State-of-the-art computer graphics combine with live action and special effects to bring dazzling 3D images to the giant dome screen. 3D computer graphics and live action vignettes combine to illustrate how photosynthesis converts the sun’s energy into stored energy in plants, which then provides energy to animals and humans. You are shrunk down to molecular size and travel with a water molecule in its journey towards energy production. The vivid colors, coupled with 3D technology, turn this journey into an action-packed roller coaster ride.

Length: 20:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1990
  • Date Released:
    April 1990
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Hikari Kinema Ltd for Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Sally Dundas, Roman Kroitor, Fumio Sumi
  • Director:  Roman Kroitor, Nelson Max
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Roman Kroitor, Nelson Max, Colin Low
  • Cinematography: Andrew Kitzanuk
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score: 
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Computer graphics by Fujitsu Limited. 3D design consultant: Colin Low. Story consultant: Jumpei Yoshiwara. Technical Director: Doug Lerner. Stereographer/camera operator: Noel Archambault.
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Film Facts

Filmed in IMAX Solido.