Watch: Hans Zimmer & Sound Mixers Talk 'The Art of IMAX Sound'
Releasing the biggest blockbusters on an IMAX screen has become standard, though few directors are utilizing IMAX cameras to shoot film specifically for the large format. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Dark Knight Rises (as well as The Dark Knight) and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol are the most prominent examples where directors have used the giant film stock to deliver enormous and gorgeous imagery in their projects. However, with IMAX, the biggest big screen isn't the only high quality element of the cinematic experience. IMAX also delivers a spectacular sound mix and a new featurette explains more.
Here's IMAX's new featurette on The Art of IMAX Sound (via SlashFilm):
The video description explains: "The IMAX sound team takes you behind the scenes to explore what makes great sound and learn how IMAX creates the most visceral sound experience. Composer Hans Zimmer and sound mixers from Technicolor also discuss why they love working in IMAX." Anyone who has seen a movie in IMAX can vouch for the sound system that engulfs the audience and puts them right in the middle of the action. It's only appropriate for a screen that takes up nearly the entire field of vision for anyone in there.