DIRECTING IMAX 3D
Director W. D. Hogan and IMAX worked with NASA, JPL and an international team of scientists to showcase planetary defense in Asteroid Hunters (2020). Narrated by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actress Daisy Ridley, the filmmakers utilize the full extent of IMAX technology to give audiences a deeply immersive experience.
Captured in large format, native 3D, the film explores the birth of our Solar System, threats asteroids pose and the innovative mitigation techniques developed by scientists around the world. Asteroid Hunters also features the largest rocket ever captured on IMAX film: the Delta IV Heavy. Only in IMAX theaters Spring 2021.
For over twenty years, W. D. Hogan collaborated with legendary filmmakers in the art and design of storytelling. Beginning in music videos with director Chris Robinson’s Robot Films, Hogan worked in independent features and television before joining forces with IMAX Studios.
Crafting dynamic sequences as a Storyboard Artist heavily influenced a cinematic approach to both story design and performance.
This ability to illustrate complex sequences helped The Wachowskis bring The Matrix: Path of Neo to life, Cameron Crowe map out Jerry Maguire, Sydney Pollack and Joe Wright create stunning commercial campaigns, Rawson Marshall Thurber envision Skyscraper and Red Notice, Nic Pizzolatto explore True Detective: Season 3 and helped Nicole Kassell and Damon Lindeloff design the groundbreaking HBO series The Watchmen.
Directed an award-winning independent film, numerous TV features for NBC/Universal, Reel One, Cinetel & SyFy.
Over ten years experience directing episodic for Fox, History, Paramount Network and Discovery.
For IMAX, shot native 3D — not post-conversion — so deeply engaging sequences could be designed early in production.
Utilizing IMAX large format cinema cameras, 8K REDs and multiple aerial units enabled a dynamic filmmaking process.