Our latest production, Wildfires!
A Firefighting Adventure in 4D was recently recognized with the Director's Guild of Canada - Ontario Director of the Year
and a 2012 Music and Film in Motion Award for Film Editor of the Year.
Award winners are - David Lickley, Science
North's Director of Large Format Films and Rob Gagné, Science North Senior
Producer as well as James Lahti, who served as editor on the Science North Wildfires! production.
The prestigious awards were announced during the 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film in Motion Awards (MFM), held recently in Sudbury. The Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards were created as a means of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northern Ontario artists in the music and film industries.
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Behind the Flames
"The fire in this film was the biggest forest fire in Ontario in nearly a decade, and the first big fire of a very active summer. Not since 1922 have forest fires claimed as much area in the province," said Science North Director of Large Format Films, David Lickley. "This was a massive fire, and we were very fortunate to be able to film at very close range, the kinds of air and ground work fire fighters do under extraordinary conditions. Filming Wildfires! was an amazing experience and we are honored to win the 2012 MFM award for Ontario Director of the Year."
Wildfires! A Firefighting Adventure in 4D is an immersive experience that uses 3D film techniques combined with motion seats and wind, water, scent and smoke effects to explore the science of fire behavior and firefighting. At the centre of the film are the courageous efforts of the stars of the show -- firefighters and pilots from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services section and the equipment and knowledge they use to battle this incredible force of nature. A variation of this film in 3D, complete with special effects, has also been installed at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste Marie, ON.
Proven Award Winners
Have a look at Science North's other award-winning productions.
"I am extremely proud of the creative team at Science North, as they continue to achieve some of the highest honors in our industry. These MFM Awards are a testament to the quality visitor experiences Science North delivers, both locally and in partnership with other organizations in the province, to benefit Northern Ontario," Guy Labine, Science North CEO.
We are hard at work creating new future award-winning visitor experiences for our clients!
Aurora Borealis 360 degree domed theater
Journey to Churchill
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Science North has been hard at work on the Journey to Churchill project at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, MN. We are excited to be working on a 360 degree domed theater titled Aurora Borealis Theater. Audiences will experience incredible Arctic imagery in breathtaking HD 360 degree views of the North, its People, Land, Changes and Challenges.
Science North is happy to be working with an International company with operations in our own backyard! Xstrata is one of the world's largest global diversified mining businesses. Their business and products play a vital role in society. The Science North Film Production team is creating a series of custom training films that showcase safe practices for underground workers in Xstrata's global mining operations, Zero Harm.
We have great visitor experiences waiting for you!
Science North offers turnkey solutions for immersive experiences that exceed the expectations of your visitors. Our multimedia theaters combine media technologies, theatrical effects and built environments that can effectively communicate difficult and complex topics in a memorable, educational, and entertaining way. Our theaters are available as custom tailored developed projects for you, or as duplicates of our existing, award winning shows. If you're thinking about a multimedia experience for your visitors, have our creative team develop a concept for you!
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