After attending the scoring sessions in December and January, I finally got to see the final product: Deep Sea 3D IMAX, featuring score by Danny Elfman (with additional music by Debbie Lurie). With most 3D IMAX films, the realism is pretty damn impressive – but this was more than that – this was basically a 2006 film, and it was frickin unreal! Running only about 40-minutes long, the documentary skimmed the surface of underwater life, but it provided a fascinating glimpse into the cycle of life beneath the waves. Even better, I learned some new things too!
My only complaint was that the narration by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet seemed geared more towards elementary school students than a general audience. I felt like I was being talked down to! Musically, although I had heard most of the music, it was really impressive to hear it all with the full sound mix. The scenes involving the squids were actually quite intense – enough to give me the willies! I can’t wait to get cracking on the DVD-Audio side-project, which I will (apparently!) be starting on Sunday. Woohoo!
So, if you can, check this film out – it’s a whole new level of “real”!