Partnering with some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers is a major part of IMAX’s mission. Our various technologies and services extend beyond our cameras and our proprietary DMR process and can be scaled to suit a variety of needs. Leading directors are increasingly asking IMAX to join the moviemaking process from the very start. For a growing number of Hollywood movies, IMAX is part of the film’s DNA. That means, oftentimes, an IMAX movie is conceived as an IMAX movie – with the filmmaker working with IMAX to decide which parts should be shot with an IMAX camera, what kinds of techniques make the most of the IMAX screen, sound and theatre, and how the drama should unfold to take advantage of IMAX’s larger format, richer color, sheer scale and impact.
IMAX’s in-house team has been producing award-winning movies that entertain and educate people of all ages for decades. Instrumental in the production of our live-action movies are our IMAX and IMAX® 3D cameras, which have been to the bottom of the ocean, to the top of Everest and even into outer space. Recently some of Hollywood’s finest directors have used the cameras to shoot select action scenes in Blockbusters like ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’
2d to 3d conversion
IMAX's 3D conversion technology enables live-action movies that were originally shot in 2D to be converted into stunning IMAX 3D. The technology has been successfully applied to IMAX Hollywood features, such as ‘Superman Returns’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ as well as original IMAX 3D documentary-style films.
IMAX Corporation subsidiary IMAX Post/DKP Inc. is an award-winning post-production image and quality control facility. Its commitment to excellence and its post-production expertise mean that 80 percent of all large-format films, whether produced by IMAX or by third-party producers, use IMAX Post/DKP Inc. for post-production and quality control.
IMAX has an extensive range of cameras and accessories for specialty large-format film production. Standard, high-speed, ultra-high-speed and animation cameras are available. A film recorder for computer graphics and other specialty cameras have been designed for unique environments (e.g. photography in space).