DMS 315: Stereoscopy
 DMS 315: Stereoscopy
 Course Info
When: Friday, 10:00am - 1:40pm
Where: CFA 242
Instructor: Dave Pape
e-mail: depape at buffalo.edu
Office: CFA 250
Office hours: Mon/Tues 1-2pm or by appointment
 Readings & Assignments
- For Sep 10:
- Reading: Ray Zone, Prologue & Chapter 1 (1-18)
- Assignment: Find some media that exhibits depth (other than by stereoscopic 3-d)
- For Sep 17:
- Assignment: Take at least 5 stereo pairs of images, using a single camera (cha-cha style). Keep notes on how you took the photos - the distance between shots, and any other details that you believe may be important. Try to vary those parameters among the different stereo pairs. We will work with the pairs in class next week, but feel free to process them ahead of time if you wish.
- Reading: Ray Zone, Chapter 2
- For Sep 24:
- Complete the stereo-editing of two pairs of your photos from last week, if not finished in class - create both anaglyph and side-by-side versions.
- Create two or more stereoscopic images "manually". At least one should be anaglyphic, and one side-by-side; you can make both versions of both images, if you like, but there should be at least two different stereo images (i.e. different subjects). Either: 1) take a single 2D image (photo or illustration) and use an image manipulation program to add depth to the image, by separating elements and adjusting their positions to create distinct left and right views; or 2) hand draw two images to create a stereo pair.
- Reading: Lipton, Chapter 3 ("The Stereoscopic Field")
- For Oct 1:
- Assignment: Building on what you've learned so far, create 3 good quality stereo images. These should be made using dual cameras if possible, or the Loreo 3D lens. If you're unable to get either of these (due to equipment room resource limits), then you can use a single camera, but use or make a slidebar or equivalent, to keep the camera aligned properly. Make use of other depth cues to enhance the 3D.
- Reading: Ray Zone, Chapter 3
- For Oct 8:
- Assignment: Browse the Library of Congress's collections of stereographs at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/stereo/, looking for some interesting content - photos that demonstrate particularly strong depth, and/or unusual subjects that the stereo adds some benefit to. (Try to start from a random point in the collection, rather than everyone looking at the same first few ones.) Also look for some other interesting, more recent stereo material (online or not) - photos, movies, or other applications of stereoscopy. Think about what you want to do for your final project, and what would make a good subject.
- Reading: Ray Zone, Chapter 4
- For Oct 15 / 22:
- Assignment: Shoot some test video using two cameras (and slidebar). Work with the video in AfterEffects or FinalCut to create a single 3D video - anaglyph or side-by-side. You might also wish to upload the video (in side-by-side format) to YouTube, to try out the yt3d:enable=true tag.
- Reading: Ray Zone, Chapter 5
- For Oct 29:
- Assignment: Prepare a detailed plan of your final project - who's working on it, what presentation medium, what tech you'll need to create it, and (of course) what the content is. Have a storyboard. Make some sample / test images to present in class.
- Reading: Ray Zone, Chapter 6