographic Society in Vienna (phg) was founded in 1928. The members are dedicated amateur and professional photographers who are committed to the art and science of stereoscopic imaging. The club has been led by Hermine Raab since 2010. She organises 3D events, exhibitions and lecture evenings. The International 3D Stereo Photo Contest Vienna took place for the 10th time this year. Five successful photographers first judged the images offline, then exchanged opinions via video conference. The judges found a wide range of stereoscopic quality, and many exceptional images. The winning images of 29 participants of 10 countries are shown. Also you can see them on www.3dimensionale.at and at club events and congresses. Besides the awards each participant receives a 3D TV show of the winning images.

Michael Toth
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Michael Toth is a self-confessed media hoarder with, among other obsessions, a "thing" for analog and digital stereo discs of both the phonic and optical variety. With finite options to satisfy his insatiable hunger for three-dimensional optical media, combined with a conviction to preserve reality in 3-D, eventually he fell into shooting his own stereoscopic stuff with a Sony TD10 and a Fuji W1. Extracurricular activities include a weekly, eccentric, freeform radio show that he hosts under his DJ moniker "Tothar" on Internet station LuxuriaMusic.com.

Thomas Asch
I am a retired IT project manager and therefore have a lot of time to devote myself to my passion for stereoscopy. Many years ago I started shooting fotos with analog stereo cameras and creating classic stereo cards with a ruler and cutter. Now I am taking advantage of digital devices and tools. But I still prefer to produce the stereo images in the classic square-based format. My stereoscopy collection is very diverse. From the early stereo cards to the Viewmaster, everything is represented. In the last few years I've been particularly concerned with the early stereo cards from France and Great Britain and of course the cards showing Zurich.

Instagram: thomas.asch_3d_passion

Greg Warmbrodt
I started collecting stereo graphs in the late 80s and was so fascinated by them that I started creating them with two Brownie Hawkeyes mounted side by side. From their I found an Iloca stereo camera at a yard sale and expanded in to stereo slides. The curiosity has continued and I play around with a lot of 360 and VR 180 cameras and also do a lot of CG stereoscope. All of this comes together in my YouTube channel 3D Time Traveler. By day, I am the Creative Director at Sylvan Learning.

Bob Curtis
I live in Freeport, IL and became interested in 3D while following my wife to antique shops and discovering stereo cards. To this day, I’m amazed at the depth in the stereos! I then learned you could make your own stereo cards, so I bought a Kodak stereo film camera to do just that. Later, I learned there are many other crazy 3D enthusiasts so I attended my first convention in Green Bay, WI in 1999. Now retired, I love to travel and document my memories in stereo with my W-3.

William Turner
William Turner is an avid 3D movie collector and enthusiast who has been making his own stereoscopic images and videos for over a decade. He currently devotes much of his time to creating three-dimensional fractal images. William recently completed his first short 3D film, "Dawn of the Atomic Beast" which will be shown during NSA 3D-CON 2021.

Christian Zschammer
Christian A. Zschammer is into S3D thanks to a Viewmaster viewer and some reels he was given at the age of 10. Also anaglyph comic books did their part to get him hooked instantaneously to that kind of depth display. Currently he enjoys creating both abstract and documentary 3D-videos, his alter ego "Mysterious Dr. Stereo" is hosting the real 3D videoblog "Mondo Stereo 3D" on YouTube which is full of both information and hilarity, so people say. Since 2016 his 3D videos have been shown at festivals in Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA, Angoulême, France, Moscow, Russia and Busan, Korea.

Jay Horowitz
Before retiring after 25 years as a scientific visualization specialist for NASA, I mixed my interest in all things 3D from computer generated imagery of complex data to interactive simulations in virtual reality. I used people’s fascination with 3D to promote NASA’s programs to groups ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens, and from rocket-scientists to politicians. Back in 1998, and looking for new 3D display technology for NASA, I attended the NSA Convention in Richmond, VA, where I rekindled an interest in 3D photography. This led to buying and collecting way too many cameras, viewers and toys, and eventually to joining the Ohio Stereo Photographic Society — a damn fine group of talented folks.

Hermine Raab and Kurt Bauer
Hermine Raab & Kurt Bauer have many common interests: among others, stereoscopy, music and exploring foreign countries and cultures. They record their impressions and experiences on their joint travels in stereoscopic images. From these, they create full-length 3D shows, which they show at exhibitions. The last trip before COVID took them to POMPEII to visit the ancient city in Campania, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, but has remained largely preserved under the volcanic ash.

