The Incredible Process of How a 70mm IMAX Film is Played
70mm IMAX reels are MASSIVE. They’re the diameter of a Mack truck wheel and can weigh just as much—400 pounds.
In this video by High Orbit Media, John Ruddock walks viewers through the surprisingly labor-intensive process of what it takes to show a 70mm IMAX film. And while Metaflix isn’t a fusspot when it comes to the film versus digital debate, we will definitely always love the clacking sound of the projector, the cigarette burn cue marks, and the subtle imperfections of dust and scratches on good ol’ fashioned film!