Fulldome Opportunities and Resources for Artists

Here is a list of Fulldome opportunities and resources for artists. Please feel free to share and suggest other resources in the comments, even if its for your own business. I want this to be a resource.  This list will continue to grow, change, and become more organized. Everything here is geared towards artists and will not reflect the larger fulldome community.

Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome. This image was used in the WIRED online article.

Artist Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome @ IAIA. photo by Charles Lindsay

HOW MANY digital domes around the world?
1,200 and counting…

WHERE are the domes?
Lochness Productions Dome List
The newly formed group, International Fulldome Art Alliance, is working on creating a specific list of art friendly domes. Give us time.

WORKSHOPS
VJ University
Vortex Immersion Media
Bach Multimedia
IMERSA Summit

GROUPS
Dome Club
in Fort Colins, Colorado
East Village Planetarium in NYC
FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource Online

CONFERENCES
IMERSA Summit (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Art). Annual. Denver, CO.
ix Symposium at Société des arts technologiques (SAT). 2014 First year. Montreal, CANADA.

BLOGS
Art and Emerging Technology
The Fulldome Blog
Fulldome.org
When in Dome
Digital Dome @ IAIA

TUTORIALS
How to Create a Fulldome Master
A Long Way to Dome Master
Introduction to the Fulldome Master
(video) by Chabot Space and Science Center
Hue’s Beginner’s Guide to Fulldome Production
360° GoPro Rig Fundamentals
Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Blender
How to Create A Fulldome Master and Other Basic Fulldome Production Tips
H ow to Shoot Spherical HDR Panoramic Photos using the GigaPan Epic Pro
360 Video Fundamentals with six GoPros
Video Guides to Audacity (a free application to create 5.1 audio)

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Fulldome Stereoscopic – Workflow Details
Tools of Fulldome Production 2014

PRODUCTION TOOLS
Storyboard
Storyboard 2
Domemaster Photoshop Action Pack
Power Point Template

PRE-VISUALIZATION TOOLS
Vortex VR – Unity Fulldome 3D Player for the Oculus Rift (PC Only)
Virtual Dome Tester (Mac and PC – FREE)
DomePort – Allow previz and can be used with Oculus Rift (Mac and PC – $50)
Navgar AE Plugin (Mac and PC $818 USD)
DomeViewer for Softimage

FESTIVALS
Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival
FantaSe
DomeFest
Fulldome Festival

DOME SALES
Lochness Productions Dome Sales List
Fulldome.pro
Lumenscapes
Vortex Immersion Media

DOME SERVERS (artist friendly and expansive)
Vortex Dome Server
Blendy Dome VJ
vDome (open source)
Fulldome.pro
Splash (open source)

CONSULTING
Bach Multimedia
Vortex Immersion Media
Charles Veasey

CURATING for DOME
Ethan Bach

ARTICLES and BOOKS
Fullspace-Projektion: Mit dem 360°lab zum Holodeck by Gordian Overshmidt and Ute Shroder
Digital Storytelling: A creator’s guide to interactive entertainment by Carolyn Handler Miller (mentions a dome)

PRODUCTION COMPANIES that work with artists
xRez
Vortex Immersion Media
4 pi PRoductions

HISTORY OF FULLDOME THEATERS
COSMOLOGICAL CINEMA: PEDAGOGY, PROPAGANDA, PERTURBATIONS IN EARLY DOME THEATERS by David McConville (pdf)

Lots more information to come. I had a longer list, which did not get saved in WP. I will fix it later.

 

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