Marvel of the 3-D ocean
The 3-D IMAX film `Into the Deep,' is a fascinating tour of the mysterious and exotic ocean bed
THE MARVELS of technology have enabled us to revel in the beauty of nature's creations. Often it is said the world of science alienates the realm of emotional experiences but with IMAX 3-D movies every viewer is drawn closer to experiencing the wonders of nature. Into the Deep, the first IMAX 3-D Prasads Multiplex enthralled the audience.
Nature enthusiasts never had it better. Not only does the movie go right down to the ocean bed, but also does so in a manner where the visuals are delightfully real. One often feels the unusual, rarely seen marine life floating past and can be reached out and touched.
With Into the Deep, Prasads becomes the first commercially operated IMAX theatre in India to offer the world's most immersive 3-D experience. With this technology, visuals virtually jump of the screen and seem to float around the specially designed theatre. It gives the viewer the ability to have full cinematic immersion and each viewer feels as though he is inside the screen. When viewing the depths of the ocean, the experience only gets better. The film takes the IMAX 3-D camera into the water for the first time and captures awe-inspiring marine life. Says Larry O'Reilly, IMAX's senior Vice President, Theatre Development and Film Distribution, "The 3D effect is participatory and personal. It has invading power and comes into absorb the viewers' personal space."
Through the magical prism of 3-D, the mysterious seabed comes alive. The movie directed by Emmy award winner Howard Hall, is set in the underwater Kelp Forests, off the shore of California. The movie captures the cycle of life in all its magnificence.The soothing blue of the ocean is a constant companion as one often feels that one is moving with the vast waters to finally touch the ocean bed. Schools of fish silently swim past while the arms of octopuses reach out to encompass you.
The strange life cycle of the radiant squids, the incandescent brilliance of the sunfish, the darkness of the intriguing algae, all only add to the visual delight. Into the Deep doesn't only delight with the teeming life on the ocean beds, but goes on to show the essence of what surrounds all life.
The sea-urchins that feed on the kelpin turn become the food of the sun-fish and the cycle of life continues as it has since time immemorial. This summer, if it gets too hot, remember you could plunge the cool depths of the ocean at Prasads.
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