Stereoscopy has been around for more than a century and a half and has known many heydays, but never on the scale as we see it today. Being a fan and collector of 3D for over twenty-five years, inspired by Themepark movies like Captain Eo at Disney's and later Pandadroom (a.k.a. S.O.S. planet) by nWave, we find it hard to believe that 3D has finally caught on. A fact is that more and more people are starting to enjoy 3D today, and more and better stereoscopic products are coming to the market each day. For us this doesn't mean the days of experimenting are over, just that we'll be having better tools to experiment with.
For those who watched the episodes of StarTrek and saw the Star Wars movies it's all very clear: the Holodeck is the future of the cinema and the holoscopic message princess Leia sent gave us a glimpse in the future of television. Although we can not yet play back holographic messages we could already record them .
Back in 1999 when someone bought a pair of Sony Handycams to film the holidays in 3D it was very hard to edit and show these films afterwards. Today these clips can be easily editted and viewed and together they form a beautiful document of the past.
Still many of the films we see are reworked 2D movies or else movies that were meant for 3D but lack other movie qualities like storyline, dialog, good acting, appopriate music and so on. Wouldn't it be great to see the masterpieces of film today like the King's Speech or True Grit in beautiful stereoscopic 3D? What we like to show is that 3D can be more than an effect and can enhance the sense of beauty one gets by looking at a work of art, after all that is what movies can be.