Tapping Into Your Creativity Essay Research Paper

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Tapping Into Your Creativity Essay, Research Paper TAPPING INTO YOUR CREATIVITY Sharon Magnuson Strategies for Success Jille Neiman June 19,2000 For the ?Tapping into Your Creativity? assignment I chose to go to the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. At the museum I saw the Omni Theatre presentation of Dolphins. The Omnitheatre presentation of Dolphins was probably one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. It was not only incredible due to the content of the movie. It was also incredible because of the way that it was presented. When I first went into the theatre I commented to the woman sitting next to me that we probably were not in the greatest seats due to the fact the screen was way above us. I thought I would be craning my neck the whole show. Then it

happened. The screen actually began to move. It was rotating down like the face guard of an astronaut?s helmet and encircling us. The whole process took five minutes only lending to the feel that you were experiencing something out of science fiction even more. The story of the screen is an experience in it self and led me to find out more about these theatres: The movie Dolphins I saw is produced and exhibited on the world’s most advanced film format. Imax Corporation and Iwerks Entertainment manufacture 15 perforation/70mm (15/70) film projection systems currently installed at approximately 200 giant screen theatres internationally. IMAX? motion picture systems, invented and developed by Imax Corporation, display images of unsurpassed size, clarity and impact. The images are

enhanced by a superb specially-designed six-channel, multi-speaker sound system and projected onto giant rectangular screens, up to eight stories high and, in the case of IMAX Dome? theatres, onto domes as large as 27metres (88′- 5″) in diameter. The 15/70 image is 10 times larger than a conventional 35mm frame and three times bigger than a standard 70mm frame. The sheer size of a 15/70 film frame, combined with the unique IMAX? or iWERKS?projection technology, is the key to the extraordinary sharpness and clarity of Dolphins and other MacGillivray Freeman films. Sound is critical to the IMAX Experience?. The IMAX six-channel, high fidelity motion picture sound system, with sub-bass, is manufactured by Sonics Associates Inc., a world leader in sound system design. The Sonics

Proportional Point Source Loudspeaker system, specifically designed for IMAX theatres, eliminates variations in volume and sound quality over the theatre seating area. This allows all members of the audience to experience superb sound quality regardless of where they may be seated. IMAX projectors are the most advanced, highest precision and most powerful projectors ever built. The key to their superior performance and reliability is the unique “Rolling Loop” film movement. The Rolling Loop advances the film horizontally in a smooth, wave-like motion. During projection, each frame is positioned on fixed registration pins and the film is held firmly against the rear element of the lens by a vacuum. As a result, the picture and focus steadiness are far above normal projection

standards and provide outstanding image clarity. The IMAX system has its roots in EXPO ?67 in Montreal, Canada where multi-screen films were the hit of the fair. A small group of Canadian filmmakers/ entrepreneurs (Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr), who had made some of those popular films, decided to design a new system using a single, powerful projector, rather than the cumbersome multiple projectors used at that time. The result: the IMAX motion picture projection system, which would revolutionize giant-screen cinema. IMAX technology premiered at the Fuji Pavilion, EXPO ?70 in Osaka, Japan. The first permanent IMAX projection system was installed at Ontario Place’s Cinesphere in Toronto in 1971. OMNIMAX? debuted at the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theatre in San Diego