DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code – Performing in the Dome

My love for live music in the dome is undeniable. The idea is simple but powerful: Allow the synthesis of live performance and astronomy visuals to create a uniquely awe-inspiring experience.

Having thrown a series of live music events, each with its own custom dome visuals, we now have a collection of 4k dome material. So when DJ Spooky approached us with the idea of partnering to create a live fulldome show, it felt like a natural match. And the premiere of the show is just a few weeks away.

DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code — tickets
Performing at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science
Thursday, September 24, 2015 — 7:00–9:00 pm

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Now Booking Dome Performances

After the premiere of the album and fulldome show is when things get interesting for you. DJ Spooky is looking for domes to perform in! For live bookings please contact Sozo.

We have also created a canned version of the show which is meant to compete with evening laser shows. If you’re interested in licensing the show, then please contact me.

4k Fulldome Show Optionsfulldome trailer
— Live performance (visuals split by song)
— Canned show (45 minute show)

Flat Theater Options [16:9 ratio]flat trailer
— Live performance (visuals split by song)
— Canned show (45 minute show)


More Info About The Hidden Code Album

Imagine a visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology. The Hidden Code is the newest work by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. Commissioned by Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Miller composed the album based on conversations with several of Dartmouth’s leading researchers.

The album features Dartmouth theoretical physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander; and Dartmouth physicist and author Marcelo Gleiser who reads his original poetry.

Check out the free online streaming of The Hidden Code album.

Savor this synthesis of emerging science, poetry, and melody with immersive visions overhead as The Hidden Code pushes art into science. Science into music. Music into art.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, music producer, performer, multimedia artist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, from Metallica and Chuck D to Steve Reich and Yoko Ono. He is the author of Imaginary App, Rhythm Science, Sound Unbound and Book of Ice.

Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist, tenor saxophonist and recording artist. He specializes in cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity. He is the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences at Dartmouth and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist specializing in particle cosmology. He is the author of The Island of Knowledge, A Tear at the Edge of Creation, The Prophet and the Astronomer, and The Dancing Universe. He is the founder of NPR’s blog 13.7 on science and culture. He is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth.

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Press

NPR – The Hidden Code: An Embrace Of Art And Science
Sound of Boston – Interview
Dartmouth – DJ Spooky Album Explores Universe With Dartmouth Scientists

Cycle – Fulldome Short

Cycle is a short fulldome piece which uses timelapse photography to reveal the majesty of Earth’s natural environments. It’s a subtle meditation on how a small shift in our perception of time can heighten our awareness of the intricate ecosystem surrounding us. The cycle emerges.

Prior to teaching the MassArt 2015 course, Eric wanted to get more in-depth experience with fulldome production. So he spent the summer camping and shot a bunch of beautiful timelapse photography with a fisheye lens. Then he selected the best timelapse shots, did some tests in the dome, composed the music in 5.1 surround, and edited together this stunning piece for the dome.

Eric Freeman is an electronic music producer, multi-instrumentalist, photographer and video artist. In his music production, Eric weaves together elements of world, electronic, and experimental sounds to create a sonic landscape accompanied by visuals. His recent video work is a combination of light painting photography and time lapse.

Shot with a Canon 6D, Canon 8-15mm lens, and a Kessler parallax motorized rail system.


Domemasters Freely Available

  • Available for planetarium use. Please contact me to obtain a download link.
  • 4k domemaster frames, 30fps, 5.1 surround & stereo audio
  • 2k MOV or MP4
  • 1k MOV or MP4

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.


Screenings

Conferences & Festivals
— Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 (Melbourne, Australia)
— Currents New Media Festival 2015, IAIA Dome (Santa Fe, NM)
— Further Fest 2017 (Nashville, TN)
— Bauhaus Exhibition 2017, Bauhaus University Weimar (Weimar, Germany)
— HUBweek 2017, Swissnex Dome (Boston, MA)

