The Making of a Star and Her Entourage

The Making of a Star and Her Entourage is a 30-min show for planetariums and digital dome theatres. Info, trailer & full preview available.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: October 2014

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The Making of a Star and Her Entourage traces the evolution of humankind’s understanding of the universe. Discover the long journey beginning with the Earth-centered model of the universe in which the Sun was considered a planet to our current understanding that the Sun is a star centered in the Solar System and is one of billions that reside in the Milky Way.

Original Artwork: Sarah Byer, Abi Conklin, Miri Reinhold
Modelers & Animators: Karen Alley, Alex Burnett, Abi Conklin, Alex Crawford, Ian Dwyer, Joe Eakin, Daniel Galvez, Caitlin Grossjung, Matt Johnson, Cameron McKenzie
Digistar Effects: Joe Eakin, Matthew Johnson, Brett Rojec
Original Music: Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun
5.1 Surround Sound Mixing & Design: Astral Projections
Writers: Jeff Bary, Joe Eakin, Karen Alley, Alan Dowling, Carrie Burgess, Tiers Congdon
Narrators: Anthony F. Aveni, Tiers Congdon
Editors: Alex Burnett, Joe Eakin, Cameron McKenzie
Directors:Jeff Bary, Joe Eakin
Funding provided by: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Education & Public Outreach grant, Colgate University, Ho Tung Visualization Lab

The visuals for the show are free, we do charge $250 US for the music and narration plus $100 US shipping and hard drive.


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Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 30 minutes
Suitable for: 14+
Target audience: 14 - 18, Adults
License: Traditional license, Free
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 1K, 2K, 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG, Live action, Still photography
Audio format: 5.1
Languages: English, Italian, Japanese

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