Friday, December 1, 2023

Blackpool Tower 4D Experience Receives Honorable Mention at SD&A 3D Theater Awards

San Francisco, CA — Experts in stereoscopic cinema declare a winner at the 3D Theater session of the 23rd annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference. SD&A is the largest and longest running technical conference dedicated to stereoscopic imaging, and is the world’s premier conference for 3D innovation.

The 3D content winner at the 2012 SD&A 3D Theater session was:

Best of Show – “All Is Not Lost” by OK Go and Pilobolus (USA)

Honorary Mention – “The Blackpool Tower 4D Experience” by Sharp Cookies Ltd. (UK)

This year’s judges of the SD&A 3D Theater session were: Percy Fung from Digital Magic Limited (Hong Kong) and Adjunct Professor at City University of Hong Kong; and Bernard Mendiburu, author of “3D Movie Making” and the follow-up “3D TV and 3D Cinema”. The judges were impressed with the high quality and inventiveness of the content, and had a challenging task to choose the winning entry from among a strong field.

The prizes for the Best of Show award were: a copy of “Stereoscopic Displays and Applications 1990-2009: A Complete 20-Year Retrospective (Special Collection DVD-ROM)” (ISBN: 9780819476593); an autographed copy of Bernard Mendiburu’s latest book “3D TV and 3D Cinema: Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy”; and an autographed copy of Lenny Lipton’s seminal 1982 book “Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema” (also available as a free e-book at: ). The Best of Show award was accepted by Eric Kurland who was the Stereographer for “All Is Not Lost”.

41 different 3D content segments were screened during the two hour SD&A 3D Theater session, showcasing a wide range of styles from 3D content producers from around the world.

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

Competition category:
Sony Two Worlds Sony and Grey London (UK)
UYUYUI! Santiago Caicedo (Colombia)
C30 Electric Crash Tests in 3D Volvo Cars Corporation (Sweden)
All Is Not Lost OK Go and Pilobolus (USA)
Random42 Showreel Hugo Paice (UK)
Hong Kong Skydrive Volker Kuchelmeister (Australia)
The Blackpool Tower 4D Experience Sharp Cookies Ltd. (UK)
Pro XXXRW Brian Drake and Jhonathan Florez (USA)
Dancing Girls Norma Kamali / 21st Century 3D (USA)
Make Every Second Count Nat Bartholomew (USA)
Ancient Russia 3D Andrey Anokhin (Russia)
Dimension3 2011 Trailer Dimension3 (France)
The Bird Man Yoshihiro Funabashi (Japan)
Bullproof Digital Revolution Studios (USA)
My Dream Joy Park (Korea)
Tarang Jonny Greenwald, et al (USA)
Monster vs Mini 3D Mini Cooper/BSUR/Camp David/WW7/21st Century 3D(USA)

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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