International Planetariums
— ESO Supernova planetarium (Garching, Germany)
— GEMS American Academy, Planetarium (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
— Hvězdárna a Planetárium Brno (Brno, Czech Republic)
— Stuttgart Planetarium (Stuttgart, Germany)
— Digital Mobile Planetarium Wenu Mapu (Rio Negro, Argentina)
— Anápolis Planetarium (Anápolis, Brazil)
— ARK Dome (Geneva, Switzerland)
— Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Planetarium (Mashhad, Iran)
— Baikonur Planetarium (Poland)
— StratoSphere Domes (Eastbourne, England)
— Roi-Et Planetarium, Science and Cultural Center for Education (Phitsanulok, Thailand)
— Portable Planetarium (Novosibirsk, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Zhoushan, China)
— Metaspace Planetarium (Seoul, Korea)
— Scitech Planetarium, Scitech Discovery Centre (West Perth, Australia)
— Planetarium and Observatory of Cà del Monte (Cecima, Italy)
— Herne Observatory (Herne, Germany)
— Esfera Espacial Planetarium (Chiapas, Mexico)
— NEST Dome (Québec, Canada)
— Yeongyang Firefly Astronomical Observatory (Yeongyang, South Korea)
— Agora Science Center (Debrecen, Hungary)
— Gyeongsangnamdo Institute of Science Education (Gyeongnam, South Korea)
— Adelaide Planetarium (Adelaide, Australia)
— Adventure Domes (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
— Interactive Science Museum, Newton Park (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Czech Republic)
— Gwacheon National Science Museum (Gwacheon, South Korea)
— Kiev Planetarium (Kiev, Ukraine)
— Ulsan Science Museum (Ulsan, South Korea)
— Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium (Hangzhou, China)
— National Youth Science Center (Dongil-myeon, South Korea)
— Association Andromede, Observatoire de Marseille (Marseille)
— Fundación ProyectaRSE, portable Dome (Bogotá, Colombia)
— Skyward Planetarium (Tamil Nadu, India)
— Çağ University, Space Observation & Research Center (Mersin, Turkey)
— Planet Crete (Crete, Greece)
— Novosibirsk Planetarium (Novosibirsk, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Planetario Malargüe (Mendoza, Argentina)
— JC Cinesferic (Madrid, Spain)
— Portable Planetarium (Huelva, Spain)
— Pro Planetario Movel (Curitiba, Brazil)
— Csillagszekér Planetarium (Hungary)
— Community Dome (North East England, UK)
— University of the Free State – Naval Hill Planetarium at the Centre for Earth & Space (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
— Portable Planetarium (Madrid, Spain)
— AL-Ma’arifa Foundation For Culture (Baghdad, Iraq)
— Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Planetarium (Heidelberg, Germany)
— imseCAVE, University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
— Eugenides Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Mark Rutherford School, Portable Planetarium (Bedford, UK)
— Portable Planetarium (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
— Planetário Divino Mestre (Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Brazil)

USA Planetariums
— Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium (Boston, MA)
— Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL)
— IAIA: Institute of American Indian Arts, Digital Dome (Santa Fe, NM)
— Science Museum of Virginia, Planetarium (Richmond, VA)
— Glastonbury Planetarium (Glastonbury, CT)
— West Virginia University Planetarium (Morgantown, WV)
— Northside ISD Planetarium (San Antonio, TX)
— Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Planetarium (Fort Collins, CO)
— Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center (Nashville, TN)
— SMSU Planetarium (Marshall, MN)
— Neag Planetarium, Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA)
— East Village Planetarium, The Girls Club (New York, NY)
— University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium (Arlington, TX)
— Chapel of Sacred Mirrors [CoSM], Dome (Wappingers Falls, New York)
— Anchorage Museum Planetarium (Anchorage, AK)
— Gary E. Sampson Planetarium (Wauwatosa, WI)
— COSI Planetarium (Columbus, OH)
— Tombaugh Planetarium, New Mexico Museum of Space History (Alamogordo, NM)
— Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
— Illinois State University Planetarium (Normal, IL)
— SciTech Museum, Planetarium (Aurora, IL)
— Hatter Planetarium, Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)
— Framingham State University Planetarium (Framingham, MA)
— Portable Planetarium (Centennial, CO)
— Collier County Public Schools, Portable Planetarium (Naples, FL)
— Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum (Newark, NJ)
— Show Me Miami (North Miami Beach, FL)
— Sam Houston State University Planetarium (Huntsville, TX)
— Wynwood Dome (Miami, FL)
— Manheim Township Planetarium (Lancaster, PA)
— Peterson Planetarium, Emporia State University (Emporia, KS)
— Southern Utah University, Portable Planetarium (Cedar City, UT)
— Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (St Johnsbury, VT)
— Amber Dust Dome, Burning Man (Black Rock City, NV)

Distributors
— ESO Fulldome Archive
— E&S Digistar Cloud Library
— Spitz: Scidome Network
— Dome Club (UK)
— British Fulldome Institute
— Metaspace
— Adventure Domes
— Kosmos Scientific de México

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The Unknown Between – MassArt 2015: Fulldome Show

During the 2015 Spring semester at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, students explored the topic of hypnagogia. In less than 5 months these students collaborated on all aspects of storytelling, concept development, surround sound design, and 4k fulldome production to create an immersive experience which explores the moment between wakefulness and sleep.

