SIGGRAPH 2003 Course & Art Exhibition
- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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
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:
Product Development Manager
US Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
tel: (610) 459-5200 x27
fax: (610) 459-3830