Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the addition of the Melbourne Planetarium to the family of producers whose shows we represent. Their newest show Starlight, an out-of-this-world journey among the stars, is a personal story that teaches about stars, starlight, and cosmic exploration. Narrated by one of Australia's… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 23, 2016 at 11:38pm —
There's a new, affordable way for dome theater operators with limited budgets to access all our great fulldome content.
If you've ever rented a movie from Netflix or Amazon Instant Video, you're familiar with the concept of on-demand video. FULLDOME OnDemand is the same idea, just for domes.
Together with our producer… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 2, 2015 at 12:30am —
Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the addition of the international award-winning To Space & Back fulldome show to our catalog of fine presentations. Continue
Produced by our friends at Sky-Skan, in association with The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia), this show…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 19, 2015 at 7:36pm —
Loch Ness Productions is proud to add to our distribution catalog the fine fulldome shows created by the staff of the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Continue
With "From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA", you can take your audiences inside NASA, to experience spacecraft engineering at its most amazing -- from New Horizons, to the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. It's a great way to introduce…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 23, 2015 at 7:59pm —
We're extremely pleased to announce the addition of Kenji Williams's magnificent fulldome show Bella Gaia to our growing distribution catalog. Many planetarians have seen and appreciated his performances at the Chicago IPS meeting in 2008, and in other domes around the world. Now, you can capture that same spirit of exploration of… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 8, 2015 at 12:11am —
For at least the past three years now, we've only been talking, hinting, and teasing about the sequel to SpacePark360: Geodesium Edition, the far-out fulldome project we've worked on with the animation wizards at Dome3D. While it's been finished since January, we haven't given it a… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 20, 2015 at 11:30pm —
In honor of Earth Day 2015, Loch Ness Productions is pleased and proud to add a new show, "Habitat Earth: Living in a Connected World", to our distribution catalog for fulldome theaters everywhere on our planet. Continue
The chain of life is the central focus of this 2015 program from the California Academy of Sciences' Morrison Planetarium. "Habitat…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 21, 2015 at 7:23pm —
Here at Loch Ness Productions, we've got an ambitious schedule of fulldome show releases planned for the coming weeks and months, with at least a half-dozen new full-length presentations to add to our distribution catalog. We’ll be announcing them very soon! Continue
Before we get to those, however... we’ve unveiled a new section on our Web site. It's called "BONUS! Specials and Shorts" and you can read…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 26, 2015 at 1:31pm —
Here's a great way to use your theater to teach math, physics, and music as well as astronomy! Continue
MUSICA -- Why is the Universe Beautiful? is a gorgeous fulldome show from Hiromitsu Kohsaka of Live Company Ltd. in Japan. It uses the concepts of harmony and harmonics to show us how…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on October 9, 2014 at 10:33pm —
Mark’s contributions to the panel discussions
I’m back from the successful IMERSA meeting in Denver, where I gave three presentations. I’ve posted them as articles in Reference section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site.
First up: what’s become an almost…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 20, 2014 at 9:05pm —
Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the installation of an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 Workstation in its Colorado studios as part of a cooperative agreement between the two companies. "It's an agreement with its eyes on the future," said Carolyn Collins Petersen, CEO of Loch Ness Productions. "We plan to use the powerful new Digistar 5 for visualization in our upcoming… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 18, 2014 at 1:49pm —
VLCWarper -- Warp-on-the-fly movie player for Windows (and Mac) Continue
Finally, fulld ome theaters with spherical mirror systems are no longer limited to running movies on the Mac platform!
Fisheye movies for spherical mirror systems need to be distorted or warped, so the…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on December 14, 2013 at 1:35am —
Hi all, Continue
I've recently authored a multi-page blog post, to address some of the issues involved with the all-important subject of fulldome show pricing
It's the very essence of our business, and at Loch Ness Productions, we live and breathe these things every day. Tackling a subject like this can be sensitive, but I think it's worthwhile, for both customers and potential customers, to learn as much they can about the subject.
I encourage you to visit the Loch Ness…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 13, 2013 at 12:12am —
Did you know that one in five stars in our galaxy probably has a planet up to two times the size of Earth in its habitable zone? The search for these and other kinds of planets is uncovering many worlds beyond our own solar system. What are these planets like? Are any of them habitable worlds like Earth? If life developed on our… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 5, 2013 at 1:32am —
"I remember...being able to sail through the air with wondrous ease..." Continue
Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Just spreading out your arms and swooping through the air? Or flying a plane high above the ground and looking up at the heavens above?
That dream takes flight in an amazing new fulldome show called …
Added by Mark C. Petersen on October 28, 2013 at 2:00am —
I am posting this on behalf of Scott Kardel of the International Dark-Sky Association (firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you been showing our free light pollution video "Losing the Dark" in a classroom, science center, planetarium, fulldome theater or elsewhere?
If so, we would like to get some feedback from you. Please take our short survey:… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 19, 2013 at 12:03am —
Attendees at the upcoming Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival will see three offerings from the Loch Ness Productions catalog of fulldome shows as part of the event's extensive lineup of presentations. Continue
Chaos and Order: A Mathematic Symphony was selected by the judges for inclusion in the main festival…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 16, 2013 at 6:49pm —
Here's a blog post on the fulldome Web site for a blog post on the Loch Ness Productions Web site -- kind of a meta blog post.
Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce that, yes, we now have a blog. It's where we share our thoughts about fulldome and answer questions like: Continue
"What's new at Loch Ness Productions?"
"How do you choose fulldome shows for distribution?"
"How do you decide on topics for show…
Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 3, 2013 at 5:55pm —
Loch Ness Productions and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce that their fulldome video about light pollution called "Losing the Dark" was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Fulldome Festival 2013, held in Jena, Germany at the Zeiss Planetarium. The film was also honored at a special showing on the festival's gala awards night, due to its timely environmental… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 12, 2013 at 1:03am —
It's been out for only a few weeks, and already our light pollution planetarium show Losing the Dark has had more than 12,000 views from its various postings on YouTube, and hundreds of downloads (it's free!). At Loch Ness Productions, we're very pleased with all the positive comments and reviews… Continue
Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 16, 2013 at 8:29pm —