"OCEAN WONDERLAND - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" is the powerful first original score written by noted European composer Christophe Jacquelin specifically for the network of IMAX screens. With over 5 million viewers worldwide, audiences everywhere have embraced the film that was first released in the US in 2003 prior to its international exhibition. The OCEAN WONDERLAND album is the result of Jacquelin's decade-long friendship with the film's director, Jean-Jacques Mantello, and their common passion for the underwater world and conservation. Thanks to their very close collaboration Jacquelin was able to compose the original motion picture soundtrack based on images, an unusual achievement in the film industry. Editing on the film began only once the score was completed, resulting in a perfect symbiosis of sound and image. Strings and woods were performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra led by Patrick Souillot. Jacquelin has since composed a second original score for an IMAX theatre film, "SHARKS: A Close Encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean" (2005), seen by over 2 million viewers to date. In addition to his work as a composer, Jacquelin is also a renowned sound designer and sound arranger. He has extensive experience in composing, arranging and mixing original music for documentaries, animated and corporate films, commercials, games and interactive media.
About OCEAN WONDERLAND
OCEAN WONDERLAND is a 3D Entertainment Ltd. and McKinney Underwater production presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). OCEAN WONDERLAND 3D takes audiences on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. With the assistance of the film's friendly host, Aris the Turtle, viewers will discover the vast bio-diversity thriving under the water and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species, and by maintaining the well-being of our planet. Two and a half years in the making, OCEAN WONDERLAND was filmed during a four-month expedition in 2001 on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and in the Bahamas.
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