The Virgil Mirano 3D photography collection comprises the library of Virgil Mirano (1937-2018), the cinematographer and visual
effects specialist best known for his work on
Die Hard (1988),
Blade Runner (1982), and
Masters of the Universe (1987). The collection contains books, magazines, and promotional material that incorporate 3D images; 3D photography viewers
and glasses; 3D comic books; and Mirano's files on imaging products, services, and events -- all of which document the development
of 3D imaging processes from 1935 to 2018.
An extensive collection of materials related to 3D images from the library of Virgil Mirano (1937-2018), the cinematographer
and visual effects specialist best known for his work on Die Hard (1988), Blade Runner (1982), and Masters of the Universe (1987). From the mid-1970s through the '90s, Mirano manned the still photography labs of three of the largest visual effects
(VFX) houses in Los Angeles. He documented the people and the techniques of a variety of films - images that would serve as
an inspiration for a whole new corps of artists now working in the industry. Mirano did more than just take snapshots of the
crew. He was a master of the camera and printer. For example, Mirano is responsible for the Polaroid of Zhora that Deckard's
Esper machine prints for him in Blade Runner , having developed a technique of distorting a 35mm image, then adding grain, and converting it to a Polaroid print. Remarkably,
Mirano accomplished this effect in a darkroom without using a computer.
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