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213SIGGRAPH 2003 Course & Art Exhibition

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  • Ed Lantz
    Dec 10, 2002

      Full Dome Video Graphics Production Course and Art Exhibition

      SIGGRAPH 2003 Conference

      Exhibition Date: Sunday, July 27, 2003
      Course Date: Monday, July 28, 2003

      Exhibition Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
      Course Location:
      Morning: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
      Afternoon: San Diego Convention Center

      This is a general call for participation from the fulldome community for a
      full-day course to be presented at ACM's SIGGRAPH 2003 conference this July
      28th. We are primarily looking for high quality fulldome content, including
      show clips and student works, mastered at 2200x2200 pixel polar resolution
      or greater. Content will be presented during a 3-hour morning session in
      the Omnimax theater using Spitz's ElectricSky II system. Two projectors
      will be overlaid to achieve sufficient brightness for the 23 meter dome,
      requiring on-site reformatting of one projection channel to ensure image
      registration. A specification will be released early next year for dome
      master formatting, transfer and titling guidelines.

      Producers of selected fulldome content, or representatives thereof, will be
      invited to briefly introduce their work. Since the audience will consist
      mostly of artists and animators, a short (5-minute) presentation featuring
      artistic, technical and budgetary challenges would be appropriate.
      Unfortunately, full conference registration and other compensation cannot be
      offered to all participants.

      The course will continue in the afternoon at the San Diego Convention Center
      with selected lecturers on fulldome production techniques.

      The Omnimax theater will also present a 15-minute art exhibition on Sunday
      evening for the Siggraph community featuring selections from submitted
      material. The show will be cycled throughout the evening, allowing up to
      3000 attendees to view the content.


      If you are interested in submitting fulldome content for presentation,
      please provide a letter of interest with a list of material you propose to
      submit including title, run time, master format, producer, animators, and
      date of production for each piece. State in your letter that you have
      permission from the copyright holder to use their material. Also please
      submit a single full-resolution still image from each work (TARGA with RLE
      compression or JPEG acceptable). Email, FTP or CD-ROM submissions are
      acceptable. Maximum time available for each presenter is 30 minutes.
      Real-time presentations will also be considered (contact me for details and
      discussion). Letters of interest are due by Friday, January 3. Early
      submission is encouraged.

      Course organizers will select up to 150 minutes of material for invited
      submission of final dome masters and audio files. Approximately 6-8
      producers will be invited to introduce their works. Short student works are
      also encouraged, with a single representative introducing the set of works.
      Full reels (lo-res VHS or AVI files) for proposed content may be requested
      prior to final acceptance. Commercial advertising beyond standard logo and
      titles is not acceptable. Notification of acceptance will be issued by
      February 15th, and final dome master/audio inputs will be due by mid April.


      Other opportunities to participate include volunteers for
      setup/operation/teardown, suggestions for alternate projection schemes
      (email me ASAP), loan of equipment including RAID arrays (badly needed) and
      PC's for image processing (email me for complete list). Recognition will be
      given to all participants.

      The SIGGRAPH 2003 conference chairs and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
      have issued a special invitation for this course to be presented at the RH
      Fleet Omnimax theater. However, the final decision to provide the course is
      pending acceptance of course proposal by SIGGRAPH in early February. An
      additional course fee will be required to cover busing and other expenses.
      Course capacity is 300 persons.


      Please submit letter of interest with images or further inquiries to:

      Ed Lantz
      Product Development Manager
      Spitz, Inc.
      US Route 1
      Chadds Ford, PA 19317
      tel: (610) 459-5200 x27
      fax: (610) 459-3830
      email: elantz@...