William Shaw (MIE 5T1)William Shaw’s development of the IMAX projection system — a groundbreaking medium that allowed films to be projected onto massive screens — has revolutionized the motion-picture industry.
He later developed several variations of IMAX, including IMAX Dome and IMAX 3D. To date, there are more than 200 IMAX theatres in 30 countries around the world. The oldest IMAX theatre can be found right here in Toronto at Ontario Place's Cinesphere. When it opened in 1971, the theatre used the projector Shaw showcased at Expo '70 in Osaka Japan.
While William Shaw was most famous for the invention of IMAX technology, he was an internationally renowned inventor with numerous patents to his credit.