The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will delve into the deep history of moving imagery with filmmaker, inventor, and author Lenny Lipton at its monthly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, in Hollywood.
Lipton will offer a lively presentation based on his forthcoming book “The Cinema in Flux.
In it, he traces the history of moving imagery to the 17th
century and Christian Huygen’s invention of magic lantern projection. This early period, which Lipton dubs the “Glass Era,” was followed by the Celluloid Era, brought about by the invention of film and discovery of apparent motion, and today’s Digital Era, distinguished by the electro-digital method of storing and manipulating imagery.
Regarded as the father of the electronic stereoscopic display, Lipton was lead inventor of many technologies used in 3D projection. He has been granted 72 patents and is the recipient of a Smithsonian Award for the invention of the stereoscopic eyewear CrystalEyes. He founded StereoGraphics in 1980 and also served as chief technology officer of RealD. He is the author of four books, a Fellow of SMPTE and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and a member of the Scientific Council of the Conservatoire des Techniques of the Cinémathèque Française.
Bill Hogan is the producer of the meeting.
What: SMPTE Hollywood Section, March Meeting
Topic: “The Cinema in Flux” with Lenny Lipton
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018. 6:30 p.m. — Reception; 7:30 p.m. — Meeting
Where: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Linwood Dunn Theater,