3D A-to-Z

An Encyclopedic Dictionary

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About the Book

Since the invention of the stereoscope in 1830, stereoscopic 3D has remained on the cutting edge of the media and entertainment industry. Every 20 to 30 years, a new generation rediscovers stereo filmmaking, fueling its resurgence with additional twists introduced by the technological advancements of the intervening years.
This encyclopedic dictionary offers a definitive compilation of information on the art and science of stereoscopic 3D, including still and moving images; film and digital image acquisition; production, post-production, distribution, and exhibition; and human visual perception. In addition to standard dictionary definitions, it includes many extended encyclopedic entries and nearly 300 black-and-white and color illustrations. Taking the mystery out of 3D’s unique language, the work provides a basis for clear communication among industry professionals and historical context for those new to the discipline.

About the Author(s)

An award-winning videographer, Richard W. Kroon is COO for Southbay Motion Picture Technologies, Inc. He lives in Lake Balboa, California.

Bibliographic Details

Richard W. Kroon
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 180
Bibliographic Info: 262 photos (36 in color), bibliography
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6824-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9038-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Foreword: “Z-Space Linguistics” by Ray Zone      1

Introduction      11

The Dictionary      13

Between pages 78 and 79 are 8 color plates containing 36 photographs and illustrations

Selected Bibliography and Recommended Reading      165

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Choice; “recommended”—ARBA; “provides an encyclopedic dictionary on stereoscopic 3D technology…definitions are technical, but are meant to be accessible by nonprofessionals and students”—Reference & Research Book News.