Producer/Director and stormchaser Sean Casey talks about his film latest Giant Screen film Tornado Alley with USA Today:
Does what we see on an IMAX screen even do a tornado any justice to actually watching it happen in front of you?
The obvious difference is that we’re risking our lives to get the footage, so that’s always in the back of your mind and is always present: Is this the one that’s going toss you and you’re going to roll? And all of a sudden all the equipment gets loose in that vehicle and you’re in this slow-motion blender. I don’t want to ever release this on DVD because it’s such a different experience in an IMAX theater. You see everything: You see the swirls of the grass, all that debris flying around you. It’s a completely different experience.
Did the main tornado you feature in the movie come at the end of that eight years of filming?
That did, that was in 2009. That was actually the 12th tornado I’d ever been in. Some of those tornadoes over the years, it was at night or the condensation funnel wasn’t all the way to the ground so that when you’re right up next to them, it doesn’t read as a tornado because the funnel isn’t all the way to the ground. It’s hanging 200 feet above the ground. That was the first time that condensation funnel developed on the ground right in front of us and gained in strength as it came at us.
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