Thursday, December 29, 2011
Obscura Digital is one of my personal Favorites
in the experiential marketing industry. When it
comes to excellent presentation and high stakes
advertising there isn't another company on the planet
that can be held more reliable.
The Pioneer Dome, is a brand experience that is very
effective in creating a positive introduction to its
products. I can't wait till more companies are marketing
like Pioneer with a dome.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science and Art (IMERSA) announces its first independent Summit of leaders in the Full-Dome entertainment field. To be held February 3-5, 2012 at the Denver Museum of Natural Science (DMNS) in Denver, Colorado, the theme of this meeting is “Learning from our past, visualizing our future: winning solutions for the digital dome.”
The IMERSA Summit 2012 will include Fulldome film screenings, sessions, and panels on the art and science of immersive cinema: business model development, shooting methods and equipment, production work-flow, distribution, exhibition systems and technology, just to name a few areas of discussion. Of course there also will be numerous opportunities to network with fellow participants!
For those new to this field, the IMERSA Summit 2012 has planned an all-day workshop focusing on the “nuts and bolts” of this exciting entertainment medium. Proceeding the Summit on February 3, Fulldome 101 will cover the basics of shooting and producing for the digital dome.
And just when you think it couldn't’ get any better, there is an optional post-Summit ski trip planned for February 6-7 to beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado, a short (and scenic!) drive from Denver.
If you are a member of IMERSA, a Fulldome film vendor, producer or theater manager, a student or instructor in this emerging media field – or simply a cinema aficionado - this Summit is for you!
For more information, or go to www.imersa.org for updates and an event overview. Questions? Email email@example.com
Hurry! Early bird discounts end January 3rd. Registration is limited and filling fast.
See you at the IMERSA Summit 2012!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Super stoked about the New release of this After Effects sofware plugin.
Navegar Foundation is proud to announce the release of version 4.0 of the compositing tool FullDome Plugin for After Effects.
This version offer new features that include, among others, the possibility of setting the sweet spot out of dome centre and slicing content according to the projection system configuration.
Fulldome is a powerful plugin that converts the standard rectangular workspace of After Effects into a spherical or cylindrical one. It’s a “must have” tool for editing and compositing for spherical environments, such as, planetarium domes.
The Fulldome Plugin now offers an even more complete set of features, including:
- Various output master projections (12 in total)
- Various input projections (15 in total)
- Several interpolation methods for maximum image quality
- Compatible with 8 and 16 bits per channel colour depth
- Spherical Mirror ready.
- Dome and Horizon configuration
- Sweet spot outside dome centre
- Stitching of images or video
- Hyperdome ready
- Slice of content according to projection system configuration
- Astronomical coordinates and algorithms
- Net and GPU rendering capabilities
- Available for PC and Mac, compatible with After Effects up to CS5.5
- Complete Manual
For complete information please visit the website at software.multimeios.pt.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Domefest is back this year and Digital Dome @ IAIA will be an active part. They are happy to announce that they have been working with David Beining at ARTS Lab UNM to come up with comprehensive programming for the Digital Dome @ IAIA. As it stands now, Digital Dome @ IAIA will a host a simulcast of the Domefest juried shows here in Santa Fe while they also play at the LodeStar planetarium in Albuquerque. We will also give a presentation at the LodeStar planetarium on the use of culture and art in the fulldome and host software and hardware demonstrations at our unique fully articulating dome.
Domefest will take place October 14 – 16, 2011 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico
We will be sure to post more information as if becomes available.
For More info contact David Beining @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Also more info for IAIA click here DIGITALDOMEIAIA
Monday, April 18, 2011
THE DOME GUYS WEBSITE
DomeGuys International has created custom domes for clients such as Coachella, Coke Zero, Sports Illustrated, Nissan, SpeakerCraft, Art Basel Miami, Go Green, LG and Blackberry, with event participants ranging from a few hundred to 45,000 people.
The same mesmerizing details go into smaller events such as weddings, private parties, corporate expos, and film festivals. With the wide range of sizes available they can be incorporated into almost any facet of your production.
