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Other Cinema: Stereo Sound And Vision

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 23, 2010

Audience watching a sci-fi movie at Other Cinema

April 24
8:00 p.m.
ATA Gallery
992 Valencia (@ 21st)
San Francisco, CA

Hosted by: Other Cinema

As we all know, the hot new trend in cinema is 3-D, a process thought to be only the province of multi-million dollar movie studios and hotshot Hollywood producers. But, think again! 3-D can be used and exploited by your average, everyday avant-garde and experimental film artist working on the cheap.

Innovative San Francisco filmmaker Kerry Laitala will screen four — or more — 3-D films that she’s been working on that take advantage of something called the ChromaDepth Effect, which is a process that utilizes the different wavelengths of light to produce images with real depth. Two of Laitala’s films that will be screening are called Afterimage: A Flicker of Life and Chromatic Frenzy, while the others are TBA. How ChromaDepth actually works is a bit odd, but this web page has a nice explanation.

And as if that bit of 3-D spectacularness wasn’t enough, there’s more! There will also be a rave-tastic, electronically hued amplified performance by Marijke Jorritsma and Greg Zifcak of Eats Tapes. Plus, there will be stereographic madness with Pad McLaughlin’s Strata and Bob Bloomberg’s Day of the Dead.

Also, Walter Funk will present his own unique “no-glasses 3-D” Hologlyphics installation. What’s Hologlyphics? It’s real-time 3-D animation manipulated by music and sound. Funk’s own Hologlyphic Funkalizer “projects Glyphs, Hyper-Dimensional Chaos, Hyper-Dimensional Sacred Geometry, and Crop Spheres that animate and spatially transform into each other.” To see some samples, please visit the video page on the official Hologlyphics website.