How IMAX Works

People watch IMAX 3D film Avatar in theater
IMAX screens are sized to fill your field of vision. China News Service / China News Service via Getty Ima

If you have ever been to an IMAX theater and seen an IMAX movie, then you know that IMAX is an experience -- a much different experience than you get in a normal theater. IMAX is so different and so unique that it is nearly a genre of its own.

In this article, we'll look at both the technology and the process of IMAX. The technology includes the theaters themselves and the projectors, while the process involves the steps that a production company must go through to create an IMAX film. We'll interview Michael Lewis, who has co-produced the IMAX film "T-REX: Back to the Cretaceous," and produced and financed "Siegfried and Roy: The Magic Box," two of the most popular IMAX films ever created, to learn about the special challenges of this amazing medium!