Al, of Smith’s School of English, Okamoto 英会話岡本, and I have recently been working together on some TOEIC listening excercises on the smithweb.co.jp website. Our latest effort, yet to be published, relates to the launch of 3D television, and more specifically, to Japanese manufacturers position in this new market sector. I am looking forward to using this video for listening exercises in my class at my English conversation school, Smith’s School of English, Kawanishi スミス英会話川西校, where I have alreay used the previous videos with great success.
On our way to the Smith’s School of English Kansai schools seminar yesterday, my wife めぐみ and I found ourselves very early in Kyobashi, with almost an hour to kill. (Since starting this TOEIC work with Al, I find myseld thinking in phrases more than ever. How many can you count in this post, students). I decided to show her the walkway where Mark is always telling us about his experiences distributing flyers. We crossed the river, and found ourselves in Osaka Business Park, where Panasonic have their large “ideas for life” showroom. This is an amazingly impressive playground for “techies”, where you can try out (play with) their whole range of consumer electronic items, including cameras, PCs, and of course their range of brilliant quality plasma TVs. But what I was really interested in was to see how 3D TV works.
WOW – SEEING IS BELIEVING
Now, as I’ve said before, although I love many high-tech products, I’m no techie. I put on the special glasses, looked at the 54 inch screen, and nothing changed. When a Panasonic employee showed me the switch on the glasses, I was immediately blown away by the impact of the experience. This was a high quality demonstation video made in the Grand Canyon, but the effect was staggering: water seemed to splash right onto the lenses of the glasses and canoes really seemed to float in the crystal clear water in front of me.
The picture, clarity and colour were all outstanding. I’d love to see it used in non-demonstration footage to see whether the impact is as good, but so far I’m greatly impressed
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