18th February, 2019
Giant Screen Films, Golden Gate 3D and BBC Earth launched “Cuba, Heart of the Caribbean” worldwide early 2019. It has been one of the most highly anticipated upcoming giant screen releases of the year, including stunning aerial photography of the island.
OnSight’s creative team worked alongside Golden Gate 3D to provide full post for this visually stunning feature using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. Covering full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.
With unprecedented access from the Cuban government, Cuba combines state-of-the-art photographic technology and artistic storytelling to immerse audiences in the rhythms and exuberance of this vibrant nation.
The film which was shot in 18 different camera formats, is directed by Peter Chang, who fell in love with the island during a 2015 visit and was inspired to film a new documentary for giant screens and IMAX.
Cuba follows several storylines, including a young ballet student who pushes herself to the top of her class with dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.
Another focuses on marine biologists who dive deep off the country's shoreline, even swimming with sharks, highlighting the beauty of Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) coral reef.
Cuba also highlights Eusebio Leal Spengler, the famed Havana historian rebuilding and restoring Old Havana. Guided by Spengler, the large-format film is a suitable canvas for the country's architectural gems.
"Seeing the landscapes and the cityscapes on this large canvas will make people realize what’s there just 90 miles from our border," says Chang. "Cuba is a mix of architecture, culture and people. It’s really about the dreams of this country and the beauty and the wonder of it all."