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Nintendo UK and BFI Bringing Pioneering 3D Films to Nintendo Video

by Thomas Whitehead.

In the past year Nintendo UK and the British Film Institute (BFI) have been working together on 3D film content, promoting not only 3DS but film-making in a broader sense. A number of collaborations have taken place, most notably a contest where a winning film-maker could produce a 3D video that was premiered at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

The latest project is perhaps one of the most interesting yet, as two of the very first 3D films from the 1950s are going to be available for free via Nintendo Video in the UK and Europe. These will be A Solid Explanation, released in 1951 and showing footage from London Zoo, and Eye On The Ball, a short film from 1952 that explains the rules of various ball games. Not only will these videos give a glimpse of a past time, but they represent some of the earliest uses of 3D, which were shown at a special venue in London at the time.

A Solid Explanation will be available on Nintendo Video from today until 17th April, and Eye on the Ball will be on the app from 24th April to 8th May. The press release below has additional details.

Read the rest of this article from Nintendo Life.

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