Stereoscopic Media

Miriam Ross Research Provocation: Post-production conversions, the Ugly, the Bad and the Good

Unavailable in the analogue eras of 3D cinema (although arguably available in early 3D animation), post-production conversion came to the forefront of public perception when Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans exhibited conversion […]

Aug, 19

Nick Jones Research Provocation: Negotiating 3D Style and 2D Continuity

Accounts of cinematic style in mainstream narrative feature films often focus upon the importance of legibility, stylistic invisibility and the primacy of narrative. Coining the term classical style, David Bordwell suggests it ‘makes the sheerly […]

Aug, 19

Scott Higgins Research Provocation: How does 3D tell stories?

  One productive trend in 3D scholarship involves questioning the conventions of 2D spectatorship. Thomas Elsaesser suggests that 3D may “be retooling the semantics of embodied perception” as part of a “postpictorial spatial vision and in-depth sensation […]

Apr, 12

Bruce Bennett Research Provocation, Unexpected cinematic journeys and ethnographic spectacle in contemporary 3D films

  In its fetishistic preoccupation with novel technology much of the commentary on contemporary 3D films overlooks the composition of the films, evaluating them as more or less successful demonstrations of the spectacular potential of […]

Apr, 12

William Brown Research Provocation, 3D cinema is really a 4D cinema

  Various scholars seem recently to have argued that 2D cinema has always been a 3D cinema. Thomas Elsaesser, for example, suggests that the current wave of 3D cinema is simply the image track catching […]

Apr, 12

Lisa Purse Research Provocation, Towards a (genuine) appreciation of Digital 3-D as a narrative form

Stereoscopic design signals Hugo’s socially isolated state during the early moments of Hugo (Scorsese, 2011)   At the recent 3D Creative Summit at the BFI in London, a recurrent theme amongst the practitioners I saw […]

Apr, 12

Keith M. Johnston Research Provocation, What is the Future of Stereoscopic Media Studies?

Given the number of established and emerging scholars engaging with stereoscopic media at recent SCMS and 3D Storytelling conferences, I find myself moved to ask what direction this new field is currently moving in, what […]

May, 27

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