By IMAX on November 20, 2014
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the first major motion picture to be captured and released in high frame rate (HFR) 3D, and the tradition continued with the second installment in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will follow suit when it is released on December 17, 2014. In addition to IMAX® 3D presentations, the film will be shown in HFR at select IMAX® theatres. Continue reading to learn more about HFR technology and to find a theatre near you.
What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates refer to the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. The current standard in cinemas worldwide is 24 frames per second (fps). HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate, which more closely approximates what the human eye actually sees. The higher 48fps rate provides enhanced clarity and reduces motion blur during action sequences, artifacts, judder and strobing.
By IMAX on November 14, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.
By IMAX on November 12, 2014
In Journey Through Space, an exclusive IMAX featurette, "Interstellar" director Christopher Nolan speaks with documentary filmmaker Toni Myers, who has worked on IMAX documentaries that include Hubble 3D, Space Station and The Dream is Alive. The epic space film Interstellar is wowing moviegoers with its stunning visuals on the IMAX screen and we've got an amazing glimpse at how filmmaker Christopher Nolan was inspired by the real-life pioneers of IMAX filmmaking in space.
By IMAX on November 4, 2014
For the Love of Film goes behind-the-scenes on a year-long initiative to see the lengths one team was willing to go to bring a vision to life.
By IMAX on November 3, 2014
This Friday, November 7, be the first to see Interstellar in IMAX® theatres to receive a limited edition Interstellar collector print designed by Gallery 1988 artist Kevin Dart. This print will be available at IMAX® theatres while supplies last. Check with your local IMAX theatre for availability, showtimes and giveaway schedule. Get your Interstellar tickets today!
Stay tuned for more collector print announcements later this month but first, check out this cool, limited-edition print below: