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The Mini IMAX Movies in 15/70

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Written by: Alain Dorange. Sources: mostly from GSCA (Giant Screen Cinema Association) and Big Movie Zone Date: 14.07.2018
This is the list of the Ultra Shorts 1570 movies with a running time no longer than 8 Minutes. These shorts were mostly designed for specific locations or specific events. The IMAX based ride movies are not included as this is a different category.

1973
"Volcano" - 7 minutes
IMAX 2D. Used for the Ontario Place (Cinesphere)
Produced and directed by Christopher Chapman

1980
"Space Library” (sequences) - 1 minute
OMNIMAX 2D
Produced and directed by Lester Novros

1983
"Fort Worth Flyover" – 1.06 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Produced and directed by Ben Shedd

1984
"Omninews" - 8 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Reuben H.Fleet Science Center
Produced by Graphic Films Corporation

1986
"Sacred Site" or "Night of the Comet" - 7 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Reuben H.Fleet Science Center
Filmed in Ayers Rock in Australia, showing for the first time the three constellations: Ara, Lupus and Centaurus
Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Cinema Japan Co.
Directed by Ron Fricke

1987
"New England Time Capsule" - 5 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Museum of Science, Boston’s Mugar Omni Theatre
Produced by Larry Miller Productions
Music by John Williams

"Primiti Too Taa" - 3 minutes
IMAX 2D. Use of animation with a Remington type writer
Produced and Directed by Ed Ackerman and Colin Morton

1989
"Hydro" – 5.30 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For La Geode (Paris)
Produced by Sodel Conseil
Directed by Pierre Willemin.K

"Slit Can" - 1 minute
OMNIMAX 2D and re-released in 3D in 2009
Produced by Graphic Films Corporation
Directed by Christian Hossner

1990
"Philadelphia Anthem" - 7 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Franklin Institute (Tuttleman Thatre)
Produced by Charles Brown
Directed by John Berry

1992
"Top Chrono" - 3 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Dome IMAX at La Defense (Paris)
Filmed during the Last Monaco Grand Prix of Ayrtone Senna
Produced by La Colline de l'Automobile
Directed by Philippe Muyl

Below the 3 shorts for the French Pavilion show at the Expo 92-Seville:
IMAX 2D

"Traversee de l'Univers" - 6 minutes
Telling the story of a fundamental particle born just after the Big Bang.
Directed by Gerard Calderon.

"Voyage Paris-Seville" - 4 minutes
Directed by Gerald Calderon.

"Gaia" - 2 minutes
Produced by Xavier Nicolas (Ex Machina)
Directed by Pascal Roulin

1993
"Fort Worth Flyover II" – 1.30 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. Updated version of the first one
Produced and directed by Ben Shedd

"Neighbors" – 4.30 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the Ozark Discovery Theatre in Branson
Produced and directed by Alec Lorimore

"Yampa: The Untamed River" - 6 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the Denver Museum of Natural History
Produced by Cherie Buehler
Directed by Stephen Judson

1996
"Symphony Philadelphia" - 6 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Franklin Institute
Produced by Charles Brown
Directed by Jeffrey Berry

"Imagine Indiana” - 6 minutes
DOME IWERKS ENTERTAINMENT. For the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
This is one of the very few 1570 theatres from Iwerks called Iwerksphere
Produced by SBK Pictures
Directed by Jeffrey Berry

"Dallas: A Unique Place in Time" - 6 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas
Produced by Michael Phillips
Directed by Phillip Thomas

1997
"Mars Makeover" - 1 Minute
IMAX 2D
Produced by Complex Systems Research Inc

"Paint Misbehavin" - 2 minutes
IMAX 3D. Animation movie achieved with the SANDDE Process from IMAX (Stereo Animation Drawing Device)
Produced by Steven Hoban
Directed by Peter Stephenson

1998
"Sky" - 1 minute
Back to the time of George Melies as this is a handpainted direct-on-film
IMAX 2D. For the Large Format Conference Association in Los Angeles
Produced by Swell Productions
Directed by Barbel Neubauer

"Singing Sticks" - 4 minutes
IMAX 2D. Also for the Large Format Conference Association
Produced by Swell Productions
Directed by Christine Panushka

"Aviary" - 3 minutes
IMAX 2D
Produced by Debra Callabresi and Kelly Moran
Directed by Jules Engel

"Passion for Life or El gusto por la Vida" - 8 minutes
IMAX 2D
Produced by Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Directed by Kieth Merrill

"More" - 6 minutes
IMAX 2D. Animated film
Produced and directed by Mark Osborne

1999
"Kansas City Presents" - 7 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the Kansas City Zoo Sprint IMAX Theatre
Produced by Inland Sea Productions
Directed by John Altman and Aimee Larrabee

