My neighbor Tom, the ultimate U2 psycho-fan, sent me an email this weekend that I had to check-out the U2 in 3D IMAX show. Darby and I went down to the IMAX at Colorado and I25 Saturday night, but were shut down as they were sold out. So we bought tickets to the Sunday show and drove back down the next day. I have to say it was totally amazing.
It's produced by National Geographic Entertainment and is basically an hour and twenty minute U2 outdoor arena concert in Buenos Aries shot from overhead flying cameras 3D cameras, 3D boom cameras, 3D automatic track based cameras, and giant 3D handheld cameras on stage. The thing will totally blow you away. I don't know that much about 3D shooting but I have observed that the effect is better with large depth of field shots. I would say that about 80% of the show is shot from a perceived distant to the band member of between 3 and 6 feet. At the closest, this actually places Bono "within my personal bufferzone" but the clarity and detail is totally amazing. Its like your standing on the stage and if you reached out you would touch the closest thing to you. Nothing was skimped on production but it did make me wish the theater had a better sound system. While the sound is good, it did not have the energy of a concert..
I have to put this in the must see category.. I have seen the last two U2 tours and they were awesome. This is a completely different, just awesome in a different way.