Archive for August, 2008

Fleet provides IMAX dome projection basics

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

A brief post on the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center blog takes a look at how IMAX film gets projected onto a curved dome screen: (Pic: The Fleet's IMAX projector climbs the 14-foot track to reach the focal point of the Space Theater's dome screen. Credit: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center) Well, ...

MacGillivray Freeman Films to release Van Gogh: Brush With Genius

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

MacGillivray Freeman Films has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Caméra Lucida and La Géode for the release of Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, a 40-minute giant screen film about the life and paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Filmed entirely in 15/70mm in France and the Netherlands, Van Gogh captures ...

IMAX aspect ratio explained

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The Reno Gazette gives a rundown of the IMAX aspect ratio compared to typical 35mm with the help of Brian Bonnick, executive vice president of technology for IMAX Corporation: IMAX theaters can display films in three different aspect ratios: the square-ish 1.43:1 and the more rectangular 1.78:1 and 1.9:1. Bonnick says ...

Hollywood Reporter Q&A with IMAX prez Foster

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, Greg Foster, talks with Hollywood Reporter on IMAX's big push into Hollywood following The Dark Knight and IMAX's digital theater rollout: Hollywood Reporter: Tell us one thing we didn't know about your plans for Imax-format film releasing. Greg Foster: The only thing that none of ...

Under the Sea posts second production webisode

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Up on the Under the Sea website is the latest production webisode for the upcoming IMAX film. Featuring Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay, the webisode has some behind-the-scenes footage of filming in the Pacific island. The sequel to Deep Sea 3D from filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall, Under the Sea 3D will ...

Animation World Network profiles Ben Stassen, Fly Me

Monday, August 18th, 2008

nWave Pictures co-founder and director, Ben Stassen, talks with Animation World Network on his career working in 3D and his latest film, Fly Me to the Moon 3D. Stassen takes pains to distinguish his use of 3-D to provide an "immersive experience" from the in-your-face seltzer bottle and paddleball gags that ...

Ten new Harry Potter 6 images at

Monday, August 18th, 2008 has posted ten new images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The film, recently pushed back to July 17, 2009, is the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series, and sees Dumbledore intent upon preparing Harry for the final battle with Voldemort that is fast approaching. Photo Gallery >>

New Watchmen pics released

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Warner Bros. Pictures has released four new images from the upcoming film Watchmen. Directed by Zack Snyder (300), the film is a multi-layered mystery set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. The film is scheduled for released to IMAX ...

Superhero festival comes to IMAX at SM Mall of Asia

Monday, August 18th, 2008

  SM Mall of Asia's San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre in Pasay City, Philippines welcomes back the DMR films Spider-Man 3 and Superman Returns to their IMAX theater beginning August 27. Both films were converted for the IMAX screen using the IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Unlike Warner Bros.' ...

Could Twilight see an IMAX release?

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Not likely says /film. Twilight, the teen vampire flick by Catherine Hardwicke, jumped to the November 21 release date left vacant by the now Summer '09 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Though rumors are swirling that Twilight could replace Harry Potter 6 in IMAX's now open holiday slot, ...