LiFTS Seminar Series: Denis Pellerin, Director of the London Stereoscopic Company

Paving the way for the cinema? The Stereoscope and the quest for movement

  • Tue 6 Nov 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Denis Pellerin, Director of the London Stereoscopic Company

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    LiFTS Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of

The Literature, Film and Theatre Studies Seminar meets weekly, during term time.

When photography was revealed to the world, a lot of people expressed their disappointment when they saw that the images from the camera obscura did not reproduce natural colours but looked more like etchings. The Victorians soon solved this problem by tinting their images. They also quickly made them three dimensional and tried, at a very early stage, to bring movement to them. Colour, depth and movement: they wanted it all and they got it all. Join Denis Pellerin, photo historian and director of Dr. Brian May's London Stereoscopic Company, in journey through the first attempts at creating stories and movement in 3-D.

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