“I had been warned that the cameras are bigger, bulkier, and more awkward to hand hold – but we figured out ways to do exactly what we wanted. After you’ve spent days sweating, getting bitten by mosquitoes, lugging heavy equipment through the jungle and waiting for the long turnaround time of the cameras, when you see the dailies and see how unbelievably stunning it is… that is pretty satisfying.”
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence with the IMAX® Camera. Photo Credit: Murray Close
It’s no surprise that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is drawing fans from everywhere to IMAX® theatres to see Katniss, for a second time, battle in the Quarter Quell – this time the stakes are much higher. But capturing the adventure inside the arena was no easy feat. Select sequences in the arena were captured with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras which Lawrence admits that the notoriously cumbersome cameras added extra challenges to the film – but he says it was all worth it.
Take a look at just how Lawrence brings the arena to life with the use of IMAX® Cameras:
Francis Lawrence was absolutely thrilled with what the IMAX® cameras were able to capture – especially when Katniss first arrives inside the unexpected arena.
“The IMAX® photography makes for the most incredible moment as we see through Katniss’ eyes this gorgeous, threatening new world for the first time. We are all awestruck along with her,” Lawrence said.
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