At the Expo ’70 World Fair held in Osaka, Japan, The IMAX technology was unveiled. This technology was created to give the audience a more realistic feeling of being there in the film. The per verbal fly on the wall experience.
Movies were filmed on 10x larger film than the standard 35mil which was standard at the time and projected on a curved screen using special equipment. The IMAX experience was the brainchild of three Canadian inventors, Robert Kerr, Roman Kroitor and Graeme Ferguson, all founders of the IMAX Corporation. They developed the technology between 1967 and 1970.
Inventors of IMAX Technology
Expo ’70 World Fair held in Osaka, Japan
For More Information:
- IMAX – Wikipedia
IMAX (an acronym for Image maximum) is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards developed in Canada by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw.
- 70 mm film – Wikipedia
70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a wide high-resolution film gauge for still and motion picture photography, with higher resolution than the standard 35 mm motion picture film format.
- Expo ’70 – Wikipedia
Expo ’70 (日本万国博覧会 Nihon Bankoku Hakuran-kai?) was a world’s fair held in Suita, Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970. The theme of the Expo was “Progress and Harmony for Mankind.” In Japanese, Expo ’70 is often referred to as Osaka Banpaku (大阪万博 Ōsaka Banpaku?).
- ExpoMuseum / Expo ’70, Osaka, Japan
Asia’s first world’s fair was held in Osaka, Japan. It reflected Japan’s resurgent culture after World War II.
- In Memoriam: Robert Kerr – Giant Screen Cinema Association
May 5, 2010– A memorial gathering for IMAX Co-founder Robert Kerr will take place at the Field House (at the Berkeley Church), 311 Queen Street East, Toronto, on Sunday May 16th from 2pm to 5pm.
- Roman Kroitor – Wikipedia
Roman Kroitor (December 12, 1926 – September 17, 2012) was a Canadian filmmaker who was known as an early practitioner of Cinéma vérité, as co-founder of IMAX, and as creator of the Sandde hand-drawn stereoscopic animation system.
- Graeme Ferguson – Wikipedia
Ivan Graeme Ferguson, CM (born 7 October 1929 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian filmmaker and inventor who co-invented IMAX.