The program of the 12th FullDome Festival will be published beginning of May 2018.
The 2017 11th FullDome Festival Program Overview
Get an overview of what’s going to happen at the 11th Jena FullDome Festival day by day:
- Wednesday, May 17th
7.30 pm: Opening Night with premier performance of “Winnetaou360” Fulldome Theatre
- Thursday, May 18th
10 am: Festival program starts with talks, presentations, workshops in the morning, fulldome feature and short films (focus astronomy) in the afternoon and evening
7.30 pm: Short Film Night
11 pm: Late night special: »LUCID DREAMSCAPE« live performance with J-Walt
- Friday, May 19th
10 am: Talks, presentations, workshops in the morning. Continued fulldome feature and short films (focus on science and education) in the afternoon
7.30 pm: “Students’ Night” with international student films
11 pm: Late night special: miRatio, a concert in virtual spaces, live with Jens Fischer (guitar) and fulldome visuals
- Saturday, May 20th
10 am: Talks, presentations, workshops in the morning, continued fulldome feature and short films (focus on art and entertainment) in the afternoon
8 pm: “JANUS Night”, Grand Festival Gala with Fulldome Award ceremony and “Janus” presenting to the winners, screening of award winning shows, a production of the Mediendom Kiel.
The Festival Program 2017
Evening (7.30 pm): Opening with the world premiere “Winnetou360 – Scharlie wir müssen reden” a theatrical fulldome performance.
The fulldome theater show “Winnetou360 – Scharlieh, wir müssen reden” (Scharlieh, we need to talk) will premiere at the grand opening of the 11th FullDome Festival at the Jena Zeiss Planetarium. The play features adventurous and fantastic, pacifist and avantgarde stories by German author Karl May. His life and his most popular creation, the native chief “Winnetou”, are the focus of digital episodes in 360 degrees, live audio play, shadow dance and performances by the magnificant “Collegium Canticum Dresden” choir. What is it, that the reanimated Winnetou needs to talk about with Karl “Scharlieh”? Answers are given in fulldome theater show.
The Festival Directors have asked themselves and experts in the field to curate all full length feature shows registered and to nominate selected shows for the 11th FullDome Festival. The curators’ reviews state what the shows contribute to the ongoing quest for quality in fulldome production. The curators’ criteria shall be discussed.
WorldWide Telescope (WWT) was a research project to visualize astronomical and other 3D data developed by Microsoft. The software is released to third parties to develop it further. Users can navigate through the starry sky, explore its objects, travel across the solar system, and tour the universe in three dimension.
Maciej Mucha is a leading dome technician and the deputy head of The Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium in Warsaw, Poland. Maciej will provide tips and tricks in time lapse photography for the dome. Participants will be guided step by step and learn about practical tools and software.
This workshop introduces the process of filming the aurora in real-time VR video and making it into a fulldome movie. Selection of super-sensitive cameras, VR rig making, optimized for night sky shooting, noise reduction and VR stitching.
The tonwelt trigger Point-system allows to follow any given show in various languages at the same time. At the end of the day it will lead to your show attracting more visitors than ever before.
Planetarium as a venue for audio plays with dome visuals.
Make a statement, leave an impression. Short, colourful presentations and spontaneous inspirations welcome. This Forum is the perfect arena to introduce work-in-progress projects, seek cooperations, exchange ideas, experiences, and revelations.
Afternoon: Feature Shows – Astronomy: Feature shows with topics on astronomy and space
Thursday Night: Short Film Night and Live Performance
The new “TV-Dome” studio of Salve.TV attempts to bridge the gap between the 2D medium of conventional television and the multi perspective, surround world of 360-degree fulldome environments. The challenge is intermedial, superdimensional and ultradimensional.
Toskanaworld is one of the first companies in the Spa and hospitality business to embrace 360-degree and VR media as marketing and communication tools. It grew naturally out of the Liquid Sound multimedia pools at Toskana Therme, which offer “real” immersion in water, sound and light.
The travel department of Deutsche Welle TV features famous destinations in 360-degree. Their productions in 4K are shown on Youtube and Facebook.
SpatialSound Wave is an object based system for producing and replaying true-to-life three-dimensional sound. While the system allows the listener to virtually immerse in the sound and enjoy an acoustically realistic sound experience, it offers sound engineers and other users new options to easily and efficiently produce spatial sound.
The Spatial Audio Toolkit converts 3D or 2D positioning data to automation data in a SpatialSound Wave session. No more dragging audiosources manually.The tool was developed during the production phase of the show “miRatio” produced at the Mediendom of the University of applied sciences in Kiel.
How to create immersive audio content for FullDome and VR applications. Impressive new possibilities are available to reproduce AV presentations in Domes and on VR Devices.
Presenting a new player for dome & VR content.
Snice 2.0 is a muliplayer version of the well known game snake. Snice however is not about collecting cherrys in order to grow, but staying alive as long as possible and traping the other players so they lose the game. Last year we already presented a 4-player version of the game, that runs with Digistar, but this year we’re releasing an 8-player version, that runs on any system!
Experience an award winning local multiplayer fulldome game! 360Touch.it is an interactive multiuser system that allows all visitors to join. Everybody can control an individual character with his SmartPhone and interact with the other participants while listening to the music of “Kollektiv Turmstrasse”. This technologic is a very entertaining and joyous competitive interaction.
