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'Captain America: Civil War' Will Be First Film To Use New IMAX/Arri 2D Camera

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong Variety is reporting that Marvel's Captain America: Civil War will be the first film shot with IMAX's new 2D digital cameras.

Approximately 15-minutes of the movie will be shot using the camera. Co-director Joe Russo spoke about the use of the camera in the film which is expected to features scenes with incredible scale. “We like being on the cutting edge of technology and we like to enhance storytelling with technology in a way that pushes the narrative forward creatively,” said Russo. “When you’re working on a Marvel film there’s a sense of showmanship that goes along with the movies and no exhibitor exploits that better than IMAX.”

The new cameras came from the result of a co-development partnership between IMAX and Arri, who are German motion picture giant. IMAX currently has a 3D digital camera and a 2D film camera, but have decided to manufacture this new camera because they recognise more movies are now being shot digitally.

Many of today's films are shot in 2D, then converted to 3D in post-production, and apparently that is the plan the Russo's have for Captain America: Civil War. This new camera could well lead to IMAX being more open in regards to the use of their cameras. As we know, IMAX are very selective about allowing filmmakers to use their cameras, limiting their use to a few A-list names such as Zack Snyder (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

“The demand for our cameras has never been stronger,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “But we’ve had a supply/demand issue. In a very calculated way we held back the supply and that’s increased demand in a way that we haven’t been able to satisfy.”

IMAX will likely continue to be selective with what filmmakers are allowed to use their technology, but we expect them to possibly expand their reach with this new technology, and release a film quarterly every year.

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