Like virtually everyone except for certain high-ranking members of the federal government, Glen Pitre knew a major hurricane would devastate New Orleans. A few weeks ago, he was in the area shooting footage for Storm on the Bayou, an IMAX documentary about what might happen in the event of such a natural disaster. "We wanted the original film to warn people what nature could do to New Orleans," producer and co-director Greg MacGillivray told USA Today. "Then we watched it happen." After the disaster, Pitre and MacGillivray borrowed a hellicopter from the set of Miami Vice and went back into the area to shoot more footage. They ended up diving into the rescue and recovery effort. No release date has been set for the film, but I would imagine that it would behoove everyone involved to get it out as soon as possible. As Pitre says, "In six months, people will have forgotten [New Orleans]. We'll need something to remind America about this place."

I'm just imagining the images I've been seeing on my 13" television, blown up on an IMAX screen to the size of a skyscraper.
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