We tried to make a game.
Kiel Science Outreach Campus (KiSOC) is a new science campus of the Leibniz Association supported by the Leibniz Institute and Kiel University. Among other things, KiSOC will research the beneficial impacts of immersive media in science outreach in cooperation with the Mediendom of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel.
I will outline the importance of visual narration. Fulldome by its nature allows many different viewpoints. It is important to understand how the viewer moves their head during each shot and to know what is achievable. In two full dome studies I was able to consider habituation, feelings/perception, perception of focus, quality and rhythm, also presence and immersion. I will show some results and how HFR can support spatial films in their dramaturgy.
The project in the form of a 360° fulldome animated film will examine the differences between the conventional fulldome with seating and the fulldome without traditional seating.
Afternoon Feature Shows – Sciences and Education: Feature shows and short films with topics on sciences and education
Friday Night: Students’ Night and Live Performance
Abstrakte Räume mit außergewöhnlichen Perspektiven, kreiert vom 3D Artist Bob Weber, bilden die Kulisse für ein Konzert, in der die reale und virtuelle Welt veschmelzen.
Das Erstellen von ästhetischem Inhalt mit Laserlicht als Fulldome-Content. Der Laser ermöglicht eine neue Kommunikation, die unsere Zeit noch auf vielen Ebenen bereichern könnte. Wir betrachten diese Kommunikation als eine neue Herangehensweise in der schaffenden Kunst.
Vier tapfere Abenteurer aus dem Land ohne Mondlicht suchen nach einem Wunderding, um endlich den Nachthimmel zu erhellen. Ob sie es mit vereinten Kräften und magischen Gegenständen schaffen und welche Rolle ein sprechendes Schweinchen spielt, erfahren Kinder beim neuen Planetariumsprogramm “Der Mond – ein Märchen unter Sternen”.
Why do things fall to the ground without magic? The young magician’s apprentice LIMBRADUR is far more interested in the universe than magic spells. He is fascinated by the universe and the laws of nature. So, one night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, where he meets ALBY X3, a clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes LIMBRADUR on a magical journey of discovery through time and space, during which they not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn much about friendship and imagination. For LIMBRADUR and ALBY both have secrets of their own.
Über 300.000 Menschen gehen jedes Jahr im ehemaligen Wasserturm im Hamburger Stadtpark auf Entdeckungsreisen in den Kosmos. Das Planetarium ist mit seinen einzigartigen technischen Möglichkeiten und dem breit gefächerten Spielplan eine über die Grenzen Deutschlands hinaus beachtete Begegnungsstätte der Öffentlichkeit mit Kultur und Wissenschaft.
Zwei Jahre lang wurde das Zeiss-Großplanetarium auf den technisch neuesten Stand gebracht und 2016 neu eröffnet. Künftig kann man das Universum sogar in 3D erleben, ist das historische Himmelstheater wieder in der Gegenwart angelangt und insgesamt auch schicker geworden mit sanierter Bestuhlung, renoviertem Foyer, neuen Besucherleitsystemen und vor allem einer brandneuen Projektionstechnik.
This presentation will evaluate the different options of creating a fulldome theatre with »FLUCHT« – ein 360° Theaterstück (ESCAPE – a 360° theatre play) as an example to estimate the process of production. »FLUCHT« is a symbiosis of 3D audio, fulldome movies, 360° environments and dramatic live acting.
“Winnetou360” is the fourth fulldome theater originally created and produced for the FullDome Festival by Bauhaus students and independent artists. Previous fulldome theatre productions included Kometentanz and Hotel zur blauen Blume. Each show confronted the producers with unique learning experiences.
A remarkable Fulldome evening will take place at the planetarium, which unites multimedia elements with a performative and liturgical context. Fulldome projections will be combined with sermons, music, dance and interaction. This project is a cooperation between Fulldome designers, musicians and theologians. This talk will give an impression of our work. The main event will take place on May 26, 2017.
Ein Konzert in virtuellen Räumen – eine Produktion des Mediendoms Kiel und des Musikers und Komponisten Jens Fischer. Abstrakte Räume mit außergewöhnlichen Perspektiven – kreiert vom 3D Artist Bob Weber – bilden die Kulisse für ein Konzert, in der die reale und virtuelle Welt verschmelzen. miRatio nutzt dabei in einzigartiger Weise das 64-Kanal Soundsystem des Fraunhofer IDMT. In einem eindrucksvollen 3D-Klangraum spielt Jens Fischer live zusammen mit Musikern, die in Videos auftreten.
J-Walt is a performer, interactive designer, filmmaker, performer, graphic artist, music composer, and VR pioneer. For over a quarter-century, he has been at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, expanding the uses of computer animation into uncharted territories. His Lucid Dreamscapes performances combine aspects of animation, video games, music, theater, dance and architecture into a seamless new art form. He has performed for thrilled audiences around the U.S. and worldwide.
Surfing between cinema, video-art, expanded and new media forms, sound art, concert or electroacoustic music, visual music started to find a place also in planetariums and other fulldome spaces, to allow new modes of expression. Today, visual-music and fulldome seems to be opening the gate towards a new field where transdisciplinary research-creation would become possible.
Afternoon Feature shows – Special topics and Entertainment: Feature shows and short films with topics on sciences and education
The JANUS Night: Festival Gala with Award Ceremony