Books and Articles
Check out the recommended books on this list if you’d like to either learn more about 3D or see some neat pictures!
- New York City in 3D: A Look Back in Time by Greg Dinkins: A fascinating series of old New York stereoscope views. This book contains a fold-out stereoscope, so it’s like getting a stereoscope plus a collection of great stereo cards.
- A Village Lost and Found by Brian May and Elena Vidal: A 3D portrait of a quiet English village from the 1850s, co-written by Queen guitarist Brian May. If you’d like to view stereo cards but don’t want to pay for an expensive stereoscope, the plastic stereoscope (with high quality lenses) included with this book can’t be beat.
- Pop-Up 3D by Barry Rothstein: An excellent 3D photo book featuring phantograms, which are 3D images that literally pop out of the book when the book is placed flat on a table. I usually carry at least one of these Pop-Up 3D books with me to every 3D for Kids workshop.
- Amazing 3-D Comics by Craig Yoe: A wide variety of 1950s 3D comic books under one roof. Some of the comics are stunningly great, while others miss the mark. This is the only 3D comic book compilation that I’m aware of, and it’s a lot less expensive than collecting the real thing.
- 3D Movie Making: Stereoscopic Digital Cinema from Script to Screen by Bernard Mendiburu: For teens and adults. This book will get you up to speed with modern 3D filmmaking techniques. If you combine this book with the Digital Cinema Filmmaker’s Training Course and the videos over at Hollywood Camera Work, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to make professional-caliber 3D films.
- 3-DIY: Stereoscopic Moviemaking on an Indie Budget by Ray Zone: For teens and adults. This thick, colorful book surveys a wide array of independent 3D filmmakers working with low budgets. It’s packed with practical tips that you may find useful in your 3D productions.
- Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952 by Ray Zone: For teens and adults. An excellent scholarly work about the beginnings of 3D. If you want to dig really deep into the history of 3D, this is the book.
- Stereo World Digital Index: For teens and adults. The Stereo World Digital Index is a DVD that contains 200 back issues of Stereo World magazine — highly recommended! If you like Stereo World and are serious about learning more about 3D, consider becoming a member of the National Stereoscopic Association.
- Perception and the Art of 3D Storytelling: For teens and adults. A great article about how 3D was utilized to tell the story in the movie Coraline.
- Exclusive 3D Interview with Award-winning 3D Artist from The Simple Carnival: I was interviewed by 3DContentBlog about how I made my video, The Simple Carnival – A Geek Like Me.
- 3d.simplecarnival.com: This is my blog about the technical side of 3D. For teens and adults, but really for only those who are heavily into the nitty gritty details of creating 3D art.