IAIA and UNM Students Showcase Chaco Canyon Fulldome Show Friday, June 29, 5pm to 6pm at the Digital Dome @ IAIA

Chaco Canyon

Friday, June 29 from 5pm to 6pm student participants from UNM and IAIA from this year’s summer dome internship share their work. The workshop was lead by John Strawn and facilitated by Ethan Bach. Student will discuss their experience with high resolution spherical HDR photography and fulldome production. They will highlight images and a share their short dome presentation “Chaco Canyon”. Show up early and catch the currents2012 40 minute loop that runs 1pm to 5pm. These events are free and open to the public.

For the past six weeks, eight student interns from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the University of New Mexico have been working full-time learning techniques in HDR full spherical panoramic photography and post techniques including Maya 3D for displaying in the digital dome.

Night shoot at Pueblo Bonito
Night shoot at Pueblo Bonito

Students spent a week in Chaco Canyon with their camping gear, gigipans, DSLRs, and audio recording equipment to gather still images, video, and audio for this project. They battled heat and wind while pushing their creativity and technical skills. Their favorite shoot had to be working from 12am to 6am shooting at Pueblo Bonito.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the United States’ most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas. [1]

Special thanks to Charles Lindsay for letting students use your audio.

The Digital Dome @ IAIA is located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road. From Santa Fe take I-25 South. Then take exit 278A and merge onto NM-14 S towards Madrid. Turn left of Rancho Viejo Blvd. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Avenida Del Sur. Turn left onto Avan Nu Po Road and take the third left into the main entrance of the campus. The Digital Dome @ IAIA is housed in the Science and Technology building, which is straight ahead. Parking is available to the left. Please enter the Science and Technology building from the West.

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