"Milwaukee: City on the Move" - 5 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Humphrey IMAX Dome theatre, obviously in Milwaukee
Produced and directed by Ron Ascher

"Maximum Velocity: The French Precision Flying Team" - 6 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For La Geode (Paris)
Produced by Thierry Dassault and Dominique Rigaud
Directed by Eric Magnan

"Master Positive" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D. Printed from interpositives and extracted from other IMAX movies
Directed by Edwin Escalante and James Manke

"Monty Python: How Big is My IMAX Film?" - 4 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the opening of the British Film Institute's IMAX Theatre
Produced by John Goldstone
Directed by Terry Jones

"East End" - 7 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the Bristish Film Institute London Film Festival 1999
The shooting was in Super 8 and reformatted to 1570. The next step might be a micro film blown up to 1570.
Produced by Great Big Little Picture
Directed by Geraldine Swayne

2000
"Pandorama" - 3 minutes
IMAX 2D. Composed of 2500 images hand drawn directly on to the film
Produced and directed by Nina Paley

"Spirit of Silicon Valley" - 7 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose - California)
Produced by SBK Pictures
Directed by Jeffrey Berry

2001
"Celebrate Detroit" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the Henry Ford Museum
Produced and directed by John Altman and Aimee Larrabee

"Pittsburgh's Big Picture" - 9 minutes (yes, 1 minute more)
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Carnegie Science Center
Produced and directed by Peter Argentine

"India on IMAX" - 7 minutes
IMAX 2D. For the IMAX Adlabs Theatre
Produced by Bharat Bala Productions
Directed by G.Bahrat

"The Princess and the Pea" - 6 minutes
Animated movie from the students of the University of Southern California
Produced by Jill Aske, Mike Lan and Curtis Linton
Directed by Curtis Linton.
Premiere at the California Science Center (Los Angeles)

2002
"The City" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D. Initially for the new IMAX at the Piccadilly Trocadero but aborted
Animated movie showing the buildings of London from 13th Century to present
Produced by Catherine Shaw
Directed by Paul Bush

"One Night in My Dreams" - 2 minutes
IMAX 2D (the shortest IMAX thriller movie in the world)
Produced and directed by Kalpesh Patel

"Home of Freedom" - 7 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. For the Franklin Institute
Produced by SBK Pictures
Directed by Jeffrey Berry

"In Five Minutes, The Feature" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D
Produced by Productions Pascal Blais
Directed by Martin Dignard

"The Trip" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D
Produced by Peter Georgi and Reed Smoot
Directed by Reed Smoot

2003
"Falling in Love Again" - 3 minutes
IMAX 2D. Animated movie unfolds to Marlene Dietrich's rendition of her song
Produced by David Verrali and Marcy Page
Directed by Munro Ferguson

"If Smirnoff Made Trunks" - 1 minute
IMAX 2D. First advertising in 1570 shown in London, Manchester and Bradford
Produced by J.Walter Thompson and offered through Carlton Screen Advertising

"Where The Trains Used To Go" - 4.30 minutes
IMAX 2D. First Norwegian film in 1570 and already fully described on this website
Produced by Camera Magica
Directed by Morten Skallerud

"Stage Fright!" - 2 minutes
IMAX 2D. Shot on Steadi-Cam (in one shot)
Produced and directed by Mark Bethune

2004
"Moon Man" - 4 minutes
IMAX 3D. Animated movie in 3D inspired by the song "Moon Man Newfie"
Produced by David Verrali and Marcy Pfe
Directed by Paul Morstad

"Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time" - 3 minutes
OMNIMAX 2D. A computer-generated flight through over 10 000 galaxies
Produced by Space Telescope Science Institute
Directed by Franck Summers

"A Better Mousetrap " – 1.30 minutes
IMAX 3D. Animated movie based upon the classic board game
Produced by Ray Zone
Directed by Ron Labbe

2005
"The Persistence of Dreams " - 4 minutes
IMAX 2D. The recreation of Abraham Lincoln's assassination
Produced by Chip Bartlett, Ben Brunkhardt and Erik Courtney
Directed by Erik Courtney

"Details (Lexus IS)" - 1 minute
IMAX 2D. 35mm reformatted to 1570. Commercial for the relaunch of the Lexus IS sport luxury sedan
Produced by Jack Epsteen
Directed by Francois Vogel

2006
"The Explorer's Club" - 5 minutes
IMAX 2D. Animated movie about a ride through the giant screen universe
Produced by Big Films Inc.

2007
"Fire" - 2 minutes
IMAX 2D. No other data available

"Scarecrow" - 5 minutes
IMAX 3D. Animated -stop-motion puppet film, shot with one still digital camera
Produced by Matt Laas and Arvo Nuut
Directed by Andres Tenusaar
 
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