It’s amazing that the students were able to complete a 4k show with 5.1 surround sound… within one semester!
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Due to the success of the previous MassArt 2013 show, we decided to work again with MassArt to bring art students into the planetarium. This semester the course was taught by Eric Freeman with Nita Sturiale in an advisory role. Special thanks to Cole Wuilleumier as the TA. Together they did an incredible job of enabling the students to feel creative and comfortable within the often confusing fulldome technical requirements.

Students: Corinne Perreault, Katherine McGrath, Caleb Chase, Michael Degregorio, Michael Dunne, Emily Shapiro, John Steiner, Shannon Whalen, Molly Rennie, Sara Neary, Dan Callahan, Gabriel Golbfarb
Instructor: Eric Freeman
Teaching Assistant: Cole Wuilleumier
Advisor: Nita Sturiale
Special Thanks: Jason Fletcher, Toshi Hoo


Domemasters Freely Available

  • Available for planetarium use. Please contact me to obtain a download link.
  • 4k domemaster frames, 30fps, 5.1 surround & stereo audio
  • 2k MOV or MP4
  • 1k MOV or MP4

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.


Screenings

Conferences & Festivals
— Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 (Melbourne, Australia)
— Further Fest 2017 (Nashville, TN)
— HUBweek 2018, Immersive Dome (Boston, MA)

International Planetariums
— ESO Supernova planetarium (Garching, Germany)
— GEMS American Academy, Planetarium (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
— Stuttgart Planetarium (Stuttgart, Germany)
— Digital Mobile Planetarium Wenu Mapu (Rio Negro, Argentina)
— ARK Dome (Geneva, Switzerland)
— Baikonur Planetarium (Poland)
— StratoSphere Domes (Eastbourne, England)
— Portable Planetarium (Novosibirsk, Russia)
— Scitech Planetarium, Scitech Discovery Centre (West Perth, Australia)
— Herne Observatory (Herne, Germany)
— Nemesis Planetarium (Civitanova Marche, Italy)
— Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium (Hangzhou, China)
— Çağ University, Space Observation & Research Center (Mersin, Turkey)
— Planet Crete (Crete, Greece)
— Portable Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— JC Cinesferic (Madrid, Spain)
— Portable Planetarium (Huelva, Spain)
— University of the Free State – Naval Hill Planetarium at the Centre for Earth & Space (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
— AL-Ma’arifa Foundation For Culture (Baghdad, Iraq)
— Spacedome (Uithoorn, Netherlands)
— imseCAVE, University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
— Eugenides Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Mark Rutherford School, Portable Planetarium (Bedford, UK)
— Portable Planetarium (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
— Iziko South African Museum, Iziko Planetarium (Cape Town, South Africa)

USA Planetariums
— Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium (Boston, MA)
— IAIA: Institute of American Indian Arts, Digital Dome (Santa Fe, NM)
— Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Planetarium (Fort Collins, CO)
— Northside ISD Planetarium (San Antonio, TX)
— Science Museum of Virginia, Planetarium (Richmond, VA)
— John Carl Pogue Planetarium, Grand Prairie ISD (Grand Prairie, TX)
— SMSU Planetarium (Marshall, MN)
— Neag Planetarium, Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA)
— University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium (Arlington, TX)
— Chapel of Sacred Mirrors [CoSM], Dome (Wappingers Falls, New York)
— COSI Planetarium (Columbus, OH)
— Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
— Moorhead Planetarium, Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN)
— SciTech Museum, Planetarium (Aurora, IL)
— Framingham State University Planetarium (Framingham, MA)
— Collier County Public Schools, Portable Planetarium (Naples, FL)
— Manheim Township Planetarium (Lancaster, PA)
— Amber Dust Dome, Burning Man (Black Rock City, NV)

Distributors
— ESO Fulldome Archive
— Spitz: Scidome Network
— Dome Club (UK)
— British Fulldome Institute
— Kosmos Scientific de México

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Sentient – MassArt 2013: Fulldome Show

During the 2013 Spring semester at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, students explored the topic of consciousness. In less than 5 months these students collaborated on all aspects of storytelling, concept development, sound design, and fulldome production to create an immersive experience which explores the creative, perceptive, and unexplored mind.

What they were able to accomplish in such a short time is pretty astonishing and I’m excited to share their work with you.
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This project happened because MassArt Studio for Interrelated Media Professor Nita Sturiale approached us with the idea of having her students create work in the Planetarium. Special thanks also goes out to Lina Maria Giraldo, Karina Tovar, and Eric Freeman. Check out their behind the scenes blog to learn more.

