The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded funding to York University for infrastructure to support S3D film research.
Ali Kazimi, professor in Department of Film in the Faculty of Fine Arts, received funding from the CFI to develop a state-of-the-art Stereoscopic 3D Lab @ York. The funding will allow Kazimi to augment and build upon the core of the stereoscopic research based production and post-production facility that has emerged out of the 3D FLIC (Film Innovation Consortium) project. S3DL @ York will become the first dedicated facility of its type in Canada, enabling the study of stereoscopic 3D story-telling practices, their production and distribution, combined with insights and best practices gleaned from stringent psycho-physical tests and experimentation. S3DL will meld art and science in the best tradition of inter-disciplinary research, enabling one to push the boundaries of the knowledge generated by the other and vice versa in a deliberate, complementary and interactive way. Kazimi will work with researchers Laurie Wilcox and Rob Allison from York’s Centre for Vision Research on this project. Excerpted and edited from http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2012/10/16/cfi-awards-york-researchers-more-than-592000-in-research-infrastructure/