A rare, never before viewed film of the Queen’s Coronation of 1953 is being revealed tonight, November 16th, in London…in 3D! The Queen documentary kicks off a week of 3DTV programming being offered by Channel 4. 

Director Bob Angell and Cameraman Arthur Wooster used camera tricks to create the 3D footage effect. Scenes were shot at the same time, but from different angles, and then edited into one picture. But you have to have the special 3D cardboard glasses to appreciate the effects. Channel 4’s ‘3D Week’ is sponsored by Sainsbury’s supermarket chain who distributed the free 3D glasses.

As another first, Courvoisier, the UK’s biggest cognac brand, will run a 3D TV ad spot. Other highlights planned throughout the week for viewer enjoyment include a ‘3D Magic Spectacular’, showcasing the world’s greatest and most shocking magicians performing in 3D, a 3D version of Paul Morrissey’s ‘Flesh for Frankenstein’, the thriller ‘Friday the 13th Part III’ in 3D, ‘The Greatest Ever 3D Moments’, and ‘Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert’ in 3D, and more!

What a fun idea. I love 3D, don’t you? Channel 4 in the United States, are you listening?