Pixar created a virtual IMAX camera and lenses to shoot the Lightyear movie

New Lightyear movie shot with virtual IMAX camera
(Image credit: Pixar)

To infinity and beyond! Pixar Animation Studios is breaking new ground with its upcoming movie, Lightyear, the origin story of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear in an epic space adventure that prompted the creation of his action figure toy line.

A fully virtual IMAX camera with an aspect ratio of 1.43:1 was created and used by Pixar to shoot a version of the film suitable for IMAX showings, enabling several scenes in Lightyear to be shot on a bigger scale than any other previous animated project.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.