ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- For the first time on an IMAX space production, filmmakers chose to use digital cameras to capture the imagery of Earth from space. 'A Beautiful Planet' is a portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Filmmakers spent roughly 3 years selecting just the right camera to use on the project.
The film was directed by Toni Myers, who spoke with Randi live from New York via satellite this morning. Myers was joined by Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut with NASA. Myers not only directed, but produced, wrote for and edited 'A Beautiful Planet'. Previously, Myers has worked on IMAX documentaries like Blue Planet, Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D.
Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features footage of Earth and the effects humanity has had on it over time. The footage was captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The film is narrated by Actress Jennifer Lawrence and from IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers.