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Discover the 'Mysteries of the Unseen World' in London

Discover the 'Mysteries of the Unseen World' in London
29 Jul 2014

August 5th will see the London premier of a science-themed new movie, Mysteries of The Unseen World 3D.

With Forest Whitaker as its narrator, this movie is a new attraction at the IMAX 3D cinema at the famed Science Museum, and looks at things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Whitaker has appeared in such movies as The Last King of Scotland and Platoon.

A U certificate, the film is being billed as suitable for kids aged eight and over.

"Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of The Unseen World 3D will leave audiences enthralled by the enormity of the unseen world," the Museum has promised.

It's not just about things that we can't see because of how small they are, either, but also things that are just too slow or fast for us to perceive.

Phenomena like invisible light rays, the bacteria we live with and a dragonfly in flight are revealed by the movie, which uses work by Louis Schwartzberg, a well-known cinematographer who has shot time-lapse photography all day every day for three decades.

Features of the flick include a look at the ways bees and mosquitoes see the world, and footage of the Earth moving using time-lapse photography.

There are a range of sequences which have used high-speed camera and are played back in slow motion, for example, footage of the moment popcorn pops, an owl's wings flexing and lightning striking.

An app linked to the film has also been developed, in which users have to identify things as seen below a microscope's lens.

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D has been produced by National Geographic Entertainment as well as Days End Pictures.ADNFCR-408-ID-801738289-ADNFCR

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