it isn't an IMAX film, which is why I called it an IMAX style film. Cameron invented his own photographic system. the theatrical version of Ghosts is going to be 45 minutes long. there will also be a 90 minute vhs and dvd version available, which apparently will go more into the "how the movie was made" story.
there is an interview posted under the Titanic Movies thread right here on ET in which Cameron goes into all of this in pretty good detail. the title of that thread is: "Cameron's Interview, re: Ghosts of the Abyss".
I agree, Titanic in a New Light was a terrific book. not only wonderful photography, but a very interesting story on the challenges of filming two & a half miles under water. my only complaint with the book was that it was too short, a mere 96 pages.
Break out the 3-D glasses, because there will be two versions of the "Ghosts" book available...one for adults and one for children. The children's version will feature 3-D images, both archival images and modern ROV stills that have been enhanced for 3-D viewing. I just saw two examples (both archival...one Engine Room, one Reception Room) today and the effect is mind-staggering.
Trust me my friend I am not trailing you purposely...
Why not aceess your AUGUST 1998 National Geographic periodical of which is noted on the cover...Glasses inside - Mars and Titanic in 3-D.
I would be happy to send you a pair. I have several still atttached to their August '98 NG orgin. And, still have your return address on a manilla envelope you so kindly mailed to me in regards to the Forensic Panel investigation into the loss of the S.S. Titanic.
I've got the National Geographic, and many 3-D glasses around the house (from 3-D comic books) - all worthless to me.
As I said, I do not have stereoscopic vision - my eyes do not track together, and never have. If you actually meet me one of these days, you'll see that I am 'wall-eyed' - each eye facing a different wall. The opposite of cross-eyed. I have no depth perception, though I compensate for it fairly well.
For me, a 3-D image means put the glasses on, and close one eye to see anything. Kind of a waste, IMO.
Oh well, my problem. If it works for others, great.