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May 29, 2015—For a medium that is so strongly connected with education, there has been little formal research on the outputs and outcomes of watching giant screen films. Although formative and summative evaluations of the films are regularly incorporated into the development and production process, research on such issues as cognition, affect and behavior had not been systematically pursued. Mary Nucci reports on how GSCA is working with NSF, ASTC, CAISE and others to gather data about the giant screen format’s potential to educate, engage and entertain. Click here to read her blog post on informalscience.org.
May 12, 2015—nWave Pictures Distribution has launched a new website for their latest giant screen film, The Great Apes 3D
. See where the film is now playing and learn more about some of the world's rarest primates, including Gorillas, Bonobos, Chimpanzees and Orangutans. Download the Educator’s Guide and the available marketing materials. Watch the touching trailer and learn more about Holly Carroll, whose passion for the great apes took her to the dense rainforests and remote jungles of Africa and Indonesia. Currently playing at: Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ), Orlando Science Center (Orlando, FL), The Rheged (United Kingdom). Visit the website here: http://greatapes.nwave.com/
May 1, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it is launching its new laser projection system in the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., and in the Boeing IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington on May 1—just in time for the release of Marvel's highly anticipated film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The ground-breaking technology will provide audiences at the theatres with unparalleled brightness, contrast, color and sound.
December 18, 2014—K2 Films, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of K2 Communications, and Giant Screen Films have teamed up to tell the exciting story of what the next chapter of space exploration will bring both near-term and long-term. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space
showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact, such as landing astronauts on Mars. The film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011. It is instead, vibrantly alive.
December 15, 2014—MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) today announced that two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor will narrate Humpback Whales, an underwater 3D adventure documentary for IMAX and other giant screen theaters directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest). The film, presented in association with Pacific Life, will be released beginning February 13, 2015.
December 15, 2014—National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film Living in the Age of Airplanes, which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all 7 continents as it presents a unique perspective on how the airplane has changed the world. It will be available to 15/70 flat and dome film screens and to all digital screens when it is released worldwide on April 10, 2015.