Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX 3D will feature shifting aspect ratios
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn posted an enthusiastic statement on his Facebook just a few hours ago and it's nothing like the typical cryptic Facebook status you get from your friends. Gunn has revealed that IMAX 3D presentations of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will feature shifting aspect ratios in order to make a fuller experience.
Here is Gunn’s note:
Just got out of working on the Guardians cut for IMAX 3D and I’m unbelievably excited about it. Guardians of the Galaxy has been planned as a 3D film from its very inception. Yes, if you see the film in 2D, you’ll get a full experience. But the 3D experience promises a little something extra. Unlike many directors, I’ve been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it’s spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. 3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D.
As an EXTRA benefit for those who see the film in IMAX 3D, we will be changing aspect ratios throughout the film in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing. I’ve personally chosen all the places where the changes occur and, again, I love how it’s coming along. The changing aspect ratios in this case are actually a part of the storytelling. Just wanted to share some of this stuff with you guys since I haven’t had a chance to talk about the 3D much. Hope you’re all having a great day. Hi!
Hi James! So, this is actually good news as I see it. We have seen on rare occurrences with IMAX a films aspect ratio change from scene to scene. This is due to the change from digital/35mm to native IMAX footage. You may have noticed this in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES or X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, which was for a more artistic purpose. So far everything we have seen from this movie looks fantastic; as someone who doesn't like 3D and wishes it would go away, I'm finding myself curious with this one.
It's great to see his enthusiasm show when he’s playing around with his vision; I’m sure that excitement and fun will show on screen when GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens on August 1st 2014.
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