The IMAX film The Last Reef 3D presents a breathtaking portrait of the planet’s coral reefs. Shot around Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico and the Bahamas, the film is as compelling as it is gorgeous. Underwater cameraman D.J. Roller was behind the big camera. He used the first ever underwater mirror rig made on purpose for this movie.The Last Reef 3D is one of the first movies to be shot and projected digitally in 4K 3D.
'The Last Reef'Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas using groundbreaking 3D cinematography, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore the connection of our cities on land with the ocean's complex, parallel world of the coral reefs beneath the sea. The movie, written and directed by Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas (IMAX Wild Ocean), is playing at many IMAX theatres right now, including at the Montreal Science Centre.
The two directors worked with underwater cinematographer DJ Rollerto come up with a new macro 3D shooting contraption that captures, at super-close range, such creatures as the paper-thin, multicoloured flat worm, which looks more like a floating silk scarf than a garden-variety non-anthropoid invertebrate.
Making Of 'The Last Reef'
The Last Reef 3D poster
The Last Reef 3D is also on IMDB.