Archive for July, 2008

MFF donates $26K to build wells at schools in Africa

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

MacGillivray Freeman Films and its Educational Foundation donated $26,500 to Ryan's Well Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building wells and sanitation facilities in developing countries. The donation was matched by Ryan's Well Foundation through student fundraising efforts, doubling the donation's impact. The now $50,000-plus program will build five wells ...

Alps to open in Philippines IMAX theater

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

SM Mall of Asia's IMAX theater located in Pasay City, Philippines will hold its premiere of MacGillivray Freeman Films' The Alps Friday afternoon at 5:30PM. The film follows the true life story of mountaineer and journalist John Harlin III, who sets out on an epic personal journey to climb the deadly ...

Lakeport locals assist with Great Lakes film

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

In support of Mysteries of the Great Lakes' run at the Detroit Science Center, the Detroit Free Press profiles locals Kathy Johnson and Greg Lashbrook who helped with the making of the film. The residents of Lakeport, near Port Huron, know this leg of the lakes well, having worked there on ...

Sacramento IMAX not getting first run films

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Sacramento News & Review examines the Esquire IMAX Theater, and the lost opportunity of not running The Dark Knight during the film's opening week. [I]f you wanted to experience Batman on the really big screen, you had to go to the Bay Area or to Fresno. The made-for-IMAX film wasn’t playing ...

Gaming night held at Norwalk’s Aquarium

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

A demonstration of video game play on Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium IMAX screen was held last night in hopes it will become a Saturday night tradition, "VidGames: Colossal." The first game to be played on the giant screen was the video game version of Kung Fu Panda, coinciding with the film's run ...

Video: Harry Potter 6 teaser released

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A new teaser to the upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has been released: Directed by David Yates, the film will be digitally remastered into IMAX with select scenes in 3D. It is scheduled for release on November 21, 2008. UPDATE: We've also posted few more images from the ...

Behind the editing technology of The Dark Knight

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Avid showcases the editing technology behind The Dark Knight which used (surprise!) an Avid digital editing setup to edit both 35mm and IMAX film prints: Because the IMAX negatives came in as a big square image, [editor Lee] Smith had to extract a portion of those shots to include in the ...

Madagascar 2 new IMAX poster

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

DreamWorks has released a new poster for the IMAX version of Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa: The film features the return of all the lovable characters: Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins. Left marooned on the distant shores ...

DJ Roller talks underwater filmmaking

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Creative Loafing interviews filmmaker D.J. Roller and his work with IMAX 3D photography. Roller most recently served as director of photography for the documentary, Wild Ocean 3D, and worked the on films, U2 3D and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. Is it challenging to find new subjects or ...

Boston Common to get digital IMAX screen

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

As part of the 100-theater deal with AMC Entertainment Inc., the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 in Boston, MA will be receiving an IMAX screen come September. The screen will be equipped with IMAX's digital theater system and will primarily show Hollywood studio films. Article >>