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New show: "Starlight" Now Available through Loch Ness Productions

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 23, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Introducing FULLDOME OnDemand!

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 2, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

"To Space & Back" now available from Loch Ness Productions

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.



Produced by our friends at Sky-Skan, in association with The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia), this show…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 19, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions welcomes the Museum of Science, Boston!

Loch Ness Productions is proud to add to our distribution catalog the fine fulldome shows created by the staff of the Charles Hayden Planetarium.



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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 23, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions Welcomes "Bella Gaia"

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 8, 2015 at 12:11am — No Comments

"SpacePark360: Infinity" now shipping!

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 20, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Connecting with "Habitat Earth" on Earth Day

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.



The chain of life is the central focus of this 2015 program from the California Academy of Sciences' Morrison Planetarium. "Habitat…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 21, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

BONUS! Specials and Shorts

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!



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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 26, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

NEW SHOW: MUSICA -- Why is the Universe Beautiful?

Here's a great way to use your theater to teach math, physics, and music as well as astronomy!



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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on October 9, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

2014 IMERSA Summit presentations

Mark’s contributions to the panel discussions

Mark at IMERSA 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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 20, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions Installs Digistar 5 System

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 18, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

New fulldome software available: VLCWarper

VLCWarper -- Warp-on-the-fly movie player for Windows (and Mac)



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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on December 14, 2013 at 1:35am — No Comments

Fulldome Show Pricing - In Depth (LNP blog post)

Hi all,



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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 13, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

Now available from Loch Ness Productions: "Extrasolar Planets - discovering new worlds"

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 5, 2013 at 1:32am — No Comments

"Dream To Fly" Now Available from Loch Ness Productions

"I remember...being able to sail through the air with wondrous ease..."



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 …

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on October 28, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Are you showing "Losing the Dark"?

Dear colleagues, 
I am posting this on behalf of Scott Kardel of the International Dark-Sky Association (wskardel@darksky.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:…
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Added by Mark C. Petersen on September 19, 2013 at 12:03am — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions offerings at Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival

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.



Chaos and Order: A Mathematic Symphony was selected by the judges for inclusion in the main festival…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 16, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

New Loch Ness Productions Blog

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:



"What's new at Loch Ness Productions?"



"How do you choose fulldome shows for distribution?"



"How do you decide on topics for show…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 3, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

"Losing the Dark" wins Honorable Mention at Germany Film Festival

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on June 12, 2013 at 1:03am — No Comments

Help Take "Losing the Dark" Global!

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…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 16, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Fulldome Wikipedia Entry

Fulldome Video Discussion Group

Fulldome Database

Forum

Converting HD Video to Fulldome

Started by Dave Monk on Friday.

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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Converting HD Video to Fulldome

Would anyone be kind enough to share your technique(s) for converting HD video to fisheye (fulldome)?  I'm in the process of building a sky show and are planning on assembling the program within the next couple of days.  Any help is greatly appreciated!See More
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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. Hubble Vision 2 continues to be among our most popular shows. Give your audiences a great…See More
Feb 28
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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 with modern graphics…See More
Feb 19

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