Fulldome Production News – Issue 1

Hi, and welcome to the bi-weekly issue of Fulldome production news.

Today I have many links and references to Fulldome resources, and a special invitation to see and hear the first results of the recent invitation to create for our dome.

Here is a good talk from Michael Daut, Director of Show Production/Marketing at Evans and Sutherland.
The talk was held at IMERSA, a major player in organizing Fulldome producers and venues.
Michael Daut talk

Michaels talk is featured on the Fulldome database site: a good source of information about shows, tools and events.
http://www.fddb.org/

DOMEMASTER Photoshop action pack – I can’t wait to try these out!

IMERSA: “Celebrating and promoting immersive digital experiences for education and entertainment in planetariums, schools, museums and attractions”.
http://imersa.org/
Fulldome STANDARDS
http://imersa.org/standards

“We love standards – that’s why we have so many of them!” JY

And so, here are MORE standards – even more stringent – but don’t be dismayed if your dome is less than 60 feet or you have less than 16 audio channels… These are LARGE screen standards.
http://www.whiteoakinstitute.org/digss_1.0.pdf

There are a few good articles on Fulldome production in the Western Alliance of planetariums newsletter.
PLANETARIUM NEWSLETTER

Excellent astronomy visualization/planetarium software – the flat screen version is free, fish-eye/dome is not so free.
Nightshade

Finally, the most amazing news – Dr. Joseph Waters Film Composition class at SDSU picked up the gauntlet we threw down at the Immersive Dome Theater Showcase we presented here on February 27th. I have 18 student videos to be presented on April 19th in the Heikoff Dome Theater. 45 minutes of material!
Think about it – in a bit more then a month his students used many of the Fulldome tricks I presented at the event. I also sent out some more detailed instructions, and they have really run with this thing.

I have long admired the talented David Beining and his yearly Domefest event, especially his association with the NMSU students and now we have our own version of this long running event here. We screening part of domefest 2012 recently.

Learn about Dr. Waters here:     http://music.sdsu.edu/index.php/faculty/joseph_waters

and here:  http://http://www.josephwaters.com/

You might want to attend Dr. Waters event the New West Electronic Arts and Music festival on the 26th and 27th of this month too – in 2014 we will hold this at the Fleet.  Learn more here: http://www.nweamo.com/

John Young
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

(619) 685-5731

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