Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre and Jean-Michel Cousteau invite audiences to dive into a spectacular underwater experience in “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D,” narrated by oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, premiering this Friday, February 27, 2015. The film joins the recently released Humpback Whales currently showing inside The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre.
Filmed over 3 years in vibrant marine environments from the Bahamas to Fiji, the first IMAX® 3D theater film directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a compelling, breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.“Secret Ocean 3D” engages audiences of all ages to experience the ocean as never before. With breathtaking underwater sequences, viewers are introduced to over 30 species — some no bigger than one inch — and will discover behaviors captured for the very first time thanks to the development of new filming technologies in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control.
“Since the 1940s, the Cousteau family has been deeply connected to the water. Several generations have grown up with our Calypso adventures, which revealed to the public what was a totally unknown world at that time,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau. “Thanks to the new technology developed specifically for us, I immediately understood that this was a revolution in underwater filming that would allow us to capture a whole new range of behaviors I had never before witnessed in my 69 years of diving. ‘Secret Ocean 3D’ takes us one step further in the discovery of the ocean in a way my father, Jacques Cousteau, could have only imagined.”
“From the time of my very first dive, I’ve had the frustration of knowing that there was always more beyond what I could see, but technology is key to being able to see the ocean with new eyes,” said narrator Dr. Sylvia Earle. “Thanks to the stunning IMAX® 3D format, ‘Secret Ocean 3D’ allows us a deeper understanding of all life in the sea, the heart of our planet, and encourages us to take care of not only the large creatures, such as whales and dolphins, but also the tiny creatures that make the rest of life possible. With knowing comes caring, but first we need to know.”
Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau provides a brand new view of the underwater world that will leave audiences in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have seen for the first time, or re-discovered along the journey.
“Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” is produced by Ocean Futures Society & 3D Entertainment Films, and distributed worldwide by 3D Entertainment Distribution. It was written by Pamela Stacey, and Gavin McKinney served as director of photography. Dr. Richard Murphy was the chief scientific advisor. The original musical score was written and performed by Christophe Jacquelin.
About Ocean Futures Society
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society was founded to explore the oceans, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for their protection and to celebrate their vital importance to the survival of all life on the planet. Ambassadors of the Environment represents the Society’s commitment to prepare the next generation for the responsibilities they will inherit to manage the planet’s biosphere. For more information, visit the website at http://www.oceanfutures.org.
About 3D Entertainment Films & 3D Entertainment Distribution
3D Entertainment Films and 3D Entertainment Distribution respectively specialize in the production and distribution of innovative films for IMAX® theaters and digital 3D cinemas worldwide. Based in London (UK) and Los Angeles (CA), the Company is dedicated to immersing audiences of all ages in engaging, story-driven 3D experiences that inspire and educate. For more information about our company, please visit http://www.3DEfilms.com.
About The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Part of The Henry Ford – America’s Greatest History Attraction – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre opened in 1999 and is Michigan’s largest IMAX theatre having the capability to show both 2D and 3D IMAX films. The theatre features Michigan’s largest IMAX screen – over six stories tall & eight stories wide, highest seating capacity, and a 12,000-watt 6-channel digital surround sound system. IMAX films are projected via a 15,000-watt xenon arc lamp utilizing 15-perforation/70mm IMAX film stock (ten times larger than conventional 35mm film) which offers the best-possible image reproduction in motion picture projection. With crystal-clear images, 12,000 watts of digital surround sound, and a maximized field-of-view on its gigantic IMAX screen, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre provides Michigan’s most immersive and powerful movie experience – visitors will feel as if they are truly IN the movie they’re watching.
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Source: 3D Entertainment Distribution and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre