Lassonde Professor Part of IMAX 50th Anniversary Research Project

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Most cinemagoers who have marveled at the grandiose screen size and quality or had their skin tingle from the perfectly pitched and crystal-clear audio at an IMAX theatre aren’t aware that this ground-breaking cinematography experience is actually part of Canadian history. With the first permanent IMAX projection system installed in Toronto’s iconic Ontario Place, the IMAX is in fact a Canadian invention. 

Now after having over 1,500 IMAX screens running in more than 80 countries, York university is leading a creative research and exhibition-based film project showcasing the history of the Canadian theatre company. 

Lassonde Professor and virtual reality 3D-vision expert, Rob Allison, is supervising Cinema and Media Studies PhD Candidate, Jessica Mulvogue’s research behind XL: Outer Worlds, the original five-film project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian invention, IMAX.

Read the full story in the York University Magazine.

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