Transforming 2D Films into Art: The SpaceBrains3D Revolution with Dan Persons

Dan Persons, a film journalist and critic based in Philadelphia, has created a system called SpaceBrains3D, which uses AI and manual processes to convert old, public domain films to his own impressionistic version of dimensional storytelling. His aim is to change the way that stereoscopic 3D filmmaking is made, distributed, and viewed, having been dissatisfied with how mainstream studios were using stereoscopic presentation. Dan is passionate about using technology to create more experiential forms of art, and his thirty-year background in film journalism and criticism has informed his work. He regards what he produces as artistic works in their own right and signs and numbers every DVD he sends out.

Dan has released two films using his SpaceBrains3D system, Gammera 3D: The Goodman Cut and Carnival of Souls 3D, and these can be found on his website, His next release, House on Haunted Hill 3D, is due out in May, and he has more films in the planning stages. “This is a very personal and intensely creative project for me – so much so that I sign and number every DVD I send out, and include with each order a copy of my Rethink 3D Manifesto,” shares Persons.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.