In the second IMAX Behind The Frame featurette for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo and Producer Kevin Feige reveal how they made Hollywood history and shot the entire film with IMAX cameras – the first time this has ever been done – to provide fans with the experience they have been waiting for in the most immersive and unforgettable way possible.
“One of the early decisions we made on Infinity War, we knew we wanted to go big. The storyline of Infinity War is big, the cast roster and character roster are big. The visual effects, the worlds we visit are big. The movie had to seem big. And Joe and Ant said let’s shoot in IMAX. And the question up to that point was okay well which sequences. I said no, the entire movie should be shot in IMAX.” – Kevin Feige, Producer and President of Marvel Studios
Marvel and IMAX will make cinematic history with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, which marks the first Hollywood film entirely shot using IMAX cameras. Exclusively in IMAX® cinemas, the film will be presented in its entirety in an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio – showing audiences up to 26% more of the image than standard cinemas – providing IMAX fans with even greater scope and immersion.
“The level of ambition in these films is pretty high and we needed equipment to help us fulfill that ambition.” – Director Joe Russo
The Russo Brothers utilized the ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera to film AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. It is a next-generation revolutionary 2D digital camera developed through a partnership between ARRI and IMAX for use by today’s leading filmmakers working in the IMAX® format. The camera, when combined with IMAX’s digital re-mastering process, delivers the highest level of digital image capture and playback resulting in stunning lifelike images with pristine clarity, incredibly fine detail, vivid colors and a higher dynamic range for superior contrast. This camera is no stranger to the world of superheroes as it was first used by the Russo Brothers to shoot the airport battle sequence of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR hits IMAX cinemas on April 26th.