Students: Nicole Barron, Jesslyn Boisclair, Jenna Calderara, Kerri Coburn, Megan Dauphinais, Lila Debas, Nicole Dube, Chip Dunn, Stephen Kelly, Esther Moon, Sam Okerstrom-Lang, Danielle Thibeault, Kelsey Trottier, Cole Wuilleumier, Alexandra Zanca
Instructor: Nita Sturiale
Project Manager: Lina Maria Giraldo
Teaching Assistant: Karina Tovar
Special Thanks: Jason Fletcher, Eric Freeman, Max Azanow, R. Berred Ouellette
Sound Source Material: Adam Blake, Jacob Bohlan, Tom Fahey, Brendan Smith


1k Quicktime Freely Available

  • Available for planetarium use. Please contact me to obtain a download link.
  • 1k MOV or MP4

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.


Screenings

Conferences & Festivals
— Melbourne International Film Festival 2014, Melbourne Planetarium (Melbourne, Australia)
— Further Fest 2017 (Nashville, TN)

International Planetariums
— ESO Supernova planetarium (Garching, Germany)
— GEMS American Academy, Planetarium (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
— Hvězdárna a Planetárium Brno (Brno, Czech Republic)
— Stuttgart Planetarium (Stuttgart, Germany)
— Digital Mobile Planetarium Wenu Mapu (Rio Negro, Argentina)
— ARK Dome (Geneva, Switzerland)
— Baikonur Planetarium (Poland)
— Gotoinc Planetarium (Calcutta, India)
— StratoSphere Domes (Eastbourne, England)
— Portable Planetarium (Novosibirsk, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Zhoushan, China)
— Scitech Planetarium, Scitech Discovery Centre (West Perth, Australia)
— Herne Observatory (Herne, Germany)
— Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium (Hangzhou, China)
— Çağ University, Space Observation & Research Center (Mersin, Turkey)
— Planet Crete (Crete, Greece)
— Portable Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— JC Cinesferic (Madrid, Spain)
— Portable Planetarium (Huelva, Spain)
— University of the Free State – Naval Hill Planetarium at the Centre for Earth & Space (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
— AL-Ma’arifa Foundation For Culture (Baghdad, Iraq)
— Spacedome (Uithoorn, Netherlands)
— SARL Unevisiteduciel (Mérignac, France)
— Eugenides Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Mark Rutherford School, Portable Planetarium (Bedford, UK)
— Portable Planetarium (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
— Iziko South African Museum, Iziko Planetarium (Cape Town, South Africa)

USA Planetariums
— Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium (Boston, MA)
— IAIA: Institute of American Indian Arts, Digital Dome (Santa Fe, NM)
— Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Planetarium (Fort Collins, CO)
— Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center (Nashville, TN)
— Taylor Planetarium, Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, MT)
— Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, Science City (Kansas City, MO)
— Northside ISD Planetarium (San Antonio, TX)
— Science Museum of Virginia, Planetarium (Richmond, VA)
— SMSU Planetarium (Marshall, MN)
— Neag Planetarium, Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA)
— University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium (Arlington, TX)
— Chapel of Sacred Mirrors [CoSM], Dome (Wappingers Falls, New York)
— COSI Planetarium (Columbus, OH)
— Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
— Tarleton State University, Planetarium (Stephenville, TX)
— SciTech Museum, Planetarium (Aurora, IL)
— Hatter Planetarium, Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)
— Framingham State University Planetarium (Framingham, MA)
— Collier County Public Schools, Portable Planetarium (Naples, FL)
— Manheim Township Planetarium (Lancaster, PA)
— Amber Dust Dome, Burning Man (Black Rock City, NV)

Distributors
— ESO Fulldome Archive
— Dome Club (UK)
— British Fulldome Institute
— Kosmos Scientific de México

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Interviews at IMERSA 2015 – Recent Challenges

The IMERSA Summit 2015 was intense, fascinating, and gave me a fresh breath of air of where fulldome is headed. Each of the presentations/panels were well prepared and technical problems were solved quickly. And the amount of attendees is just at that equilibrium where you can still meet a fair amount of people.

I ran into many people that are clearly passionate about fulldome and it was inspiring to hear their unique perspectives and experiences. So I realized that I should document a slice of these conversations with one interview question:
What challenges have you recently faced?

  • AJ Christensen – Visualization Programmer / Advanced Visualization Lab, National Center for Supercomputing App.
  • Matthew Mascheri – President & CEO / Dome3D
  • Aaron Bradbury – CG Supervisor / NSC Creative
  • Brad Thompson – Lead Animator / Spitz Inc.
  • Mike Schmitt – Digital Media Supervisor / California Academy of Sciences
  • Ron Proctor – Production Supervisor / Clark Planetarium
  • Michael Daut – Director of Show Production & Marketing / Evans & Sutherland
  • Tom Casey – Creative Director / Home Run Pictures
  • Nina Wise – Producer & Director / The Kepler Story
  • Jim Kachelries – Animator / Morehead Planetarium
  • Dominic St-Amant – Video Lead / Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT)
  • Ka Chun Yu – Curator of Space Science / Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Maciej Ligowski – Program Coordinator / Creative Planet
  • Ty Owen – Manager of Theater Programs / COSI Planetarium
  • Jenny Shipway – Planetarium Manager / Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
  • Carolyn Sumners – Vice President of Astronomy and Physics / Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Gord Harris – R&D / Christie Digital Systems

Update: May 13, 2015 – Check out this excellent video of the IMERSA Summit 2015 Highlights, which showcases clips from many of my favorite talks. It gives a really great synopsis of what the conference is all about. You can also watch the direct video recordings from the conference.

