So as an initial music show sketch, I re-edited the video piece for an immersive fulldome environment. While I generally don’t like to put rectangle video footage on the dome, well I figured I should break my own rules and see how far I could push the idea. It was an interesting first experiment in compositing video footage into an immersive experience.
What Tau Sounds Like was originally created by Michael Blake. The song is available on the iTunes store. I did not record the video or audio, I just adapted and enhanced it for the dome. Tools used in After Effects: Navegar Fulldome Plugin, Escher’s Droste Plugin, and Fractal Explorer Plugin. The footage of the children running is originally from a PSA: Save the Children – Running Around the World.
1k Quicktime Freely Available
- Available for planetarium use. Please contact me if interested.
- 1k Quicktime MOV available for download by request (548MB).
Terms: permission to freely screen to the public in planetariums as you see fit. You must screen the short in full and unedited. Not to be used in other shows without permission.
— Immersive Vision Theatre, Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK)
— Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Portable Planetarium (Heidelberg, Germany)
— Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium (Boston, MA)
— Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Planetarium (Fort Collins, CO)
— Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center (Nashville, TN)
— Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, The University of Maine (Orono, ME)
— Arthur Storer Planetarium (Prince Frederick, MD)