When we normally see IMAX movies, it’s very common to see the film change aspect ratios from each scene. This happens because a shift between footage shot on digital or 35 mm and native IMAX footage.
We’ve seen this occur in past films like The Dark Knight Rises and Misson: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
According to Slashfilm, Guardians of the Galaxy will also have some shifting as well.
The director of the film, who is James Gunn has revealed that IMAX 3D versions of the movie will shift aspect ratios, “in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing.”
He posted a note on Facebook and said:
“Just got out of working on the Guardians cut for IMAX 3D and I’m unbelievably excited about it. Guardians of the Galaxy has been planned as a 3D film from its very inception. Yes, if you see the film in 2D, you’ll get a full experience. But the 3D experience promises a little something extra. Unlike many directors, I’ve been actively involved with converting every shot to 3D, making sure it works perfectly for the story and the film, making sure it’s spectacular and immersive without being silly, distracting, or overly showy. 3D conversion was once far inferior to shooting in 3D, but over the past couple years new technology has allowed us incredible control over the 3D effects, making it equal to or in some cases greater than shooting in 3D.”
“Just wanted to share some of this stuff with you guys since I haven’t had a chance to talk about the 3D much. Hope you’re all having a great day. Hi!”
This is great to see a director that wants to be involved in the 3D process, and making sure it works almost perfectly with the film, while not taking anything away from the overall experience.
Guardians of the Galaxy should be an awesome film, when it releases in theaters on August 1.