Interactive 360 Video – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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A while back we visited NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to shoot 360 video for our recently released planetarium show From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA. So when 360Rize approached us about writing an article to look behind the scenes, we realized that we could share an interactive video where you can control the perspective.


If you’re curious to learn more about my experience in shooting 360 video while at Goddard, then be sure to check out the interview too. I share some details about why shooting 360 video for a planetarium dome requires a unique approach. You can also view the whole photo album from our trip to Goddard.

From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA – Watch the Trailer

Experience the challenges of the next generation of space exploration in this brand-new Planetarium show. By using exciting real-life projects like NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission to Pluto, the show highlights the extreme nature of spacecraft engineering and the life cycle of a space mission – from design and construction to the rigors of testing, launch, and operations. Blast off and take the voyage with us!

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It has been a intense few months. Here are a few things we’ve accomplished:

  • Presented a planetarium workshop and teacher workshop.
  • Traveled to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to shoot 360 video.
  • Had NASA engineer check-in’s to approve the science.
  • Created extra educational modules that dive deeper into select topics.
  • Fulfilled the formative/summative NASA review.
  • And this week we opened the show to the public!

We’ve finished the concentric version of the show and we’re now working on a unidirectional version which will be finalized for distribution in February 2015.

NASA Show – Sneak Peek

The blog has been quiet recently because we’ve been knee deep in a show production. So here is a quick look at whats been cookin’.

We received a NASA grant to create a planetarium show about spacecraft engineering and the challenges of designing, testing, and launching! Also we wanted to feature real imagery, so we traveled to NASA Goddard and shot 360° video at their expansive test facilities.

From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
Available for distribution in early 2015


Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Below are some in-progress scenes from the actual fulldome show. We are currently in the polishing stage and we’re working to add the final details. I can’t wait to share more…

IPS-Macao Fulldome Festival: SELECTED!

Our show Moons: Worlds of Mystery has be selected to be a part of the competition screening during the IPS-Macao International Fulldome Festival 2014! So if you’re attending the IPS Conference, then be sure to mark your schedule.

After the festival, we have the added honor of being one of only six productions to continue screening for the public in Macao (6/21 – 7/31) and Beijing (6/28 to 7/31).


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Waiting Far Away – Fulldome Short

An explorer of the cosmos has traveled too far… And can’t find home.
Follow in the footsteps of a cosmic traveler as he shares a wild story. Find out what grand mysteries he has uncovered while journeying deep into intergalactic space, searching…

In the creative process of producing planetarium shows, we often come across imagery that is stunning but doesn’t work in the context of a science show. And so our collection of fulldome astronomy art animations has matured into a hybrid form of storytelling where we mix imagination with real data.

What particularly excites us about backburner short projects, is that we produce them quickly. It’s refreshing to just have a clear vision and then immediately crank it out. In the future we plan to continue creating fulldome shorts. Our next short will have a bleeding edge science topic to focus on. But we have other ideas for experiences in outer space that don’t fit your typical science show. More to come!


Domemasters Freely Available

  • Available for planetarium use. Please contact me to obtain a download link.
  • 4k domemaster frames, 30fps, 5.1 surround & stereo audio
  • 2k MOV or MP4
  • 1k MOV or MP4

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.


Translations

Wish to translate and record the narration into a language that better suits your audience? Let me know and I can share the music-only mix with you.

Languages Available
— Czech
— English
— Farsi
— French
— German
— Korean
— Portuguese
— Russian
— Spanish (Castilian)
— Telugu

Translations In Progress
— Afrikaans
— Arabic
— Armenian
— Chinese
— Dutch
— Greek
— Hawaiian
— Hebrew
— Hungarian
— Italian
— Japanese
— Nepali
— Polish
— Romanian
— Slovak
— Spanish (Latin American)
— Turkish
— Uzbek


Screenings

Conferences & Festivals
— Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 (Melbourne, Australia)
— Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival 2016 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
— SIGGRAPH 2015: VR Village Dome (Los Angeles, CA)
— Geneva International Film Festival / Festival Tous Écrans 2015 (Geneva, Switzerland)
— Jena Fulldome Festival 2014 (Jena, Germany)
— European Symposium of Planetariums 2014 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
— Further Fest 2017 (Nashville, TN)
— Bauhaus Exhibition 2017, Bauhaus University Weimar (Weimar, Germany)
— HUBweek 2017, Swissnex Dome (Boston, MA)

