Within no time, 3D movies have come out to be the latest heartthrobs in the world of cinema. Every now and then we see a trailer with a caption “Only in 3D” and plan to watch the movie with our 3D glasses on. However, have you ever wondered how this 3D mania started in cinemas? Well read on to know more about its science and history.
There is a lot of technology that enables us to watch 3D movies, the way we watch them. These movies are made up of anaglyph 3D images which consist of a couple of images lined up one on another with a slight shift in angle. It is generally made in such a way that the main image is in the center of the screen and the surrounding regions provide the stereographic 3D effects. When our eyes see it through a special set of glasses, which has two lenses each of red and blue colors, it sends them to the brain, which then renders these two images into one. This is the reason why we need 3D glasses to watch these movies.
The 3D movies that we watch today have been credited to the British film maker, William Friese-Greene, who revolutions 3D films in the early 80’s. However, the movies made by Friese-Greene were different from the 3D movies that we watch today. This is because Friese-Greene screened two movies, which made up the stereographic movie. Nevertheless, the process was cumbersome as it involved a lot of mechanical work in synchronization of two movies. This process of synchronization was however not fit for theatre because it needs to be done every time the movie was screened.çevrimiçidizi
Nevertheless, 3D movies were around much before Friese-Greene’s time. Going back in the history, “The Power of Love” which was careened in 1922 was the first commercial 3D movie that was made and screened publicly. This movie was screened using the anaglyph graphs, which proved to be very expensive. Unfortunately, not many people like this technology back then and thus, the movie is lost as of today.
In the same year, a series of 3D films, called as Plasticon was created by William Kelley. These films were made using a special 3D camera systems design by the creator of the movies himself. The most significant title from this series was aptly named “Movies of the Future”. In addition to these, a number of other instruments such as the Teleview 3D systems etc. were invented that were capable of rendering 3D movies on the big screen.
3D cinemas took a huge leap in the next 30 years as new technologies evolved. The most significant of these is the anaglyph 3D technologies, which are used in making 3D movies even today. With the technology advancing at the rate which was higher than ever before, 3D color movies came into the picture. Now the biggest production houses including Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures and Walt Disney started to make their contributions to the world of 3D cinema. After all this, the revolution never stopped and it came to a point where we can enjoy the modern 3D movies.