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Chris Condon
Birth: Dec. 7, 1923
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2010
Encino
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cinematography Pioneer. Born Christo Dimitri Koudounis, he is noted as the inventor of the widescreen 3D 35mm and 70mm reflex lens used for motion picture cameras. After serving in the US Army Air Force during World War II, he began his career as a photo-optical designer at Century Precision Optics Hollywood, California. Working with Hollywood producers, he received his first patent for a 3D projection system in 1953 and developed the Tele-Athenar telephoto lens used by Walt Disney photographers for the "True Life Adventure" television series. In 1969, he founded Stereo Vision Entertainment and received the world's first patent for a single widescreen 3D camera lens for 35mm and 70mm reflex motion picture cameras. For the next three decades, Stereo Vision supplied a range of 3D equipment for film projects in America and abroad, including in France, Israel, Japan and India. As 3D cinematographer director for over 40 films, his credits include "The Stewardesses" (1971), "The Capital Hill Girls" (1977), "Surfer Girls" (1978), "Jaws-3D" (1984) and "Evil Spawn" (1987). His 3D imagery has been used virtually for every 3D movie including the box office hit "Avatar" (2009). He also wrote the American Cinematography Manual and is a recipient of the 3D Society's Charles M. Brewster Award. He continued to work as a consultant for 3D productions throughout the world until his retirement in 2008. Cause of death: complications from a stroke. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section 51, Site 1055
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 2010
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