lecture image Special Guest Lectures
Full Dome 101: How to create content for a hemispheric screen
Hue Walker- Dome Producers Master Class
Louisiana Art and Science Museum Planetarium
April 18, 2008 - 05:00 pm
The "full dome" is a 21st century digital descendant of the planetarium dome, evolved to a domed form that accommodates any and all digital content. "DomeFest" is a yearly world-wide full dome digital film festival which invites digital content producers to explore the boundaries of the medium. This presentation will deliver the basic concepts and techniques for creating animation, motion graphics, moving images and visualizations intended to be projected onto a hemispheric screen or "full dome." The intent is to share experience and resources which will allow participants to apply "dome think" to their own established workflow, and to adapt their own applications and approaches to the particular distortion needs of the dome. We will also consider the unique properties of the dome as regards strengths and weaknesses affecting choices concerning both technique and content. The intent of this presentation is to enable digital image makers to create material suitable for projection on a digital dome, and to encourage participation in DomeFest and the exploration of the possibilities of this medium. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: See Redstick International Animation Festival's site for registration & fee information: redstickfestival.org
Speaker's Bio:
Hue Walker, from the University of New Mexico's ARTS Lab, a world-renowned expert on creating animation, visualization and effects in immersive environments. Lifelong Albuquerque artist, co-owner Birdsong Used Books 1976-1997, author of "Journeys Through Inner Space," Pomegranate Art Books, 1996. UNM animation instructor, specializing in full dome research and production for UNM (ATC, DPP, ARTS Lab) 1997 to present.