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April 29, 2016—IMAX and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas, have announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system—IMAX® with Laser—at its IMAX® theatre. The groundbreaking new laser technology will replace the Museum’s current IMAX xenon digital projection system and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for visitors.
April 29, 2016—To capture images of the planet for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, as well as the daily lives of the astronaut teams stationed at the ISS, crews rocketed into Earth’s orbit and joined the space station with a digital 4K Canon Cinema EOS C500 video camera and a Canon EOS-1D C DSLR, which they used to take still images and get video footage of specific points on the planet below. Using a semi-formal shot-list of specific earthly targets to capture, the astronauts kept in constant contact with Myers and cinematographer James Neihouse, who coordinated the shoot on the ground with three different ISS crews. Read the full article at Inverse.com.
IMAX Corporation has reported first-quarter 2016 revenues of $92.1 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility of$31.5 million, and adjusted net income after non-controlling interest of $15.5 million, or$0.22 per diluted share, representing a 214% increase over the prior-year period. GAAP net income after non-controlling interest was $9.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted share. The Company also reported a first-quarter global per-screen average of $284,400, up 40% over Q1 2015.
April 27, 2016—Giant Screen Films (GSF) is excited to announce that Mysteries of China
, a dramatic tour of an ancient empire, will launch on October 7, 2016, in IMAX and museum cinemas worldwide. Through the lens of one of the great archaeological events of the modern age—the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the First Emperor’s Tomb—Mysteries of China
reveals the underlying story of how this world superpower came to be. This immersive cinema spectacle will premiere for industry buyers at GSF’s Film Forum in June. The film’s trailer
were unveiled this week and are available for download.
April 19, 2016—IMAX Corporation has announced the test launch of IMAXShift, an immersive group cycling concept built around the primary components of The IMAX Experience®. IMAXShift combines key elements of IMAX technology with industry-leading instructors to immerse participants—from beginners to serious athletes—in a state-of-the-art indoor, audio-visual group cycling experience. The test studio, which is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, will open April 28.
April 19, 2016—On Monday, April 11, CinemaCon awarded Phil Groves from IMAX the CinemaCon Passepartout Award during the International Day luncheon at the annual trade show in Las Vegas. The award is presented each year to an industry executive who has proven their “dedication and commitment to the international marketplace." Click here to read the Celluloid Junkie's interview with Phil Groves.
April 19, 2016—In September, the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium (Dome Theater) at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will replace their giant screen 15/70 film system with a new 8K Digistar 5 immersive digital cinema/digital planetarium system from Evans & Sutherland.
April 14, 2016—The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18, from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
April 6, 2016–Watermelon Magic, produced by Spring Garden Pictures and distributed by BIG & Digital, LLC, will have special screenings on Earth Day weekend (April 22-24) at Pacific Science Center IMAX Theater in Seattle, Washington; IMAX Victoria inVictoria, BC, Canada; Science North IMAX Theater in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; Telus World of Science IMAX Theater in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Hastings Museum RealD 3D Theatre in Hastings, Nebraska.
April 7, 2016—GSCA is pleased to announce the launch of its Giant Screen Picture and Audio Production and Post-Production Workflow (P3W) Wikis, the online companions to the P3W document published in September 2015. Both the Wikis and document outline the generally accepted practices and workflows used in the giant screen filmmaking industry to make films efficiently, effectively, and with the highest-quality images. These P3W guidelines were designed as a roadmap to assist first-time and seasoned filmmakers in navigating the critical and complex worlds of production and post-production for the giant screen and to promote industry best practices.