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Dave Bossert (Film/Video 83)

In May of this year, Dave Bossert (Film/Video 83) received his second United States patent, which resulted from his first patent awarded in 2018. While working on a Beauty and the Beast (1991) iPad app project for The Walt Disney Company in 2014, he came up with a concept to repurpose the left and right eye images from the 3D conversion of the animated classic. His idea was to blend between the left and right eye images using the iPad’s built-in gyroscope to create a 3D effect without wearing 3D glasses. Building off earlier code by colleague Robert Neuman, Bossert’s Disney colleagues at the time, software engineers Bryan Whited and Lewis Segal, wrote the algorithm that made it possible. In 2018, the US Patent Office awarded the first patent for the invention known as Parallax Based Monoscopic Rendering. On May 12, 2020, he was awarded a second patent, known as Varying Display Content Based on Viewpoint, which resulted from his original concept and his colleagues’ software. Bossert also published a new book, 3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen It Before, which will be released on Nov. 15, 2020, through The Old Mill Press. The book showcases a rare, never-before-seen collection of 3D photographs of Walt Disney’s theme park in all its glory. Disneyland is captured in “time and space” from opening week in July 1955 through its 25th anniversary in 1980 and beyond. He is currently working on a book about legendary Disney Imagineer and Chouinard Art School graduate Claude Coats.  

Dave Bossert (Film and Video 83)
3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen It Before, by Dave Bossert