3D Films, Movies & Video Clips

The First Ever 3D Movie

L'Arrivée du Train

Lumière brothers (3D in 1903)

Recognised as the first 3D Movie to have been shown to audiences* in the world! It was 1903 when the Lumière brothers (Auguste and Louis) took their film to be viewed at the World Fair in Paris, France.

The arrival of a train (L'Arrivée du Train) is not an epic blockbuster of a feature film, understandably it's only about a minute long. But fascinating to see.

You too can enjoy the lumière brothers work here as we present to you the first ever 3D Movie. Modified so that you can experience the 3D by using 3D stereoscopic glasses of the red/blue variety.

*audiences, doesn't explain fully. The film could only be presented to one person at a time on a modified stereoscopic viewer as nobody had, at that point, invented a way of separating and dividing color channels.

Arrivee du train Lumiere Brothers Download

Open this 3D.mpg in the media player of your choice and view it with a pair of red/blue anaglyph glasses.

UK Train Arrival

My version of L'arrivée du train (3D in 2011)

My FujiFinepix Real 3D W3 Camera produces High Definition Video with stereo sound.

A short video in 3D of a train arriving at Ipswich Station which will be surprisingly similar to La Ciotat Station in France where the Lumière brothers shot the first ever 3D movie footage in 1903.

I've reduced the movie size down to 480px x 320px and compressed the movie by approx 70% mjpg compression so you're not seeing the high def version but one that does retain some quality. This, all in an effort to reduce the file size. It's still over 10x bigger than the Lumière bros first video but plays for much longer.


How do I make a 3D anaglyph video from a 3D.avi file?

For PC only.

In this instance I've used Muttyans Stereo Movie Maker. You have to make sure you have the necessary codec installed on your pc. With the fuji camera it uses the mjpg codec. Lists of other codecs for your video format can be found here.

I've downloaded the mjpg codec by using PICVideo from accusoft.com. M-JPEG Codec.

With the codec installed you can then open your 3D.avi file in Muttyan's Stereo Movie Maker.

You can then save your movie as either side-by-side, above/below, interlaced, Gray Anaglyph, Color Anaglyph or Chromakey. Also choose to resize and/or resample your video. Rename your file and click "Save".

You are then are presented with a dialog box to choose your preferred compression. I used PICVideo's M-JPG compression.

I then used avi to mpeg converter to change the format from an avi video to an mpg in keeping with the original file format. Download avi to mpeg converter here.




3D Movie. Train Arrival by Andrew Rice

Open this 3D.mpg in the media player of your choice and view it with a pair of red/blue anaglyph glasses.

You Tube 3D Videos

You TubeYou Tube Video 3D

You Tube has a large variety of videos posted by subscribers to this special 3D video channel. As with a lot of You Tube posts the quality on some videos can be a bit below par. But, for us enthusiasts of the genre it can be absolutely captivating viewing.

See what works well and what doesn't. Prepare to spend some time with your anaglyph glasses on. There's a button on each of the 3D videos posted to be able to view them in different formats.

Click Here for You Tube's 3D video channel

Fuji Finepix Real 3D

If you wish to upload a 3D video to You Tube from your Fuji Finepix camera there's simple instructions to follow on the MyFinePix (Fuji) web site. Click Here

3D Video Channel

You Tube's 3D is quite a new channel but appears to be growing rapidly in popularity.



Avatar (3D in 2009) James Cameron

I can't have a 3D movies page without mention of this fantastic 3D film.

James Cameron originally attempted to get this film made in 1999 as his immediate follow-up to Titanic (1997). However, at the time, the special effects he wanted for the movie ran the proposed budget up to $400 million. No studio would fund the film, and it was subsequently shelved for almost ten years.

Not only 3D but well over half of it is photo-realistic CGI predominately using motion capture technology.

As of December 2009, with an alleged budget of US $280,000,000 (estimated), this is one of the most expensive movies ever made.

* Sam Worthington appeared in Terminator Salvation (2009), the fourth Terminator movie. His appearance in this non-Terminator movie is notable as James Cameron directed The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996) as well has having being a writer (creator of characters) on other Terminator franchise video-games and TV episodes.

26 Jan 2010 - Sometime early on the 26th of Jan, Avatar became the top-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office with almost $1.844 billion (U.S.) in ticket sales, pushing the previous record holder, Cameron's Titanic, to number 2 with $1.843 billion.

Sources: Fun Facts, Internet Movie Database


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List of 3D movies

the wikipedia page (click here) has an excellent listing of 3D movies. I've found it very useful to be able to re-order the list by date or the system of 3D being used. Most useful  when I wanted to check if a movie was using RealD 3D or not.


Movies - Avatar 3D

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Avatar 3D was my first experience of a realD 3D movie. These are movies with the polarised lenses for 3D viewing. This enables full colour 3D viewing.

The film has a good storyline and terrific scenes and colours that made this a truly captivating 3D experience. The 3D helps to emmerse yourself into the fantasy world of Pandora.

I highly recommend this film to anybody, 3D enthusiast or not! The graphics are stunning! Truly impressive.

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