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FULLDOME OnDemand Adds Flat-screen HD Format Options

FULLDOME OnDemand has added a flat-screen option for customers to use when renting selected shows.

"Over the years at Loch Ness Productions, we've had inquiries about flat-screen versions of our shows, particularly for use in classroom settings," said Loch Ness Productions CEO Carolyn Collins Petersen. "Traditionally, we stayed focused on the dome experience; that's what…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 1, 2020 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions Acquires Albedo Fulldome Catalog

Loch Ness Productions has acquired from Albedo Fulldome of Barcelona, Spain, the exclusive ownership and distribution rights of their catalog of shows, including: "Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing", "The Birth of the Solar System", "Chronicle of a Journey to Earth", "Moles: What Is Out There", and "Extrasolar Planets - Discovering New Worlds". This move assures these popular shows' continued availability in the future. Albedo closed for business 15 July 2020.



Since 2011, Loch…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 20, 2020 at 11:43pm — No Comments

HUBBLE Vision 2 - 30% off for 30th Anniversary

Celebrate Hubble's 30th Anniversary on Orbit...



License Hubble Vision 2, take 30% off!



It's been 30 years since the venerable Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit. To commemorate the telescope's remarkable history, we're offering our Hubble Vision 2 show at a 30% discount, until 30 April 2020.…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 28, 2020 at 1:26am — No Comments

Horizons of the Future - New fulldome show

We're very pleased to offer a new fulldome show from a new producer. "Horizons of the Future" is an excellent and affordable artistic entertainment piece by Axon Genesis.



This 25-minute fulldome trip is a mesmerizing trip through lush animated landscapes set to downtempo, relaxing, progressive psytrance EDM (electronic dance music). It's a visual stunner, blending retro-futuristic styles…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 19, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Buy One Get One Free" offer extended!

We've extended our "Buy One Get One Free" offer for one more month.

Now through 31 January 2020, buy a license for any LNP-created show, and get another LNP-created show license (of equal or lesser value) FREE! 



In addition, through 31 January 2019, buy…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 5, 2020 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions End of 2019 Special Offers

It's not often we have a sale on our very affordably priced content and music, so here's a chance to stretch your budget dollars further. 



From now through 31 December 2019, buy a license for any LNP-created show, and get another LNP-created show license (of equal or lesser value) FREE!  …



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Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 5, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Wayfinders -- now available from Loch Ness Productions

Now distributed by Loch Ness Productions:

Wayfinders: Waves Winds and Stars

The 5,000-year story of voyaging in the Pacific

Sail on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a and explore traditional Polynesian navigation. Learn how to read the stars and interpret the winds and waves to navigate without modern instruments. This live-action film tells the story of…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 18, 2019 at 4:03pm — No Comments

2K streaming from FULLDOME OnDemand

Here's BIG news!

FULLDOME OnDemand is introducing 2K streaming!

And week-long rental options!

Starting with Loch Ness Productions' own shows, we're trying out our highest-ever streaming resolution: 2160x2160px fisheye movies! This doubles the 1080p size of our regular HD movies. (Our prewarped movies are already "2K": 1920px wide by 1080px high).

So if you have…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 16, 2019 at 1:49pm — No Comments

From Loch Ness Productions: Three new Geodesium albums released!

As we have been doing for the past 42 years, Loch Ness Productions is releasing the latest Geodesium albums of planetarium space music to the world. This time around, there are three: "Stellar Collections 2", "Infinite Light", and "Startalk".

A long-time master of the medium, Mark C. Petersen has brought together these thematic collections from soundtracks that have delighted planetarium-going audiences…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 15, 2019 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Neurodome now available from Loch Ness Productions

Where in the mind does the spark of curiosity begin?

Journey from the outer limits of the universe down to Earth and into the brain to explore the "inner" frontier of human knowledge! In this fulldome show, produced through a…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 6, 2019 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Destination Mars: The New Frontier -- now available from Loch Ness Productions

Hi all,

Loch Ness Productions has just received the new show from the Museum of Science, Boston --

Destination Mars: The New Frontier

The next giant leap in human spaceflight is upon us! NASA and others have…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 15, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dawn of the Space Age -- 50% off!

For the Apollo 11 50th anniversary...…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 28, 2019 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Expedition Reef: Now available to license!

Coral reefs are among the world's most beautiful and endangered environments. In its new fulldome show, Expedition Reef, the California Academy of Sciences explores these fragile, biodiverse ecosystems -- and the actions scientists are taking to restore and preserve them.



