A behind-the-scenes look at the brand-new Wortham Giant Screen TheatreWhen the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre opened at #HMNS in September 1989 it wowed the masses with its stunning IMAX screen and epic sound, changing the very trajectory of the museum in the process.
Some 30 years later we're finishing up special renovations that will astound countless patrons to come. Check out this special look at its history and some of its new bells and whistles. Reopening day is Nov. 8.
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The Incredible Process of How a GIANT 70mm IMAX Film is PlayedNote that this video was created in 2016 and this theater has since transitioned to laser. This short film takes you deep inside an IMAX projection booth revealing the meticulous process of threading a 70mm film print through a Mini Cooper sized film projector. The resolution of 70mm film is still far greater than what 4K digital projectors can produce. IMAX has been around since the 70's and still boasts a higher quality image than today's digital. So if you're wondering why IMAX costs a little bit more, think of the projectionists! W're not just putting in a Blu Ray and pressing play...
Some of these shots were taken a year apart. I began shooting with the GoPro in December of 2014 and started to cut this together. After a couple of months I couldn't really figure out how I wanted this to flow so I put it on the shelf for a while. Towards the end of summer 2015 I picked up the Nikon D5500 and began shooting more with that. Between that and the Hero 4 I was able to get a lot of interesting shots and by early 2016 I had the final cut. Quite a long process but after working in IMAX for 9+ years I really felt like most people seeing a 70mm film were completely unaware of how this system works or what IMAX is. IMAX is an aging technology but is still superior in many ways. Please share this to spread the word and maybe we can keep IMAX alive for a few more decades.
Shot on location at the IMAX Dome Theater in San Jose, CA.
Filmed with Nikon D5500 and GoPro Hero 4 Black.
Created by John Ruddock.
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