About FDDB

What is FDDB?

The Fulldome Database is the largest online community for people who are passionate about fulldome. This free database is for anyone to sign-up and contribute to!

Simply put, it’s all in our motto:

“Find, be Found and have Fun in Fulldome.”

Features

Non-members can browse all FDDB pages. Once you register (at no charge) you can view fulldome trailers and previews, submit content, upload productions, discover domes and planetariums, tag yourself in shows & projects and create a profile page with your bio, skills, productions and workplaces for others to discover.

Users can post, create connections and interact with:

  • News & Announcements
  • Fulldome Shows
  • Planetariums and Digital Domes
  • Organizations
  • Fulldome Festivals & Events
  • Resources & Opportunities

Our Mission

We aim to create an exciting and friendly community to support, stimulate and pioneer the fulldome medium.

We aim to engage academics, artists, organizations, students and all dome-enthusiasts alike to freely contribute content to make this the largest user-created, expert-cultivated Fulldome Database and global resource. (Although we don’t support spamming or shameless self-advertising!)

We strongly believe that the more people become involved with fulldome, the bigger the ideas, the better the innovations and the more amazing the immersive storytelling experience will become.

“Some day in the not too distant future you’ll be able to go to a movie and the movie will be all around you. The movie will be over your head, it will be 360 degrees around you.”

Steven Spielberg in TIME Magazine, 2006

Who we are

From Padova, Italy, where Galileo made his discoveries, to Los Angeles California, a birthing ground for modern-day entertainment – FDDB lives and breaths old world discovery with new world application. Conceived and founded by Dario Tiveron, former science director at a digital planetarium in Italy, FDDB now reaches around the world activating nodes to plug in and load up on resources and excitement for this future-focused medium.

FDDB is not property of any planetarium vendor or video production company and does not produce, nor distribute, any in-house or third parties’ fulldome shows.

FDDB is impartial and neutral. We do not sell screening licenses, nor any other kind of copyrighted materials. FDDB only provides information on what’s available in the market.

FDDB in Numbers

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Based on data up to March 2017

Business model

FDDB comes as a free service to venues, users and producers. FDDB hosts sponsored ads to afford the maintenance of such a robust resource and to always keep it free to users. All advertisements and sponsored articles will state so, so you can be sure that anything not listed as “Sponsored” has been written by FDDB journalists or provided by other users and industry experts.

Contributions

FDDB is committed to providing the world’s best coverage on fulldome shows, venues events and news. We welcome your contributions and criticisms of the site so please utilize this beauty and feel free to reach out to us!

FDDB.org – The Fulldome Database was launched on November 2nd, 2011… we love palindromes!