The first 3D films were shot in Nazi Germany

The very first 3D films appeared in Hitler's Germany. This discovery was made by Philip Mora, an Australian Nazi researcher and filmmaker, when he found copies of two 3D tapes in the Berlin archives. It used to be thought that 3D technology was invented in Hollywood in the 1950s. Philip Mora has been studying the history of cinematography in Nazi Germany for about forty years. He is the author of the documentary "The Swastika", which was the first to show the "home" video of Adolf Hitler, which was filmed by his girlfriend Eva Braun at their villa in Bavaria. He is currently working on a new documentary project in which he wants to show how the Nazi propaganda apparatus manipulated reality to control the population. While researching the archives of the Goebbels propaganda ministry in Berlin, Mora discovered two tapes labeled Raum Film (spatial film).

In fact, it turned out that they were filmed in 3D by an independent studio commissioned by the ministry, but did not receive publicity and remained gathering dust in the archives. Due to the Raum mark, which also means space, no one paid attention to them. The films were shot on 35mm film, apparently using two lenses and a prism placed in front of them. One of them is called "This is so real that you can touch it." It's about a picnic. The main feature is the splash from the fried sausage that flies directly at the viewer. The second tape tells the story of six girls who went for a weekend walk. Both paintings are about half an hour long. “The quality of these films is fantastic. The Nazis were obsessed with documenting everything and everyone and tried to control every image - all this was part of how they seized power over the country and its people, "- quotes Philippe Mora edition of Variety.

It was previously thought that stereoscopic or 3D imaging technology was invented in Hollywood in the 1950s. Then it did not become widespread due to the high cost of the necessary equipment and the complexity of the entire process. It is curious that before Hollywood a similar technology was also developed in the USSR. In 1941, the inventor Semyon Ivanov released the film "The Land of Youth", in which the image was three-dimensional. True, it was necessary to view this tape using a special raster screen, since there were no glasses yet.