Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I just got out of the staff preview for U23D in Imax. WOW This concert movie of U2's Vertigo tour, shot in South America , is "the first digital 3D, multi-camera, real time production-brought to life with over 100 hours of footage with the largest collection of 3D camera technology ever used on a single project." I have never seen 3D used to such great effect. The music was great (you know i loves me some U2), but the visuals were astounding. One moment you're watching an ordinary - albeit Imax-sized - concert video and then you realize Bono is singing about 3 feet away from your face. Once you adjust to the cool 3D, they start throwing in layer after layer of images. At one point, the words projected on the screen behind the band are suddenly in the air between you and the band. It is remarkable. The movie open tomorow in select cities. If you have a 3D Imax theater near you, go see this movie. If you don't, find one, drive there and go see this movie. You should go now; forget about work; just get up from your desk and GO.