IMAX Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure
Fathom President leads the IMAX film teams for the movie Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.
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"Filming in the remote Antarctic Ocean is a challenging pursuit in itself but filming both documentary and giant-screen format films meant spending extra time in some very exposed locations. Elephant Island, for example, is considered to be one of the more inhospitable places in Antarctica due to the glaciers and ocean swell from the nearby Drake’s Passage. The mandates put forth by director George Butler and producer NOVA/WGBH were ambitious considering this exposure. In addition to the tough location shoots, we also followed Shackleton’s route to a number of remote, uncharted areas including parts of Erebus and Terror Gulf and several sites near King Haakon Bay, South Georgia. Our team was able to accomplish the majority of the expedition and filming goals largely because of the exceptional experience and teamwork of the people involved. Everybody worked together to ensure a smooth flow of operations and a 100% commitment to personal safety. In the end, we were able to capture the breath-taking images that can be seen in the films."
Along with the giant-screen film is an award-winning, feature-length theatrical documentary produced by White Mountain Films and a NOVA television production.
Times, dates and locations for the giant-screen film can be seen at main.wgbh.org/imax/shackleton/index.html