Dome Artist Resources

Here is a list of Fulldome / Digital Dome opportunities and resources for artists. Please feel free to share and suggest other resources in the comments, even if its for your own business. I want this to be a resource.  This list will continue to grow, change, and become more organized. Everything here is geared towards artists and will not reflect the larger fulldome community.

Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome. This image was used in the WIRED online article.
Artist Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome @ IAIA. photo for WIRED  by Charles Lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

HOW MANY digital domes around the world?
1,600 permanent domes and counting…
There are over 1,000 portable domes in Russia alone.

WHERE are the domes?
Lochness Productions Dome List
Plafinder.com dome theater list

 

WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
MORPHOS 360 Workshops – Denver, Colorado (DATA Program)

VJ University – various locations worldwide

IMERSA Summit – a mixture of talks and presentations and some hands on workshops

Société des Arts Technologiques – Montreal, QC CANADA

International Fulldome Festival – Yaroslavl, Russia

MIRA Festival – Barcelona, SPAIN

Mapping Festival – Geneva, Switzerland

Fulldome Festival – Jena, Germany

Institute of American Indian Arts – Santa Fe, NM

MassArt – Boston, MA

University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM

Ringling College of Art and Design – Sarasota, FL
DomeLab Australia – National Institute for Experimental Arts

 

GROUPS

DomeLab in Fort Collins, Colorado

DomeLab in Columbus, Ohio

East Village Planetarium in NYC

FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource Online

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

MORPHOS Digital Dome Artist-in-Residence

Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Institute of American Indian Arts – speak with the manager

 

CONFERENCES

IMERSA Summit (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Art). Annual.

ix Symposium at Société des arts technologiques (SAT). Montreal, CANADA.

IPS

 

FESTIVALS

Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival

DomeFest

Fulldome Festival

Fiske Fulldome Festival

Fulldome Festival BRNO

Fulldome UK

Jena Fulldome Festival

Macon Film Festival

MIRA Festival – Barcelona, SPAIN

Panorama Festival

BRNO Fulldome Festival

Macon Film Festival

 

BLOGS

DATA Blog

The Fulldome Blog

Fulldome.org

Fulldome.pro

When in Dome

Andrew Hazelden

 

TUTORIALS

How to Create a Fulldome Master

A Long Way to Dome Master

Introduction to the Fulldome Master(video) by Chabot Space and Science Center

Hue’s Beginner’s Guide to Fulldome Production

360° GoPro Rig Fundamentals

Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Blender

How to Create A Fulldome Master and Other Basic Fulldome Production Tips

How to Shoot Spherical HDR Panoramic Photos using the GigaPan Epic Pro

360 Video Fundamentals with six GoPros

Video Guides to Audacity (a free application to create 5.1 audio)

Unity Game Engine in iDome

Andrew Hazelden – Various

DomeBase

Alex Pierce

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Fulldome Stereoscopic – Workflow Details

Tools of Fulldome Production 2014

 

Cognitive Load Reduction

 

PRODUCTION TOOLS

Fulldome Production Pipeline

Storyboard

Storyboard 2

Domemaster Photoshop Action Pack

Power Point Template

Fisheye in 3D Animation: Supported Render Engines

360 Video Fundamentals

Camsphere v.2 – After Effects 3D Template ($65 CAN)

Blendy 360 Cam – Cinema 4D 360° Render Plugin ($49.99 EUR)

Mettle Skybox – 360/VR PlugIn for After Effects ($99 USD)(2018 and later Adobe is integrated)

 

FREE Applications you can use just about anything to create content. Here are some for free that work well.

Blender – 3D Modeling

Unreal Engine 4 – Gaming Engine (I heard it was better than Unity)

Nik Collection – Photo effects and editing

 

PRE-VISUALIZATION TOOLS

Amateras 3 –(Mac and PC – FREE)

Virtual Dome Tester (Mac and PC – FREE)

DomePort – Allow previz and can be used with Oculus Rift (Mac and PC – $50)

Navgar AE Plugin (Mac and PC $818 USD)

DomeViewer for Softimage

Online Auto-Parasitic light Calculation tool

 

DOME SALES and Rentals

Alt Ethos

Dome Guys

DomeMasters

Lochness Productions Dome Sales List

Fulldome.pro

Immersive Experiential

Lumenscapes

Vortex

 

DOME SERVERS and Mappers (artist friendly)

Blendy Dome VJ

vDome (open source)

Splash (open source)

Omnidome (open source)

Christie

DomeProjection.com

vvvv – dome

 

IMMERSIVE AUDIO SYSTEMS

True3D by Morrow Sound

 

CONSULTING

BETA – emerging technology arts – installation, management, curriculum design, training, curating…

Charles Veasey – servers, programming, and installation

Dome Masters – 360° production and installation

 

ARTICLES and BOOKS

Fullspace-Projektion: Mit dem 360°lab zum Holodeck by Gordian Overshmidt and Ute Shroder

Digital Storytelling: A creator’s guide to interactive entertainment by Carolyn Handler Miller (mentions a dome)

White Paper On VR Filmmaking And Professional 360 Video Capture By  360 Designs

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES that work with artists

Alt Ethos

xRez

4 pi PRoductions

 

HISTORY

COSMOLOGICAL CINEMA: PEDAGOGY, PROPAGANDA, PERTURBATIONS IN EARLY DOME THEATERS by David McConville (pdf)

 

History and Future of the Digital Dome – art perspective. Prezi presentation by Ethan Bach