What's better than seeing Star Wars on the big screen? Seeing Star Wars on the biggest screen! The Force Awakens will be shown in IMAX theaters everywhere this December alongside standard theaters which will surely make for an amazing experience. We of course learned that at least one scene in the film will be shot with IMAX Cameras, and we saw evidence of this in the behind the scenes reel that was recently released at San Diego Comic Con.
Our friends at Making Star Wars have shared some interesting details about how The Force Awakens will be presented at IMAX theaters. Here's what they had to say:
"I was invited by my local IMAX theatre to help install “The Force Awakens” in the IMAX projector a week upon release and I was given the complete specs of the presentation. Here are the details for what one can expect from the “true’ IMAX experience of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
The theaters that house a “true” eight story tall IMAX screen will present the film in actual 70MM film reel; presenting the 70MM shot scenes in its full screen glory.
There will be two 70MM prints running through the IMAX projector to have the film play in IMAX 3D; rest assured it’s not the gimmick post converted 3D. It’s what IMAX was founded on, showcasing the best and most immersive 3D ever.
The 70MM IMAX presentation will not play at the “gimmick” shrunk IMAX theaters. Those will showcase the standard Digital IMAX converted format.
Look below for the comparisons between standard widescreen shot to a 70MM IMAX frame."
Source: Making Star Wars
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