Air Racers 3D shot in 4K3D for IMAX
3D Entertainment (USA) announce the completion of principal photography on its upcoming IMAX theatre film, "Air Racers 3D." Produced in association with L.A.-based Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope, the film is an in-depth exploration, as never before seen on the world's largest screens, of the fastest motor sport on Earth at the annual Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show. Release date is February 2012.
The picture above shows 3D ENTERTAINMENT AIR RACERS 4K 3D (Official web site) camera rig with fighter aircraft on the tarmac during the filming of "Air Racers 3D" at Reno-Stead Airfield in June 2011. Photo credit: Andrew Shapter for 3D Entertainment Distribution. Other 3DE production still images are available.
"The final shoot took place earlier this month at Chino Airport (California) and Reno-Stead Airfield (Nevada), where the annual races are held," added producer Raul Leckie of Pretend Entertainment. "As it is not permitted to shoot air-to-air photography during the actual races for safety reasons, we decided to re-stage them in grand fashion by assembling a spectacular array of fighter aircrafts, including the P-51 Mustang, Tigercat, Bearcat and T-6, and a cast of exceptional pilots, among them Steven Hinton Jr., Kent Pietch, Greg Poe, Stewart Dawson, Dennis Buehn, Heather Penney, Lee Behel, John Zayac, Brent Seghetti andMarilyn Dash."
The aerial filming unit was run by renowned member of the Motion Picture Pilots Association, helicopter pilot Kevin LaRosa. The film's aerial director of photography is critically-acclaimed David Nowell ("X-Men: First Class," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"). Currently in post-production in Los Angeles, the film was written by Rick Dowlearn & Christian Fry and features an original soundtrack composed by Christophe Jacquelin. Read the Press Release in PRNewsWire or go to 3DE Films.