- Hi all,
I am organizing a full-day course for SIGGRAPH 2001 in Los Angeles this
This is a final request for participation for fulldome Producers, Theaters,
and Vendors. We will be publishing our course notes on the SIGGRAPH Course
Notes CD-ROM set. I would like to showcase leading dome video
producers/animators and samples of their work, list vendor contacts and
product descriptions, and provide profiles of existing or planned theaters.
If you are interested in participating, please get the following to me by
1) Text file of 1500 words or less including:
Producer's name, title, affiliation and contact info.
Title of Work
Length of Work
Credits for Work (Producer, animator, scriptwriter, soundtrack credits,
Brief Description of Work (Story description)
Production Tools Used (incl. Modeling/Rendering/Animation Software,
Discussion of Production Challenges, Creative Solutions, etc.
2) Selected uncompressed stills from production (fisheye format or
3) Optional: Brief Quicktime movie from production (use QuickTime w/Sorenson
Remember, this is a non-commercial write-up! Total memory allocation on
CD-ROM is 75MB for all course notes and supplementary material, so please
keep files as small as possible. Submitted material will be reviewed for
quality and edited as required. Selected material will be submitted for
publication on the CD-ROM as space allows.
I am listing all theaters with dome video systems and featuring a few
selelct theaters for additional focus... if you want your theater mentioned
in our talk, I am looking for the following:
o name of facility, location, website and brief mission statement for
o contact person and email address for theater
o a description of your facility including dome size, number of seats, etc.
o manufacturer of your video system and type of system if applicable
o number of video channels and playback source resolution (specify source if
not hard-drive based i.e. DVD)
o type of video projectors used (CRT size, model)
o video image field-of-view
o original photos and any video clips you would like to share of
your shows (see PRODUCERS above)
o description of any production facilities, including hard drive capacity,
tape backup format, render capacity, etc.
o anything else you would like to share... positive experiences, visions for
future, etc. - keep it brief
I want this course to be a balanced look at the dome video market and
vendors without vendor (i.e. Spitz) bias. Help me out here! Please send me
photos, marketing info, etc. that I can use in my introductory presentation,
or any other material to be included in our discussion of rendering
techniques, immersive production tips, etc. Original work and photos will
be credited as requested. Please provide a paragraph or list describing
your product offerings and contact info including address, phone, email, web
URL, and contact person. I will provide a list of vendors in my live
presentation and on the CD-ROM.
All content submitted must be copyright cleared (see
P.S. - Following is the course overview:
Computer Graphics for Large-Scale Immersive Theaters
Monday, August 13, Full Day, 8:30 am - 5 pm
SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles
Large-scale video projection of immersive environments is revolutionizing
planetaria and dome theaters worldwide. Using multiple edge-blended video
projectors, these systems project ultra-wide-field-of-view, high-resolution
images on dome screens. This course surveys large-scale immersive video
systems offered by major manufacturers and showcases several new
installations and their productions. Industry leaders provide a
comprehensive look at both real-time and pre-rendered immersive video
production techniques for entertainment and education applications.
General knowledge of basic computer graphics theory and practice, including
perspective projection, modeling, rendering, and animation. Also helpful:
General knowledge of video projection and visual display basics.
Immersive show production philosophy and spherical projection basics
including edge-blended video projection. Production techniques: Spherical
rendering, cubic rendering, image stitching, spherical image mapping,
real-time multi-pipe image generation, and group interactivity with
real-time graphics systems.
Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
Shedd Productions, Inc.
American Museum of Natural History
Exploration Place, Inc.