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NASA, IMAX Team Up to Produce "A Beautiful Planet" Documentary

May 05, 2016 11:47 AM EDT
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IMAX Premieres The Film A BEAUTIFUL PLANET On Earth Day At The National Air & Space Smithsonian In Washington, DC
IMAX and NASA worked together to produce the most visually appealing documentary about the planet Earth titled "A Beautiful Planet."
(Photo : Larry French/Getty Images for IMAX Corporation)

Astronauts aboard the International Station get to enjoy the view from outer space. But us earth-bound humans are about to witness the next closest thing, because IMAX and NASA have worked together to create a documentary "A Beautiful Planet" to let everyone on Earth witness the amazing view of our planet from outer space.

IMAX technology is a motion picture film format capable of recording and producing videos in great sizes to give viewers a better movie experience. NASA's interest with the partnership with IMAX comes from the fact that only a selective few get to see how amazing the earth looks like from the outer space.

In a video released by NASA, they said that through IMAX, "The new documentary "A Beautiful Planet" - made in cooperation with NASA - is bringing the experience to IMAX screens around the world."

The film will let everyone on earth marvel at how amazing the planet looks like from outer space. We have seen photographs and videos sent by astronauts to earth, but this time we can wintess them in the best format possible. The videos were shot using state-of-the-art IMAX cameras. But what makes the movie more interesting is that it was entirely filmed by NASA astronauts in the ISS.

In a report by Huffington Post they explained how the documentary about the earth was filmed by IMAX and NASA. There were 15 IMAX cameras operated by astronauts inside the ISS who are part of different space missions. Astronaut Barry Wilmore, who served as one of the cinematographers of the documentary said that this is the closest possible version a person can get from seeing the planet from the outer space. While astronaut Kidjel Lindgren said that it was a phenomenal opportunity to be part of the production as a videographer and that it was a very challenging experience. "There's a lot of preparation and thought that goes into every shot that you take."

The documentary "A Beautiful Planet" was formally opened last April 29 with Scott Kelly on the red carpet. The film was narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. Through this documentary, IMAX said viewers can experience the earth like never before.

(Photo : Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the red carpet premier of "A Beatiful Planet". The actress narrated the documentary

But aside from showcasing how amazing our planet is, this documentary hopes to promote the conservation of planet earth "From space, Earth blazed at night with the electric intensity of human expansion - a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home."

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