3D cinematography

Theodor Ionescu

He was born on February 8, 1899, in Dorohoi, and died on November 6, 1988, in Bucharest. He was the fifth child of Maria and Vasile Ionescu’s 11. In 1908, the family moved to Botoşani, where Theodor attended the courses of the “August Treboniu Laurian” National College. The predilection for the exact sciences was obvious since then, the student Ionescu excelling in mathematics and sciences, according to the supplement “Physics Courier” (no. 1), from 1998.

Theodor V. Ionescu from Botosani holds a patent for relief images in cinematography and television. His name appears in the lexicons “Who’s who”, printed in England and the USA, in Poggendorf’s biographical dictionary, but also in the one entitled “Men of achievement” (Cambridge, 1977).

He was one of the greatest Romanian physicists and inventors, leaving behind remarkable discoveries in plasma physics, ionosphere physics, enjoying a wide international recognition.

His research has helped to develop important devices, such as lasers or interceptor radars. The Romanian physicist is also the one to whom we owe 3D cinematography, he being the one who carried on the effort of the British who invented 3D images. Also, from the moment he became a teacher, has constantly shown interest in equipping research laboratories.

3D images were invented in 1838 by Sir Charles Wheatstone, and in the beginning the process of stereoscopy, the recording and rendering of embossed images, was focused on drawings. Two years before, in 1936, Theodor V. Ionescu from Dorohoi, a member of the Romanian Academy, adapted the relief images for cinematography and television.

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