International Planetariums
— Macao Science Center Planetarium (Macao, China)
— Planetarium Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg, Germany)
— Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre (Puttaparthi, India)
— Baikonur Planetarium (Poland)
— Il Planetario (Bologna, Italy)
— Orbit Night Sky Planetarium (Kolkata, India)
— Roi-Et Planetarium, Science and Cultural Center for Education (Phitsanulok, Thailand)
— Dome Club (Birmingham, UK)
— Planetarium Toruń (Torun, Poland)
— Astropokaz Planetarium (Poland)
— Fireball Planetarium (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
— Planetario Digital Carl Sagan (Parana, Argentina)
— Tusi-Bohm Planetarium (Baku, Azerbaijan)
— Quasar Planetarium (Olkusz, Poland)
— Planetarium and Observatory of Cà del Monte (Cecima, Italy)
— Grupo Astronomico Silos (Zaragoza, Spain)
— The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium, Copernicus Science Centre (Warsaw, Poland)
— Portable Planetarium (India)
— Portable Planetarium (France)
— Cosmos Planetarium (Scotland)
— Planetarium RCRE (Opole, Poland)
— Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio, Portable Planetarium (Trelew, Argentina)
— Planetario de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia)
— Eugenides Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Portable Planetarium (Natal, Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium (Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium (Bolivia, South America)
— Sternwarte und Planetarium der Stadt Radebeul (Radebeul, Germany)
— Portable Planetarium (India)
— Portable Planetarium (Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium (Sussex, England)
— Portable Planetarium (Russia)
— Planetarium de Bretagne (Pleumeur-Bodou, France)
— Illusion Planetarium (Tyumen, Russia)
— Strasbourg Planetarium, Université de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France)
— Astronomy Club of Feira de Santana, Antares Observatory (Bahia, Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium (Poland, Katowice)
— Planetarium of Nantes (Nantes, France)
— Planetarium Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
— Portable Planetarium (Matera, Italy)
— Immersive Vision Theatre, Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK)
— Portable Planetarium (Valencia, Spain)
— Digital Mobile Planetarium Wenu Mapu (Rio Negro, Argentina)
— Planetarium Sultan Iskandar (Sarawak, Malaysia)
— ESO Supernova planetarium (Garching, Germany)
— Planetarium Minikosmos (Lichtenstein, Germany)
— Planetarium Man (Northampton, UK)
— Guru Graha Planetarium (Andhra Pradesh, India)
— Zeiss-Planetarium Jena (Jena, Germany)
— Techmania Science Center, Planetarium (Pilsen, Czech Republic)
— Planetarium Photon (Nizhny Tagil, Russia)
— Hvězdárna a Planetárium Brno (Brno, Czech Republic)
— Metaspace Planetarium (Seoul, Korea)
— Portable Planetarium (Cape Town, South Africa)
— Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Portable Planetarium (Heidelberg, Germany)
— Portable Planetarium (Vic-la-Gardiole, France)
— Planetarium of Occhiobello (Santa Maria Maddalena, Italy)
— Portable Planetarium (Saskatoon, Canada)
— Planetarium Espacio 0.42 (Huesca, Spain)
— Banff National Park, Portable Planetarium (Banff, Canada)
— Portable Planetarium (Vietnam)
— Herne Observatory (Herne, Germany)
— Planetario da UFSC, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil)
— DomeEKB Portable Planetarium (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
— Universo Ludico (Bogota, Colombia)
— GEMS American Academy, Planetarium (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
— ARK Dome (Geneva, Switzerland)
— Portable Planetarium (Pretoria, South Africa)
— Portable Planetarium (Krasnoyarsk, Siberia)
— Portable Planetarium (Karnataka, India)
— Portable Planetarium (Mexico)
— Portable Planetarium (Moscow, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
— Portable Planetarium (Kenya, Africa)
— Anápolis Planetarium (Anápolis, Brazil)
— Stuttgart Planetarium (Stuttgart, Germany)
— Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Planetarium (Mashhad, Iran)
— The Adelaide Planetarium, University of South Australia (Adelaide, South Australia)
— StratoSphere Domes (Eastbourne, England)
— Cosmodrome (Gank, Belgium)
— EGPlanetarium (Italy)
— Ufa Planetarium (Ufa, Russia)
— Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium (Yaroslavl, Russia)
