Creators and Distributors of the giant screen experience
Land, Sea, Air & Beyond.
Land, sea, air & Beyond…
By Land, Sea, Air and Beyond
Transporting audiences into some of the biggest stories ever, has meant putting crews and cameras into some extraordinary places—on land, in the sea, in the air, and beyond. Along the way, we have advanced cinema innovation and achieved some remarkable milestones.
We have dived aboard Russian subs to the Titanic and captured ground-breaking science unfolding in the abyss, we’ve flown with elite fighter pilots to capture a giant combat training exercise and a myriad other intriguing undertakings.
In each case, it’s been an honour and a delight to be able to bring these moments to audiences on the giant screen.
▼ Below: Unique moments from our work organized by theme—Land, Sea, Air and Beyond.
Across the Land
A Timeline: Shaping the Story of Big Cinema
Follow the evolution of filmmaker, company and industry with chronological highlights from our work, our collaborators and our impact across the years. Scroll through our world of giant screen cinema in the Timeline.
The invention of giant screen technology by the founders of IMAX Corporation and others created a unique medium characterized by:
- a shared audience experience in an institution committted to public learning;
- ultra-high definition visuals (the best quality visuals in the world)
- a surround-sound environment;
- immersion of the viewer through envelopment of peripheral vision;
- an evolving library of creative, fact-driven film experiences created by talented filmmakers.
While competing screens and information sources have proliferated dramatically over the decades since the emergence of giant screen cinema, the essential ingredients that make this medium a powerful experience and profound learning medium, remain. The true greatness of the giant screen experience is not that it is super resolution, or mega-scale, or fantastic image brightness and crispness, or its acoustic immersion. It is when it is all these things come together with with great stories, storytelling and film craft.
So what comes next? Where are we headed? Tomorrow’s screens will continue to get better. Giant screen technology will continue to evolve with refined dimensionality, digital enhancement, resolution, laser projection, brightness and contrast and overall dynamic range, and enhanced surround sound.
And as screens change, they will continue to offer a remarkable canvas for storytelling. Great stories, well told—that is where we’re headed.
We are creators and distributors of the giant screen experience. We capture and tell the biggest stories ever told, illuminate new worlds and propel our audiences on adventures that astound. Our experiences bring alive giant screens in leading museums and science centers around the world and generate unique learning opportunities for audiences of all ages.