Howard Hall Productions is working with Vision 3 Experiential, LLC to produce content for giant screen dome theaters. The footage included in this video was shot as a test to examine the compatibility of 5K digital capture with giant dome formats including IMAX dome and digital dome formats being developed by Vision 3 Experiential.
The underwater images were captured at San Clemente Island, CA in RED 5K using Epic digital cinema cameras in Gates Deep Epic housings and with Canon fish-eye lenses. The aerial footage was captured in the Borrego desert with the Epic camera mounted on an Airborne light sport aircraft. Music by Alan Williams
Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change. Through reform of the EU‘s Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries ministers and members of the European Parliament can end overfishing. But only if you pressure them.
This video was made during one of five expeditions to make the IMAX feature Under the Sea 3D. Ocean Technology Systems built the custom underwater communications devices we used which included microphones embedded in our rebreather mouthpieces. You will notice a fiberglass prod our safety divers were prepared to use to push sharks away should they get too close. The prod had a rubber tip and was harmless to the sharks. We never really needed to use it.
To say that the underwater IMAX 3D system is cumbersome is a laughable understatement. But I love working in this format precisely because it is so challenging.
Under the Sea 3D is a co-production of IMAX Corp and Warner Bros Pictures in association with Howard Hall Productions. It was released to IMAX theaters in February 2009
This video is my "best of" collection for the past year. Image capture was with the RED One camera using Nikon lenses. Locations include the Maldives, Alaska, California, Cocos Island Costa Rica, and Mexico. Music was composed by Shie Rozow.