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Losing the Dark: free-for-download planetarium show about light pollution

Loch Ness Productions, in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association, is proud to announce the availability of a new free-for-download planetarium show highlighting the issues regarding light pollution. It's called Losing the Dark.



Written and narrated by Carolyn Collins Petersen, produced by Mark C. Petersen, and soundtrack music from Geodesium,…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 27, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

2012 State of the Dome address now online

Hi all,



At the IMERSA summit last weekend, I gave what's become a quasi-annual presentation: the State of the Dome address.



It's an overview of what's been happening in the fulldome world over the last year, what projector systems are out there, and how fulldome shows are being presented. It can provide some answers to the quintessential questions: "Who are…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on February 19, 2013 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions Enhances Its Popular Fulldome Show Compendium

Producers and fulldome professionals alike have been using the Loch Ness Productions Fulldome Show Compendium -- an extensive listing of practically every fulldome show on the market -- as their "go to" spot to find out what's available in fulldome video.…



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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 8, 2013 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Four New Shows Available from Loch Ness Productions

Immensely immersive, dazzlingly beautiful, refreshingly new, and Earth-shakingly dynamic -- all describe the latest shows we have selected to add to the Loch Ness Productions fulldome catalog of educationally diverse offerings!

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 4, 2013 at 3:36am — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions: Two New Shows To Broaden Fulldome Content Offerings

Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce a partnership with Mediendom Kiel to distribute English-language versions of their two popular shows: Lars the Little Polar Bear and Magic of…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 29, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

SpacePark360: Infinity — prepare for even MORE exhiliration!

Loch Ness Productions and Dome3D are proud to announce the start of production on SpacePark360: Infinity, a rocking collaboration of spaced-out amusement park rides and …

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 17, 2012 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Special Showings at the NessieDome at IPS 2012

Hi all,



It's less than a week until IPS starts, and the schedule looks fantastic!



People have been asking when we'll be presenting our latest fulldome offerings.  So, to help you plan your days at IPS, we've set a fixed schedule of showings each day at the NessieDome in the Dome Village:



 11:30 a.m. -- Lars the Little Polar Bear



  2:30 p.m. -- Into The Deep



  4:30 p.m. -- Magic of…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on July 17, 2012 at 2:32am — No Comments

Back from Fulldome Festival in Jena

Hi from Loch Ness Productions!


We just returned from a week in Germany at the Sixth Jena Fulldome Festival, where we had the honor of being peer reviewers for the professionally produced fulldome shows.  It was a wonderful experience.  The fulldome medium is being actively explored -- not just by those of us who have been producing for it for some time, but by new producers -- students, university faculty members,…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 16, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions welcomes California Academy of Sciences

Loch Ness Productions is pleased to welcome the California Academy of Sciences to our growing list of fulldome producers whose shows we now distribute.





"Life: A Cosmic Story" and…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 16, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

New: The PixelDome, For Sale: The LarryDome!

Like many of you, our fulldome colleagues, we here at Loch Ness Productions are upgrading our theater.



So, as of today, we are proud to inaugurate the PixelDome, the highest-altitude fulldome facility in the world (9247 feet; 2818 meters elevation)!



You can see our latest acquisition -- a 10-foot fiberglass dome -- and check out the installation pix and movie on our…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 15, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

Geodesium "Stella Novus" space music album release -- and free fulldome video

Loch Ness Productions is proud to announce the release of our tenth planetarium space music album, Geodesium "Stella Novus".



There are nine gloriously spacey pieces, mixed as stand-alone features. While much of the music was recorded for our popular show… Continue

Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 18, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

LNP State of the Dome 2010

Hi, all.



It's become an annual tradition -- the Loch Ness Productions survey of the state of fulldome around the world. We've compiled some interesting statistics, from analysis of the data in the LNP Dome Theater Compendium. And we've conducted a painstaking review of "what's on" at every theater's Web sites.



Please check out our "2010 State of the Dome Address" in the Reference Library section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site. Here's the direct URL:…



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Added by Mark C. Petersen on November 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Loch Ness Productions now distributing shows by other producers

Hi, all.



While we think the fulldome shows we create at Loch Ness Productions are great, we do acknowledge there are other talented producers and fine shows out there. Over the years, we've compiled a list of commercially available titles and who made them, and we continue to share that information with you on our Web site. Our list is pretty comprehensive (at least 170 titles), and it's a popular online destination.



Wouldn't it be great if you could just peruse our list, and… Continue

Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 13, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Fulldome Wikipedia Entry

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Converting HD Video to Fulldome

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The best Tools for Fulldome content creation 1 Reply

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Immersive Film Festival - IFF’19

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

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New To Fulldome Filmmaking And Need Some Advice

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Selecting a projector for Spherical mirror System 6 Replies

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KartaVR v4 for Fusion and Resolve Released

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Shooting fisheye lens, sensors - tips?

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Stereoscopic domemaster images 154 Replies

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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
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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
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