Following its launch earlier this month, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky is using the Big Sky camera system to shoot a new film that will premiere at the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas in October.
Aronofsky is utilising the Big Sky camera system to capture content for Postcards from Earth, an immersive production, which will fully maximise Sphere’s technologies – including the world’s highest resolution LED screen, most advanced concert audio system, and atmospheric elements such as wind and scent – to transport audiences to places both real and imagined.
“Every day we’ve taken out the camera we’ve gotten better at getting the best possible shots,” said Aronofsky.
“It’s a learning process because the technology is new. And it’s the same with post. Delivering a half-petabyte movie – that’s 500,000 gigabytes – that utilises more than 160,000 speakers is mind boggling. But honestly, every film is always a learning experience. You are always in a process discovering the language of the film and unearthing the story using the tools you’ve got at hand. Here it’s about how to make the beauty and fragility of our planet feel as potent as possible. The tools might be a little different on this film, but the task is the same.”
“Postcard actually has narrative elements as well documentary ones. We designed it to be as effective as possible to communicate the message we wanted to deliver in an emotional way, so it’s less about genre than about the audience experience,” he added.