SD&A Announces 3D Theater Best of Show Content Winners for 2013

Experts in stereoscopic cinema at the annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference – the world’s premier conference for 3D innovation – announced the winners of the annual 3D Theater session held February 4, 2013. The SD&A conference is held as part of the annual Electronic Imaging Symposium coordinated by the professional societies IS&T and SPIE.

The large audience at the two-hour SD&A 3D Theater session were treated to a varied selection of 42 different 3D content segments highlighting a wide range of styles from 3D content producers from around the world.

This year’s judges of the SD&A 3D Theater session were: Eric Kurland, stereographer on the Oscar nominated “Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare” from 3-DIY and president of the Los Angeles 3-D Club; Jason Goodman, stereographer on “The Amazing Spider-Man” from 21st Century 3D; and Lenny Lipton, founder of StereoGraphics Corp. and former CTO of RealD. The judges were impressed with the high quality and inventiveness of the content, and had a challenging task to choose the winning entries from among a strong field.

Two Best of Show prizes were awarded at the SD&A 3D Theater session:

The Best of Show award for 3D live action went to “Ninety Three Million Miles” from Site-Eye Time-Lapse Films (directors: Brian McClave and Gavin Peacock) (UK).

The Best of Show award for 3D CGI went to “Nuts & Robbers” from ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. (Canada) and Redrover Co., Ltd. (South Korea).

The full list of 3D content segments screened during the SD&A 3D Theater session was as follows:

Competition Category

Ninety Three Million Miles – Site-Eye Time-Lapse Films (directors: Brian McClave and Gavin Peacock) (UK)
Nuts & Robbers – ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. (Canada) and Redrover Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
3D Clouds Throughout the Day – Masuji Suto (Japan)
The Art Of Flight 3D – Red Bull Media House in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema (USA)
Cosmic Encounters – Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp (France)
Bolts & Blip: Battle of the Lunar League – Movie Trailer – ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. and Redrover Co., Ltd. (Canada)
The Best of 3DGuy – Al Caudullo (USA)
Fugaku Hyakkei – 3D Converted Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Prints – Waseda University, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd (Japan)
Get Lost in 3D – Andrew Woods (Australia)
Anvil – Per Nyman (Sweden)
Prometheus Cave – Zaza Lomidze (Georgia)
Moonglow – The Lives – Chang Hae-Rang (South Korea)
Stereoscopic Memories from Catalonia – Lluís Dubreuil (Spain)
Transmutation – Volker Kuchelmeister (Australia)
Balloon in the City – Cheers Elephant (band), Ryan Suits (director) (USA)
The Charlatan – Ray Zone (USA)
Canals of Amsterdam – Masuji Suto (Japan)
China Cup International Regatta 2012 – Film Magic Limited (Hong Kong)
Sawdust Teaser – Wayne Schoenfeld and Anthony Coogan (USA)
Dream Defenders – Tiny Island Productions Pte Ltd (Singapore)
The Collection – Andrew Murchie (UK)
The Chopin Shorts Collection: 3D; Papa’s Boy – BreakThru Films (producer: Hugh Welchman) (Poland)
The Chopin Shorts Collection: 3D; Spirits of the Piano – BreakThru Films (producer: Hugh Welchman) (Poland)
Make Every Second Count: Jim Dellevalle’s Chapter – Nat Bartholomew (USA)
The End of the Dark Ages of the Universe – Ralf Kaehler (SLAC), Marcelo Alvarez (CITA) & Tom Abel (SLAC) (USA)
Eastern State Penitentiary – Terry Wilson (USA)
Soulmates 3D – The S3D Centre (Canada)
Storm Surfers 3D – 6ixty Foot Films (Australia)
Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D – Steven Kochones (USA)
Skyscrapers – OK Go (USA)

Demonstration Category

Finding Nemo 3D – Pixar Animation Studios (USA)
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate – Bona Entertainment Company Limited (China)
A Day in the Life of an Audi Driver – Audi Le Mans – Chris Curtis for Passion Pictures (UK)
Karatchi Scramble – Chris Casady (USA)
Hooked – Parus Studio in collaboration with Tritone Studio (Latvia)
James Stewart 3D – GoPro Media Team (USA)
London 2012 Olympic Games – Olympic Broadcasting Service (UK)
Titans of the Ice Age – Giant Screen Films (USA)
Mapping Change in Sierra Nevada Forests – Steven McQuinn (USA)
Intel 3D-TRI-GATE Trailer – KUK Filmproduction Munich (Germany)
The Last Reef – Giant Screen Films (USA)
La Luna – Pixar Animation Studios (USA)
Two other prizes were awarded at the 2013 SD&A conference:

The prize for the best use of 3D during the technical presentations was awarded to Jim Defillipis for his keynote presentation “Coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D” which included a behind-the-scenes documentary which showed the 3D cameras used at the 2012 Olympics in 3D action.

The prize of the best demonstration at the conference was awarded to John Toeppen and Jason Buchheim for their “Giga-pixel Immersive Stereoscopic Panoramas”.

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