Paving the way for the cinema? The Stereoscope and the quest for movement
17:00 - 18:30
Denis Pellerin, Director of the London Stereoscopic Company
Lectures, talks and seminars
LiFTS Seminar Series
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.