Narrated by award-winning actor Lea Salonga, Expedition…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 14, 2018 at 2:13pm — No Comments

New Loch Ness Productions showreels posted!

With last month's IMERSA Summit as a catalyst, we have created updated sampler showreels showcasing the titles we currently distribute. We played them on the dome at COSI during IMERSA... and now you can play them on your dome, too.

There are actually three showreels:…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 2, 2018 at 2:24pm — No Comments

"Dimensions -- Once Upon Our Reality" new fulldome show

Have you ever pondered the really big questions, such as "What is reality?" and "Is there more to the universe than what we perceive with our senses"?

That's what media artists Rocco Helmchen and Johannes Kraas explore in their newest creation, "Dimensions -- Once Upon Our Reality", a scientifically inspired art and music fulldome show about the mysteries of time and space,…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 22, 2018 at 12:01am — No Comments

New from Loch Ness Productions: Creative Planet’s EXPLORE!

We are pleased to offer to fulldome theaters everywhere the lavish 2017 immersive production EXPLORE from Creative Planet.



Adopting the latest trend of Hollywood movie releases, we're proud to offer both long-term licenses *and* short-term streaming rentals on the same "day-and-date", with no delayed release windows.



EXPLORE is the story of humanity's fascination with the…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on October 16, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

"Planet Nine" now available from Loch Ness Productions

"Planet Nine", the latest planetarium show from Adler Planetarium, has just been added to the Loch Ness Productions distribution catalog, and our streaming service too.



"Planet Nine" gives audiences an inside look at the painstaking process of planet-searching, as told by CalTech's Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris and Haumea. Throughout this fascinating show, Brown talks about unusual…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 27, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Feeding Fulldome to the Masses

Hi all,



A Web adaptation of the talk I presented at the February 2017 IMERSA Summit is now posted in the Reference section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site.



It's called "Feeding Fulldome to the Masses".



Here's the…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 6, 2017 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Announcing the VR Dome Theater: 360-degree spherical videos for preview and download!

At Loch Ness Productions, we're coming to the end of another successful year of licensing and marketing for fulldome shows. And we've spent the last several months working on a new effort for 2017. It involves the VR realm, and how clever planetarians might take advantage of this intriguing space.



Creating a Virtual Dome Space for Previews…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions: MUSIC BACK-PACK Library News

Hi, all producers,



It's been a few years since we updated the MUSIC BACK-PACK Library. Well, okay, sixteen years, but hey, we've been working -- making music, shows, soundtracks. It's time to bring our catalog of production music fully into the 21st…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 9, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Fulldome Wikipedia Entry

Fulldome Video Discussion Group

IMERSA

Fulldome Database

Forum

Converting HD Video to Fulldome

Started by Dave Monk Apr 3.

The best Tools for Fulldome content creation 1 Reply

Started by Mike Lee. Last reply by Amr Ellaithy Oct 16, 2019.

Immersive Film Festival - IFF’19

Started by Antonio Pedrosa Jul 17, 2019.

help with conversion tool - won't communicate with PS 2 Replies

Started by Kimberly A Allard. Last reply by Andrew Hazelden Jun 14, 2019.

New To Fulldome Filmmaking And Need Some Advice

Started by Charl May 3, 2019.

Selecting a projector for Spherical mirror System 6 Replies

Started by Amr Ellaithy. Last reply by Joe Dunfee Mar 3, 2019.

KartaVR v4 for Fusion and Resolve Released

Started by Andrew Hazelden Jan 24, 2019.

Shooting fisheye lens, sensors - tips?

Started by Erika Tsuchiya Oct 27, 2017.

uh oh, i just joined... 1 Reply

Started by steve. Last reply by Alexander Hager Jun 12, 2017.

Stereoscopic domemaster images 154 Replies

Started by Roberto Ziche. Last reply by Andrew Hazelden Jun 10, 2017.

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FULLDOME OnDemand Adds Flat-screen HD Format Options

FULLDOME OnDemand has added a flat-screen option for customers to use when renting selected shows."Over the years at Loch Ness Productions, we've had inquiries about flat-screen versions of our shows, particularly for use in classroom settings," said Loch Ness Productions CEO Carolyn Collins Petersen. "Traditionally, we stayed focused on the dome experience; that's what we're good at, after all. Now with the worldwide…See More
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