TWO PICTURES AT ONCE GIVE MOVIES THIRD DIMENSION (Oct, 1934)
TWO PICTURES AT ONCE GIVE MOVIES THIRD DIMENSION
A new way of giving pictures an effect of depth, has been devised by a Bridgeport, Conn., inventor, who foresees its application in the movies. His method provides a miniature picture that is viewed with one eye, while a full-sized picture is viewed with the other. Since the two pictures are taken from slightly different viewpoints, a stereoscopic effect is obtained. The advantage of this method when applied to motion pictures, he points out, is that a theater patron may view a movie either in the ordinary way or with added depth, as he chooses. The large picture would be projected upon a standard screen, while the small picture would be projected upon a small screen. To view the film in three dimensions, the patron uses a viewing glass which enables him to see the large and small pictures fused together.