— Portable Planetarium (Novosibirsk, Russia)
— Mobilní Planetárium (Prague, Czech Republic)
— Zeiss Planetarium Drebach (Drebach, Germany)
— Portable Planetarium (Zhoushan, China)
— Scitech Planetarium, Scitech Discovery Centre (West Perth, Australia)
— Esfera Espacial Planetarium (Chiapas, Mexico)
— Portable Planetarium (Marbela, Spain)
— Nicolaus Copernicus Planetarium (Nürnberg, Germany)
— Gwacheon National Science Museum (Gwacheon, South Korea)
— Utazó Planetárium (Budapest, Hungary)
— Edudomo Planetarium (Veracruz, Mexico)
— Il Planetario di Nemesis (Italy)
— Planetarium Mobilne Grawiton (Warsaw, Poland)
— Interactive Science Museum, Newton Park (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
— Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium (Hangzhou, China)
— Portable Planetarium (Czech Republic)
— Kiev Planetarium (Kiev, Ukraine)
— Wellington Museum (Wellington, New Zealand)
— NEST Dome (Québec, Canada)
— Interactive Museum of Xalapa, Planetarium (Veracruz, Mexico)
— SAO64 Dome (Hendaye, France)
— Immersive-Me Dome (London, UK)
— Orion Education Planetarium (Bangalore, India)
— The Soluis Group, Upright Portable Dome (London, UK)
— Planetario de Lima (Chorrillos, Peru)
— EyeDome Cinema (Yerevan, Armenia)
— İstek Vakfı Belde Okulları, Planetarium (Istanbul, Turkey)
— Portable Planetarium (Nellore, India)
— Astronomical Society of Mexico (Baja California, Mexico)
— Skyward Planetarium (Tamil Nadu, India)
— Planetário Digital Mauro de Souza Lima (Garanhuns, Brazil)
— Çağ University, Space Observation & Research Center (Mersin, Turkey)
— Baku Talent School, Planetarium (Baku, Azerbaijan)
— Coats Observatory, Planetarium (Paisley, Scotland)
— Planet Crete (Crete, Greece)
— Tashkent Planetarium (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
— Portable Planetarium (Athens, Greece)
— Planetario Malargüe (Mendoza, Argentina)
— Pokhara Planetarium and Science Centre (Pokhara, Nepal)
— JC Cinesferic (Madrid, Spain)
— Scientific Club Dome (Doha, Qatar)
— Planetarium Royal Observatory of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium)
— Portable Planetarium (Loja, Ecuador)
— Portable Planetarium (Huelva, Spain)
— Pro Planetario Movel (Curitiba, Brazil)
— Gyeongsangnamdo Institute of Science Education (Jinseong-myeon, South Korea)
— Gwangju Education and Science Research Institute (Ullim-dong, South Korea)
— Societatea Astronomica Andromeda – Astroclub Cluj Napoca (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
— Sternwarte-Schaffhausen Planetarium (Sternwarte Schaffhausen, Switzerland)
— Santa Catarina State University (Florianópolis, Brazil)
— University of the Free State – Naval Hill Planetarium at the Centre for Earth & Space (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
— Stardome (Matane, Canada)
— Portable Planetarium (Japan)
— Leo Planetaria Astronomy Education (Janakpuri, India)
— HongDaeyong Science Museum, Planetarium (Jangsan-ri, South Korea)
— AL-Ma’arifa Foundation For Culture (Baghdad, Iraq)
— Portable Planetarium (France)
— Urânia Planetário Móvel (Santa Catarina, Brazil)
— SARL Unevisiteduciel (Mérignac, France)
— Portable Planetarium (Popayán, Colombia)
— imseCAVE, University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
— Havayeda Science Center, Portable Planetarium (Bat Yam, Israel)
— Santa Maria Federal University, Planetarium (Santa Maria, Brazil)
— Mark Rutherford School, Portable Planetarium (Bedford, UK)
— Portable Planetarium (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
— Planetário Divino Mestre (Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium (Madrid, Spain)
— Portable Planetarium (Senec, Slovakia)
— China Science and Technology Museum (Beijing, China)
— Museo El Rehilete, Planetario (Pachuca, Mexico)
— Planetario de Santiago, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Santiago, Chile)
— Portable Planetarium (Switzerland)
— Brasilia Planetarium (Brasília, Brazil)
— Planetário Divino Mestre (Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Brazil)
— Portable Planetarium, Association Proscience, Te turu ‘ihi (Papeete, French Polynesia)
— Portable Planetarium (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
— Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Planetarium (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
— Surat Science Centre, Planetarium (Surat, India)