DomeGuys semi-permanent domes are assembled using long-life covers which are made of heavy duty, high gloss, coated fabric. The semi-permanent cover is pre-processed to be flame-retardant in accordance with California State Fire Marshall standards. The domes are currently available in 12 unique colors and have welded seams for ultimate waterproof protection. They are also mold and mildew resistant, and UV protected.
You can use a dome as a stand-alone structure, or integrate it into a larger custom design! The domes can also be connected, enhanced with interior walls, lofts, or separate levels. Use a dome to create an unforgettable experience for your guests, or for a unique living structure for yourself.
Monday, April 4, 2011
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Empire Polo Club Google Map
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Coachella 2011. Music. Art. Culture. Community.
With the Coachella line-up announcement serving as the official kick-off to the annual U.S. festival season, festival organizers Goldenvoice can now reveal details for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is set for Friday, April 15, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA and the 2011 line-up includes headlining performances from Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon. While music serves as the centerpiece for Coachella, this year’s festival will feature an expanded commitment to art, culture and community via a unique partnership with The Creators Project--a global initiative that supports leading and emerging artists.
Music: The 2011 line-up will feature: !!!, 12th Planet, Afrojack, Alf Alpha, Andy C, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Axwell, Beardyman, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Bomba Estereo, Boys Noize, Brandon Flowers, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakage, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Cage the Elephant, Caifanes, Caspa, Cee Lo Green, Chromeo, Chuckie, City and Colour, Clare Maguire, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, CSS, Cults, Cut Copy, Daedelus, Death From Above 1979, Delorean, Delta Sprirt, DJ Hype, DJ Kentaro, DJ Marky, DJ Zinc, Duck Sauce, Duran Duran, EE, Elbow, Electric Touch, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Emicida, Empire of the Sun, Erick Morillo, Erykah Badu, Excision, , Fat Freddy's Drop, Fedde Le Grand, Fistful of Mercy, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foster the People, Francis and the Lights, Freelance Whales, fun., G.Q., Gayngs, Glasser, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Gord Downie, Goth Trad, Green Velvet, Gypsy and the Cat, HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, High Contrast, Hurts, Interpol, Jack Beats, Jack's Mannequin, Jakes, Jenny and Johnny, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Garraud, Joy Orbison, Kanye West, Kele, Kings of Leon, Klaxons, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Laidback Luke, Leftfield, Lightning Bolt, Lil' B, Lorn, Los Bunkers, Magnetic Man, Mariachi El Bronx, Marina and the Diamonds, Mary Anne Hobbs, MEN, Menomena, Monarchy, Mount Kimbie, Moving Units, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford & Sons, Nas & Damian Marley, Neon Trees, New Pants, Nosaj Thing, OFF!, OFWGKTA, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day as a Lion, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, PJ Harvey, Plan B, Ramadanman, Raphael Saadiq, Ras G, Ratatat, Riva Starr, Robyn, Roska, Rye Rye, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, SBTRKT, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Scissor Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Shpongle, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Steve Angello, Sven Vath, Take, Tame Impala, Terror Danjah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Aquabats, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Drums, The Felice Brothers, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The London Suede, The Love Language, The Morning Benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Presets, The Radio Dept., The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Strokes, The Swell Season, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Twelves, Thunderball, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Tokimonsta, Trampled by Turtles, Trentemoller, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Warpaint, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Yacht, Yelle and Zed Bias.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
MIRROR DOME WEBSITE
Dome projection on a budget, also known as MirrorDome
Written by Paul Bourke
October 2003, updated December 2004
This website illustrates a method of projecting onto a dome without the need for a full fisheye lens which are both rare and, those that do exist, only fit to a narrow range of projectors. The approach here uses a mirror to reflect images from the projector onto most of the dome surface.
With this method the mirror used must be a first surfaced mirror.
