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Aesthetics of Stereoscopic Cinema

Barbara Flueckiger

Keywords: DEEP FOCUS; DEPTH OF FIELD; NEGATIVE PARALLAX; POSITIVE PARALLAX; STEREOSCOPY; WINDOW VIOLATION

Abstract

Although stereoscopic cinema was invented very early in the history of film, it did not become the standard for cinematic representations. With the latest digital wave of stereoscopic 3D cinema many shortcomings of earlier technologies have been eliminated, but debate remains about the aesthetic principles of stereoscopy. This article explores and evaluates basic approaches to aesthetic design in stereoscopic films.

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