USA Planetariums
— Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium (Boston, MA)
— East Village Planetarium, The Girls Club (New York, NY)
— Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College (Kaneohe, Hawaii)
— Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, Milwaukee Public Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
— Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Planetarium, West Chester University (West Chester, PA)
— University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium (Anchorage, Alaska)
— Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
— Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Planetarium (Dayton, OH)
— Acheson Planetarium, Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
— Neag Planetarium, Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA)
— Longway Planetarium, Sloan Museum (Flint, MI)
— University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium (Arlington, TX)
— Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
— Wausau School District Planetarium (Wausau, WI)
— Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center (Nashville, TN)
— Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium (Somerville, NJ)
— Delta College Planetarium (Bay City, MI)
— Buhl Planetarium, Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
— Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, The University of Maine (Orono, ME)
— Obscura Digital (San Francisco, CA)
— Peoria Riverfront Museum, Planetarium (Peoria, IL)
— Glastonbury Planetarium (Glastonbury, CT)
— Edelman Planetarium, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
— Harlan Rowe Middle School Planetarium (Athens, PA)
— Hallstrom Planetarium, Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
— Starlab Portable Planetarium (Massillon, OH)
— Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
— Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
— Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum (Newark, NJ)
— Clark Planetarium (Salt Lake City, UT)
— Downing Planetarium, Fresno State (Fresno, CA)
— Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO)
— Ask Jeeves Planetarium, Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA)
— Truman State University Planetarium (Kirksville, MO)
— SUNY Oneonta Planetarium (Oneonta, NY)
— Portable Planetarium (Antioch, CA)
— Arthur Storer Planetarium (Prince Frederick, MD)
— Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL)
— York Learning Center Planetarium, York County Astronomical Society (North York, PA)
— COSI Planetarium (Columbus, OH)
— FLHS Planetarium (Fair Lawn, NJ)
— Austin Mobile Planetarium (Austin, TX)
— Argus IMRA Planetarium (Ann Arbor, MI)
— Anchorage Museum, Planetarium (Anchorage, AK)
— Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (Fort Myers, FL)
— Northside ISD Planetarium (San Antonio, TX)
— SMSU Planetarium (Marshall, MN)
— Roberson Museum and Science Center (Binghamton, NY)
— West Virginia University Planetarium (Morgantown, WV)
— University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History, Planetarium (Ann Arbor, MI)
— The Children’s Museum (West Hartford, CT)
— Fort Lupton High School, Planetarium (Fort Lupton, CO)
— The Christa McAuliffe Center, FSU Planetarium (Framingham, MA)
— Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium (Williamsville, NY)
— Christenberry Planetarium (Birmingham, AL)
— Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Planetarium (Fort Collins, CO)
— Chabot College Planetarium (Hayward, CA)
— Science Museum of Virginia, Planetarium (Richmond, VA)
— IAIA: Institute of American Indian Arts, Digital Dome (Santa Fe, NM)
— Chapel of Sacred Mirrors [CoSM], Dome (Wappingers Falls, New York)
— Eastern Michigan University, Planetarium (Ypsilanti, MI)
— Los Alamos Nature Center, Planetarium (Los Alamos, NM)
— New Mexico Museum of Space History, Tombaugh Planetarium (Alamogordo, NM)
— Manheim Township Planetarium (Lancaster, PA)
— Illinois State University Planetarium (Normal, IL)
— Planetarium at the College of Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV)
— Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
— North Museum of Nature and Science, Planetarium (Lancaster, PA)
— SciTech Museum, Planetarium (Aurora, IL)
— Hatter Planetarium, Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)
— John Glenn High School Planetarium (Westland, MI)
— Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Planetarium (Kalamazoo, MI)
— Collier County Public Schools, Portable Planetarium (Naples, FL)
— The College of Southern Nevada, Planetarium (Las Vegas, NV)
— Portable Planetarium (Centennial, CO)
— Northwest College Planetarium (Powell, WY)
— Andrews Independent School District (Andrews, TX)
— Wynwood Dome (Miami, FL)
— Portable Planetarium (Los Angeles, CA)
— Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Omnisphere Theater, Columbus State University (Columbus, GA)
— James E. Richmond Science Center, Planetarium (Waldorf, MD)
— Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (St Johnsbury, VT)
— Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Noble Planetarium (Fort Worth, TX)
— Mesquite ISD Planetarium (Mesquite, TX)
— Amber Dust Dome, Burning Man (Black Rock City, NV)

Distributors
— ESO Fulldome Archive
— Sky-Skan
— Spitz: Scidome Network
— ZEISS Powerdomes
— Digitalis Education Solutions
— Fulldome Film Society
— Dome Club (UK)
— British Fulldome Institute
— EnterIdeas
— Emerald Digital Planetariums
— Loch Ness Productions
— LSS Planetariums Open Project
— Metaspace
— E&S Digistar Cloud Library
— Adventure Domes
— Altair Digital
— Kosmos Scientific de México
— Beijing Taihe Legend Film

Visuals by Wade Sylvester & Jason Fletcher – Music & Narration by Wade Sylvester
Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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