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November 2, 2016—Technicolor's Storyteller Series focuses on filmmakers, their careers, and their unique approaches to storytelling. The latest interview in the series features filmmaker Toni Meyers and the challenges of directing A Beautiful Planet. Watch the full Technicolor interview with Toni Myers here.
June 28, 2016—American Cinematographer interviewed James Neihouse, ASC, on how he trained astronauts to shoot footage from space for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. Click here to read the full article.
May 26, 2016—
Toni Myers is that rarity—a female Hollywood film director. But her medium is the IMAX blockbuster, and with her latest Jennifer Lawrence collaboration, A Beautiful Planet
, she hopes to inspire girls to become astronauts. Read the full inews.co.uk article about Toni Myers here.
April 29, 2016—To capture images of the planet for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, as well as the daily lives of the astronaut teams stationed at the ISS, crews rocketed into Earth’s orbit and joined the space station with a digital 4K Canon Cinema EOS C500 video camera and a Canon EOS-1D C DSLR, which they used to take still images and get video footage of specific points on the planet below. Using a semi-formal shot-list of specific earthly targets to capture, the astronauts kept in constant contact with Myers and cinematographer James Neihouse, who coordinated the shoot on the ground with three different ISS crews. Read the full article at Inverse.com.
April 14, 2016—The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18, from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
March 16, 2016—IMAX Corp. today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, "Big Picture," as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the "big picture," the understanding that the actions we take in our daily lives can significantly impact the future of the planet. Under the initiative, IMAX has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) specifically to address the host of environmental, societal and economic issues facing society as a whole.
February 22, 2016—A new IMAX 3D space movie promises to let you "experience Earth like never before." A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, features footage of our home world as captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station. The movie, which was made in cooperation with NASA, will debut in large-format theaters on April 29. Read the full article from CollectSpace.com here.
December 14, 2015—On December 7, IMAX® welcomed giant screen documentary film marketing veteran Alice Casbara to its team. Casbara will manage documentary film marketing campaigns beginning with IMAX and Disney’s A Beautiful Planet
as well as films from the $51 million original documentary film fund, which starts releasing new films in 2016.