IMAX FUN FACTS

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  1. IMAX® film is the largest commercial film format ever invented.
  2. The IMAX® camera weighs up to 100 pounds.
  3. Average IMAX® screen is 4500 times bigger than an average TV screen.
  4. IMAX film is strong enough to pull a truck.
  5. Film frame used by IMAX® projection system is 10 times the size of a conventional 35mm frame.
  6. IMAX® screens are designed to encompass your peripheral vision.
    These screens are painted silver to maximize the amount of light reflected back to the audience.
  7. IMAX® uncompressed digital, wrap-around sound is a patented Proportional Point Source (TM) Loudspeaker system that delivers exacting volume and quality at every seat.

TEACHER'S GUIDES

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The Last Reef

The Last Reef 3D


The Last Reef Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world. Yet there are many kinds of reef, each of them a living city beneath the sea, where plants and animals congregate in mutual benefit. They have a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undoubtedly connected. 
           
Each of them is a hotspot of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rainforests. Just as the Amazon has its secrets, so too do the reefs. Reefs have been molding and shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. Yet in our lifetime, they have come under threat: human activity is altering the chemistry of the oceans. As the sea becomes more acidic, coral, shell and bone begin to crumble. 

Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean's complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined.

The Last Reef official web site.



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