May 5, 2014

2014 Fulldome Festival: Preliminary Program

The annual FullDome-Festival at the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena is a key event for professionals and activists in the field of 360-degree immersive multimedia productions. The purpose of the Festival is to showcase recent fulldome productions and provide an open platform to promote the art, the business and the future of fulldome. Now in its eighth year of existence, the festival has attracted thousands of visitors and gained international reputation. Visit the official website to register, the preliminary program has just been released.

Wednesday, May 21

19:30 Theatrical performance: “Kometentanz – Astrale Pantomime” (Comet Dance); by cosmically inspired writer Paul Scheerbart, published in 1903; now staged for the first time as a mix of digital dome projection, dance, acting and music of the spheres. Stunning interactions of people and stars brings life to the notion of immersive Fulldome Theatre. Dome

Thursday, May 22

10:00 – 10:45 Fulldomia Trialogue, Part 1: The business of quality. Dan Neafus, Eduard Thomas and Carolyn Petersen; thoughts about producing, judging and distributing fulldome shows. Dome
11:00 – 11:20 Diana Reichenbach: Losing time and space – expieriencing immersion. In this Artist Talk, Diana discusses the evolution of her interest in seeking immersion for audiences through fulldome, projection mapping, and architectural installations in both her independent and commercial work. Dome
11:25 – 12:00 Emanuel J. Zueger: How to display anything in any fulldome. At this year’s FullDome Festival a fulldome media server called DOMEMASTER is in action, that allows to show any kind of fulldome footage without pre-slicing and displays interactive applications. The workshop provides an insight into the DOMEMASTER system. Emanuel J. Züger is founder of the company VIOSO GmbH. Dome
12:00 – 12:30 Break Lounge
12:30 »Climate Change« Albedo Fulldome, Barcelona (25 min) Dome
13:00 »Night Sky Concert« Beijing Planetarium (29 min) Dome
13:30 – 14:15 Break Lounge
14:15 »Constellations« Fulldome Film Society, Russia (42 min) Dome
15:00 »Firefall« GeoGraphics Imaging and Eastern Florida State College (34 min) Dome
15:30 »Back to the Moon for Good« Google Lunar XPRIZE and NSC Creative (25 min) Dome
16:00 Break Lounge
16:30 »Bella Gaia« Kenji Williams (26 min) Dome
17:00 »Tabaluga« Markus Schäfer, The Content Dome, Hamburg; FullDome Festival Patron (57 min) Dome
18:00 Break Lounge
19:00 – 22:30 Short Film Night; more than 30 short international films and clips Dome
23:00 »The Earth Wins« Helifilms Australia (40 min) Dome
00:00 Pedro Zaz Special – VJ Midnight Special live, Dancing in the Dome, Music by DJ Noxlay of www.liquidsoundclub.net Dome

Friday, May 23

10:00 – 10:25 Interactive in the Dome, Part 1. Anna Öst & Joakim Kilby (IXEL, Sveden). Multi-user interaction in the dome. Dome
10:30 – 11:15 Interactive in the Dome, Part 2. Robert Sawallisch, André Wünscher, Thomas Fritzsche. Fulldome Master graduates from Bauhaus-University Weimar demonstrate interactive applications with the VIOSO Domemaster system. Dome
11:20 – 11:30 Interactive in the Dome, Part 3. LiCHTPiRATEN audiovisual live installations and dom projections. Introduction of OMNIDO.ME for real-time content in the dome. Dome
11:30 – 12:00 Interactive in the Dome, Part 4. Pedro Zaz BlendyDome VJ – Official Release. A new application developed by Studio Avante and the United VJs. It is a dome mapping tool and realtime domemaster slicer designed for Fulldome. Dome
12:00 Break Lounge
12:30 »Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast« Nashville Adventure Science Center (33 min) Dome
13:00 »The Blind Man with Starry Eyes« Planetarium de Saint-Etienne (23 min) Dome
13:30 Break Lounge
14:15 »Journey to a Billion Suns« Adam Majorosi and Northdocks, ESA (45 min) Dome
15:00 »Breath of Live« Cinedome Studios, Brazil (29 min) Dome
15:30 »Beyond the Arctic Circle« Vygantas Kirejevas, Gajane Kalatshjan, Benjamin River Productions, Vilnius (18 min) Dome
16:00 Break Lounge
16:30 »Cosmic Adventures« Evans & Sutherland; FullDome Festival Patron(30 min) Dome
17:00 »Harmonielehre« Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), FIG55 (40 min) Dome
18:00 Break Lounge
19:00 – 22:30 Students’ Night; about 30 international students works Dome
23:00 »Drifting through Universes« Lux Aeterna Theatre, Budapest (47 min) Dome
00:00 Pedro Zaz Special – VJ Midnight Special live, Dancing in the Dome Dome

Saturday, May 24

10:00 – 10:25 Michael Schomann: From photography to time-lapse movie. What happens, if your screen is a hemisphere and your story the alternation of day and night? Come and enjoy the workflow to real illusion. Dome
10:30 – 10:55 Lawrence Curtis: CETACEA goes fulldome. The experienced underwater cinematographer talks about using the RedEpic camera in the ocean and how to integrate it in a Fulldome show. Dome
11:00 – 11:25 Rene Rodigast: Spatial Sound 2014 – Immersion, Intuition, Interaction. Update on the system and how it was applied to the new soundtrack of »Life of Trees«. Dome
11:30 – 12:00 Fulldomia Trialogue, Part 2. Introducing the Future. Marcus Beyr (Sphere of Light Award) with Ed Lantz and Kate McCallum live via Skype from SAT ix Montreal) Dome
12:00 Break Lounge
12:30 »Exploding Universe« Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City (32 min) Dome
13:00 »Incredible Universe« Brno Observatory and Planetarium (25 min) Dome
13:30 Break Lounge
14:15 »Adrenalin Universe« Planetarium Ostrava (45 min) Dome
15:00 »Dark Universe« American Museum of Natural History, New York (26 min) Dome
15:30 »River of Bears« Travis Rector, University of Alaska Anchorage (24 min) Dome
16:00 Break Lounge
16:30 »Ancient Skies« Sky-Skan, FullDome Festival Patron (46 min) Dome
17:15 »Dinosaurs at Dusk« (update version) Mirage3D (44 min) Dome
18:00 Break Lounge
19:00 – 24:00 FullDome Festival Gala wird Award Ceremony Dome

Sunday, May 25

11:00 “Kometentanz – Astrale Pantomime” (Comet Dance). The festival ends with the matinee performance of Kometentanz, by cosmically inspired writer Paul Scheerbart. Digital dome projection, dance, acting and music of the spheres at the immersive Fulldome Theatre.

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