Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/28/14 12:03:05 PM
This week at CinemaCon, Barco revealed a wraparound projection system called Escape which allows filmmakers to project footage on the side walls of a movie theater--in theory, making for a more immersive experience. But filmmaker Stu Maschwitz, for one, is not convinced.
He writes on his Prolost blog, "An event happening in a room is reality. When you put a box around it, it becomes storytelling. The conceit of the frame is what makes cinema possible. Yes, it makes composition possible—a pleasing arrangement within the frame, but more importantly, it makes a cinematic voice possible. Removing the “limitation” of the frame is actually removing the storyteller’s most important tool—the ability to show us exactly and only what matters. The ability to tell the story, rather than merely present it."