Saturday night at the movies promises a stunning technical masterclass at this year's IBC Big Screen Experience, as the much-loved characters from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book will be brought to life in HDR through Jon Favreau's new cinematic adaptation.
Each year the IBC technical team takes the RAI Auditorium and converts it into The IBC Big Screen Experience. With the help of industry leaders including Christie, Dolby, QSC and Harkness Screens, for five days it is the absolute state of the art in cinema technology. This year for the first time, the IBC Big Screen will feature both Dolby Vision HDR projection and Christie HFR projection.
The IBC Big Screen Experience is home to conference sessions – including Ang Lee’s keynote address on Monday 12 September – to demonstrations, and to the IBC Awards Ceremony on Sunday night.
It also serves up the chance to showcase a couple of the year’s leading movies. These special screenings give IBC visitors a chance to experience both the best in cinema projection and sound, while watching the latest in creativity, production techniques and post production technology.
The Jungle Book comes to IBC thanks to the support of the Walt Disney Company, and is hailed as being true to Kipling’s original 1894 collection of stories. Movie goers can expect a technical tour de force from Favreau, and the film will have the added visual luxury of being shown in HDR.
Despite being set entirely in the Indian jungle, the live action – featuring Neel Sethi as Mowgli – was shot on a stage in downtown Los Angeles. Everything else, including the cast of animals like Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, is created in computer graphics.
The Jungle Book is a free screening for all IBC visitors. It starts at 18.30 on Saturday night, but demand for seats is sure to be huge. Doors open at 18.15.
Registration for IBC2016 is now open at IBC.org/register