Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

George Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Fair address: Saskatoon Regional Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fair

Project: The Future of the Film Industry: IMAX

Watching something in IMAX isn't just about the format it is about the laughs, cries it is about the entire experience, being cautious of your surroundings and how every movie theater is different. My project is about how a vision of a seamless movie going experience that transferred you not only in the movie theater but into the movie itself. As well as the story that goes along with the multi-billion worldwide corporation. How little things can add up into something amazing. How the film industry has evolved over time and why film is important and why IMAX is the superior movie going experience, and finally about the earth shattering sound that rumbles through your body, the screen that is crystal clear 12k resolution screen, smooth leather stadium seating and the all around absolutely amazing vibe in the theater. After watching my video I hope you can appreciate how cool and limited IMAX is and persuade you to go see something in IMAX. I filmed and edited my video and at the end I realized that there was a watermark so please excuse the watermark and look at the real video.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I have learned during my educational research period is that movies nowadays are getting digital due to the digital age and its cheaper, lighter and easier to use but digital projectors aren't as good and high enough quality compared to their film counterpart. For example is that IMAX 15/70 film can be projected onto a screen and have 12 thousand lines of horizontal resolution and its digital counterpart the digital version can only project up to 2 thousand lines of horizontal resolution if superimposed onto each other and IMAX with laser though better than digital with 4 thousand lines of horizontal resolution the 15/70 film projection system still blows every other movie system out of the park.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

You need work hard to to succeed and putting in your best effort and not holding back anytime. Doing something that you think is good can always be better and you have to see that otherwise you will never improve. Always do what you love and if you don't like what you are doing you should try something else. Lastly that nothing comes free in life, everything likes to be balanced like heat and pressure or even common currency. Everything come at a cost and IMAX is a cost you decide our re going to take to get the best or not.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I studied filmmakers in the late 1960s and early 70s so it is not as far apart from current times like other projects. Thou it is around a semi-centennial apart they did not have digital projectors they created technology that is still today one of the highest quality film experiences to date they had a very hard time getting the IMAX worldwide cause of telephones not being as advanced as today and also their being no internet so they had to do all their research on book, and back then the only place you could watch this high quality pictures would have only been on an IMAX screen as well they didn't have much competition like now we have systems like Dolby Cinema, 4DX, UltraAVX, and DBOX, and in the late 60s there were no theaters in every city so anyone that was lucky enough to see a documentary in IMAX would have saved that memory for a lifetime.

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.