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Seamans mission in Melbourne

Since the APS is in Melbourne over the next day or two I thought it was interesting to consider one of the other domes in Melbourne, the Seamans Mission. External photograph below The interior is delightful, including the 4 second … Continue reading

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Cinerama

Not quite fulldome but pre-iMax and early immersive theatre … some lovely old photographs of the camera and projection hardware. http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2013/12/cinerama-next-big-thing-that-was.html

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WISH: World Innovation Summit for Health

Fancy using your planetarium for immersive remote surgery? Just spent a week in Doha at the World Innovation Summit for Health. Besides being an amazing event I was commissioned to set up an iDome in the innovation hall. While I put … Continue reading

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Travels in May 2013

As some of you may know I spent the month of May in Hong Kong and China working on various projects, among them a few related to dome work. In my travels this included visits to three very similar planetariums: … Continue reading

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Colourful domes

I have provided more details on planetarium/dome activity in 2012 in a written report that will be available at the APS 2013. But some might enjoy the following … you may be aware I on occasion do installation work in … Continue reading

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Fisheye filming

Further to my earlier post on filming with the Red Scarlet and fisheye lens, we finally took it out on the road. The following with the gorilla mount is my favourite shot since it looks so parasitic on the front … Continue reading

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Experiments with cameras for fulldome

To kick things off I thought I would outline some photography and filming options I have been experimenting with. They generally involve a camera (still or video) along with a fisheye lens. This is certainly not intended to be an … Continue reading

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