Robert Davis
My name is Robert Davis, and I am a stereographer from Virginia! I have been fascinated by 3D and 3D storytelling for a very long time, and have been making 3D videos for my YouTube since 2018.

Martin Schub
Martin Schub is a retired electrical engineer and onetime physicist. He got hooked on stereo in the late 1980's. This is his fourth show to be shown at a 3D-Con.

Claudia Kunin
Claudia Kunin was born August, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. She first started animating still photographs in 2011 for a show at the Annenberg Center For Photography in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, her work has been exhibited internationally. Ms. Kunin’s work is collected by numerous prestigious institutions including the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Getty Research Institute, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her archive will be housed in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History’s Photographic Collection.

Fabien Remblier

After many years working as an actor, I became a director in the early 2000s. In 2009 I directed my first film in 3D One Night At The Circus 3D, a 2 hour circus show filmed with 12 3D cameras. Since then I directed more than 40 live shows and concerts in 3D (with 5 to 13 cameras). In 2018, I directed my first short-film in 3D : Walking In Your Footsteps.

Jeanne is my second short-film.


Eugene Mitofsky
Gene Mitofsky is a long time member of NSA, ISU and is the PSA 3D Star Ratings Director. He has been attending, contributing and working at NSA conventions for over 25 years.

Max Clarke
Maxx Klaxon is an electropop musician, 3D video propagandist, and aspiring dictator, operating from a secure, undisclosed location in the New York City area. Some claim that he is actually the alter ego of artist and New York Stereoscopic Association member Max Clarke, but this rumor could not be confirmed by 3D-Con staff.

Phyllis Maslin
My passion is making images and I have been making stereo images since 1988. I have been a member of NSA, ISU and PSSCC and have presented stereo theater shows many times, been involved with several folios and have chaired two conventions with a third on the way in 2022. I am currently on the Board of Directors for NSA.

D. Carlton Bright
Carlton Bright is video artist who has been making inroads into the expressive possibilities of stereographic, or 3D artwork since the moving to NYC in the early 1980s. Originally a sculptor, Carlton found his two main fields of interest naturally dovetailed together in the creation, or composing of 3D video artwork. A major innovation has been utilizing musical nomenclature in the composing process of 3D videos. His work has been featured in the International 3-D Convention, and the Ventana Gallery and the Holography center in NYC.

Ryan Suits
Ryan Suits is a filmmaker based in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoys working in mixed media and giving permanence to the ephemeral. His work explores a combination of long exposure photography, stop motion, stereoscopy, optical illusions, and anything else that will create vibrant fantasy worlds with light.

Ilicia Benoit
ilicia benoit is a pseudographer living in a stereographers orthoscopic world. She recently left her lifelong career as a creative professional for major mass market and big box retail to focus on stereoscopy professionally, concentrating on the 2 properties she founded, the non profit National 3-D Day, which she founded in 2020 with Eric Kurland of 3-D SPACE, and PARALLAX-SHIFT, an impact brand devoted to stereoscopic communications. Her online shop PARALLAX-SHIFT.MYSHOPIFY.com, just launched and carries stereoscopic lifestyle products and educational items of her design, as well as opportunities for stereoscopic artisans to produce high quality products at no cost to them, thusly creating new avenues of expression and revenue sources that give back directly to our communities and elevate our culture. The soon to be launched PARALLAX-SHIFT.com hopes to become your new destination for stereoscopic communication, and is the center hub of all operations for media productions, manufacturing opportunities, professional services, and free educational resources. She is confident that her academic pursuits, expertise in stereoscopic theory and format varieties and 20+ years professional experience as a corporate creative in design and marketing for some of the largest retailers on the North American continent, will enable her to realize an ultimate goal of broadening awareness and understanding of stereoscopic communications to general populations nationally and worldwide.

Hermine Raab
Hermine Raab was a professional mathematician - retired from a career in the IT industry. Stereoscopy has been her passion for 25 years. She joined NSA about 20 years ago and has been elected ISU President in 2019. She loves Italy and the typical Italian way of living, idleness, relaxation and pleasure. She has learned the Italian language and is addicted to "La Dolce Vita." Visiting the historic centre of Naples means exploring twenty centuries of history. It is the largest historical centre in Europe, much of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hermine understands the poet prince J.W. Goethe, and his quote: SEE NAPLES and DIE.

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