This past week iHorror was graciously given the opportunity to step out of the horror realm and enter a world of science and discovery at the red carpet Los Angeles premiere of Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, narrated by Brad Pitt. Directed by Terrance Malick, the film focuses on the origins of the universe covering the birth of stars and galaxies, the beginning of life on our planet and the evolution of a variety of species. Simply put, it is our story, the story of our universe.
The red carpet event was mind blowing with the hustle and bustle of camera operators and photographers; excitement filled the air as the production team hit the red carpet along with celebrity guests. Everyone was cheerful and eager to speak about their experiences and their place with the film. I was enjoying myself, however yearning to watch this film, I couldn’t help whisking out my smartphone every so often checking the time, counting down the minutes until I could witness this ultimate journey through time.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience offers a one-of-a-kind peek at life, teleporting audiences through a personal journey covering a collage of magnificent effects that recreate the creation of the universe, life on earth (including the Jurassic period), all leading up to present time. It overwhelming projects a clear sense of justification of human existence. The film was not boring by any means and spans the perfect length of an uninterrupted 45 minutes allowing audiences to glide through like a peaceful dream. The narration by Brad Pitt was compelling, nurturing, and full of optimism, similar to a father reading to his child before turning in for the evening. I sat in awe as I bared witness to images of destructive storms, formations of various rocks, and big city life, I felt as if I was flying over everything. The beauty of our universe was revealed in 45 minutes and will change the perspectives of many.
Audiences will either embrace this vision of our universe or reject it altogether; there is no in between. Director Terrance Malick proficiently captures the magnificence of life and the universe. The Voyage of Time will live on for generations to come and will serve as visual aide making minds ponder for not only the public but for students and educators all over the world.
Something wonderful has been created. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience will be available in IMAX theaters on October 7th, 2016. Take advantage of this golden opportunity. This film comes with the highest of recommends and congratulations to all involved.
During a Red Carpet Interview With IMAX, This is what Dan Glass, Visual Effects Supervisor had to say about the film and Director Terrance Malick:
Well, I think part of what Terry [Director] is trying to encourage is that people are with us on the experience and first and foremost, shown and hopefully appreciate and wonder what is there. To really be able to look at life and what is immediately around us and to think about what’s beyond and really how we ended up here in the first place. And from that raise the questions and curiosity to look into it, because it is fascinating. It has been an incredible blessing to be involved with this project and have the chance to talk to some of the scientists and understand more about their thoughts and theories on how we ended up where we are has been very exciting and fulfilling.
The process has always been very collaborative with Terry he is a highly collaborative filmmaker. We reached out at his guidance to many, many artists and contributors around the planet that had either done works that we were interested in already or had a style or even a sensitivity to some of the subjects that we were handling. And we would either commission or license and involve them in our process as best we could. So it really became this collection of myriad ideas and contributions rather like the story of life itself. It is full of many examples and a variety of things.
We always set out to make it an IMAX Experience. I think for a combination of reasons: One, it makes it very experiential, you’re not aware of the sides of the frame, so you feel in the journey and on the journey which was really always the intent. Obviously, the scale that you can work at is both a challenge in terms of the needs and demands of the image but, also exciting you can put in incredible detail in the frame that you really can’t or have the opportunity with the smaller formats.
The Red Carpet Premiere Photo Gallery
Trailer For Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience®.
Voyage Of Time Links
Enjoy The Breath Taking Photo Gallery Below
Courtesy of IMAX® film Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience®.
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Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and Eleven-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112