A $30 dollar security mirror will not work in this case.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
JENA FULLDOME FILM FESTIVAL 2011
5th. FullDome Festival 2011 with „VisuaLiszt“ Special program and „VisuaLiszt-Awards“ for outstanding works FullDome Festival 2011 with "VisuaLiszt" Special Program and "VisuaLiszt Award" for outstanding works
The FullDome-Festival in the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena has become the international forum and testing ground for innovative film and visualization projects in fulldome format. The full-dome theaters in the Zeiss Planetarium Jena has become the international forum and testing ground for innovative film and visualization projects in FullDome format. The 5th. The 5th. FullDome-Festival on the 13th. FullDome Festival on the 13th. and 14th. and 14th. May in 2011 will feature the special program “VisuaLiszt”, a highlight in the Franz Liszt Year in 2011, commemorating the composer's music on his 200 th. May in 2011 will feature the special program "VisuaLiszt," a highlight in the Franz Liszt Year in 2011, commemorating the composer's music on his th 200th birthday. birthday. Outstanding works on this subject will be honoured by the state of Thuringia with the “VisuaLiszt Award”. Outstanding works on this subject will be honored by the state of Thuringia with the "VisuaLiszt Award.
Fulldome artists and producers from around the world, professional, student or independent, are invited to Franz Liszt as an inspiration for music visualizations in 360°. Full Dome artists and producers from around the world, professional, student or independent, are invited to Franz Liszt as an inspiration for music visualizations in 360 °. The awards are an incentive to reinterpret Liszt's musical ideas in a contemporary multimedia production, projected on the inside of a giant dome. The awards are an incentive to reinterpret Liszt's musical ideas in a contemporary multimedia production, projected on the inside of a giant dome. A jury will set the award categories and judge the entries. A jury will set the award categories and judge the entries. As in previous years, visitors of the FullDome-Festival can cast their vote for the audience award. As in previous years, visitors of the festival FullDome can cast their vote for the audience award. The best “VisualLiszt” entries will be presented at the gala night of the 5th. The best "visual liszt" entries will be presented at the gala night of the 5th. FullDome-Festival 2011 and will be included in the “VisuaLiszt Reel 2011”. FullDome Festival 2011 and will be included in the "Reel VisuaLiszt 2011.
Fulldome extends the range of visual, spatial and cinematic presentations. Full Dome extends the range of visual, spatial and cinematic presentations. Exploring immersive media experiences in 360° is a worthwhile subject for both, media artists and friends of Franz Liszt's music. Exploring immersive media experiences in 360 ° is a worthwhile subject for both, media artists and friends of Franz Liszt's music.
The international Fulldome and visual music community is invited to relate their experiments to the ideas and compositions of Franz Liszt. The international full-dome and visual music community is invited to relate their experiments to the ideas and compositions of Franz Liszt.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The NIKE SPORTSWEAR DOME ON HOLLYWOOD AND VINE by VORTEX IMMERSION
was a Branding spectacle for NIKE at NBA ALLSTARS WEEK.
This is the first dome of its kind to hit the USA. Usually these types of
inflatable domes are located in Korea, Kuwait, and Singapore. It was an
honor and a privilege to be part of the first one to hit the US.
Here are some links to Video and photos of the event.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
THE FULLDOME WIKI
Fulldome refers to immersive dome-based video projection environments. The dome, horizontal or tilted, is filled with real-time (interactive) or pre-rendered (linear) computer animations, live capture images, or composited environments.
Although the current technology emerged in the early-to-mid 1990s, fulldome environments have evolved from numerous influences, including immersive art and storytelling, with technological roots in domed architecture, planetariums, multi-projector film environments, flight simulation, and virtual reality.
Initial approaches to moving fulldome imagery used wide-angle lenses, both 35 and 70 mm film, but the expense and ungainly nature of the film medium prevented much progress; furthermore, film formats such as Omnimax did not cover the full two pi steradians of the dome surface, leaving a section of the dome blank (though, due to seating arrangements, that part of the dome was not seen by most viewers). Later approaches to fulldome utilized monochromatic vector graphics systems projected through a fisheye lens. Contemporary configurations employ raster video projectors, either singly or grouped together to cover the dome surface with full-color images and animations.