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#1 Alex Lindblom

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:24 AM

The Dark Knight, 4 scenes in IMAX, this certainly sounds intresting, check out the Link.
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#2 Max Jacoby

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 12:28 AM

That's weird that he wants to keep the IMAX shot scenes in that aspect ratio instead of scope. That is quite a big change and I wonder how they will transfer these scenes to 35mm? Crop them?

To be honest I'm not a big fan of IMAX for ficiton films, the screen is so big that you don't have really compositions anymore, you just point the camera at what's happening. Also it's harder to play with off-screen, sicne the screen is so big and all-encompassing.

Why doesn't he shoot 5 perf 65mm instead? The quality will still blow any 35mm material out of the water and it has nearly the same aspect ratio as anamorphic. They did shoot some CGI scenes on the 765 for 'The Prestige'.
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#3 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:12 AM

it looks strage to me to partly film in imax
there is a terrible lack of film to screen in imax (non documentary)
that's why they developed the DMR projector, a smaller projector to match a blow up of 35 feature films.
don't forget imax is before all a projector manufacturer.

i don't totaly agree to say you can't use a cinematography grammar with 15/70, it's what everybidy thought befor "wing of courage" je jean jacques anaud movie featuring val kimler, it was shot like a regular film with close ups .... and it works good (and it was 3D 15/70)

the pb with those uge screen is the rythme of the editing, it takes a while to see whats in the frame so to many cuts are anoying.

i'll film a doco in 15/70 next week, it's a wile i didn't do any i'll let you know about it.
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#4 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:18 AM

http://www.imdb.com/...ath_key=0468569

What camera is that?
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#5 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:52 AM

that's the msm 15/70 imax camera designe by martin mueller
it's the last kind of imax cams used today with it's new set of lens withe a dove tail mount.
it roll a 1000ft or a 500ft mag horizontaly on a 15 perf gate it's 65mm hight film : IMAX = image maximum
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#6 Jason Maeda

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:36 PM

Nolan is a great director. I'm so happy to have him continue doing these blockbusters so he can keep making films like "memento" and "the prestige", both of which had fantastic cinemtatography to support their great scripts.

jk :ph34r:
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