Supervolcanoes Fulldome Show Officially Released
Supervolcanoes illustrates how eruptions occur and explores how likely another eruption is to occur soon, based on data collected from scientific observations. “We’re trying to raise the bar for fulldome production,” says co-producer Mike Bruno of Spitz Creative Media. “So we collaborate with the best partners possible. As a blend of earth science, space science and life science, "Supervolcanoes" cuts across a number of important disciplines and ties into current educational standards.” Supervolcanoes examines the largest volcanoes on Earth as well as on Triton and Io, moons of Neptune and Jupiter. “It doesn’t just focus on volcanoes as a process of earth science,” explains director Thomas Lucas. “It views the planet holistically as part of the larger universe. It engages audiences emotionally and intellectually in a story about life, earth and space science all at once. This is solid science journalism.” Being produced specifically for the dome and incorporating live-action sequences by pano-photography specialist xRez Studios, Supervolcanoes optimizes the immersive and educational power of fulldome digital cinema. The show features visualizations with higher resolution and detail than most Hollywood films. It is designed to be as engaging to watch as it is scientifically accurate, with a compelling story arc and high production values, blending live photography and computer animation. “Supervolcanoes is the latest addition to an expanding library of strong science titles for fulldome, and we’re very pleased to be part of this project as both co-producer and co-distributor,” says Robin Sip of Mirage 3D. “It was a fabulous creative challenge and we are quite happy with the result.” Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness), the documentary world-premiered in September 2012 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. “Fulldome provides a uniquely immersive educational setting,” says Dan Neafus, Operations Manager at the Gates Planetarium. “We felt it was time to really utilize the planetarium as a truly magical media teaching environment.” Supervolcanoes is currently playing in more than a dozen locations worldwide and is now available for general release. Trailer & full length preview available in the Fulldome Database - check them out: Supervolcanoes
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