Lennie Lipton

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  • Stereographics Corporation, Vice President


  • SIGGRAPH 1990

    Lenny Lipton–Vice President, Advanced Development Chairman of the Board Founder. Lenny Lipton was born in New York City in  1940 and graduated from Cornell University in 1962 with an undergraduate degree having majored in physics. While a freshman at  Cornell he wrote the lyrics of the popular song, “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” He worked as a researcher for Time Inc. in 1963 and then became an editor at Popular Photography Magazine where he worked for two years until moving to California to pursue careers as a filmmaker and author. For the next ten years he wrote film criticism for a local newspaper, numerous articles for magazines, and the standard text book “Independent Filmmaking,” published by Simon & Schuster in 1972. In his career as a filmmaker he produced many documentaries, some independently and some for the BBC and Italian TV. In 1974 Lipton began to devote himself to stereoscopic research, which led to his founding StereoGraphics  Corp. in 1980. In 1982 his book, “Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema,” was published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. In the course  of his work Lipton has been granted six patents in the field of stereoscopy, and he is a member of various professional and scientific organizations. Recently he was appointed chairman of the Society of Matton Picture and Television Engineers group working on establishing standards for stereoscopic projection of theatrical films.  

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