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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 schedule. Produced by media artists Rocco Helmchen and Johannes Kraas, with distribution by Loch Ness Productions, it's a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force combining mathematics, art and music.
Also chosen for the festival is Losing the Dark, a short show about light pollution produced by Loch Ness Productions in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association. This popular show has been downloaded by fulldome theaters, educators, and outreach professionals around the world, conveying the message about how we can return the dark of night to planet Earth. Both "Chaos and Order" and "Losing the Dark" were award winners at the Fulldome Festival 2013 held earlier this year in Jena, Germany.
Imiloa attendees will also have the opportunity to see Into the Deep, produced by Ogrefish FilmProductions of Austria. The festival is featuring the U.S. English version created by Loch Ness Productions for Ogrefish. The show takes viewers to the deep seas, one of the last and largely unexplored frontiers on Earth. This program will run in rotation on Imiloa's Showdome throughout the festival.
"We are incredibly pleased to have three shows on display at the Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival," said Carolyn Collins Petersen, CEO of Loch Ness Productions. "They represent a small percentage of the growing number of diverse topics presented in fulldome theaters. In particular, "Chaos and Order" is a notable departure from the strictly astronomical content that has dominated planetarium theaters in the past."
Astronomy continues to play an integral role in many theaters, but other topics are making their way into the fulldome repertoire, according to Mark C. Petersen, President of Loch Ness Productions. He maintains the LNP Fulldome Show Compendium, an extensive online listing of fulldome shows he began compiling in early 2009 and updates regularly. "There are nearly 300 shows on the market now. The Imiloa Fulldome Festival is a wonderful cross-section of what's in the repertory."
For more information on the Loch Ness Productions fulldome videos being featured at Imiloa, visit www.lochnessproductions.com.