DOME
LAB
2010




 Introducing
Australian
filmmakers
 and
media
artists
to
fulldome
 
 APPLICATION
GUIDELINES

 


BACKGROUND
 
 ANAT
works
at
the
intersection
of
art,
science
and
technology.
For
over
21
years,
we
have
introduced
 Australian
 artists
 to
 technologies
 and
 processes
 with
 the
 potential
 to
 intrinsically
 inform
 and
 transform
creative
practice.

 
 The
recent
emergence
of
‘destination
cinema’
and
the
proliferation
of
large‐format
screens
in
public
 spaces
 offer
 just
 such
 potential,
 not
 to
 mention
 challenge.
 At
 the
 very
 least,
 large
 format
 and
 ‘frameless’
 screens
 demand
 a
 new
 cinematic
 language
 because,
 in
 the
 words
 of
 Academy‐Award
 winning
 writer/director
 Ben
 Shedd,
 “the
 frame
 is
 our
 frame
 of
 reference”.
 When
 we
 remove
 it
 we
 “create
virtual
first‐person
experiences
rather
than
second‐hand
events”.

 
 Fulldome,
 with
 its
 hemispherical
 screens
 and
 surround‐sound,
 offers
 a
 powerful,
 robust
 and
 accessible
test‐bed
for
filmmakers
and
media
artists
to
experiment
with
and
develop
this
new
screen
 language.
 However,
 reflecting
 its
 provenance
 most
 fulldome
 content
 to
 date
 has
 been
 astronomy‐ related
and
created
using
computer‐generated
animation,
data
visualistion,
or
a
combination
of
both.

 
 Dome
Lab
is
a
world‐leading,
industry‐focused
workshop
investigating
the
entertainment
potential
of
 fulldome
and
the
specific
challenges
involved
in
creating
compelling
live‐action
story‐telling
for
large
 format
screens.
 
 LAB
OVERVIEW
 
 5pm,
Sunday
31
October
–
5pm,
Friday
5
November
2010

 Perth,
Australia
 
 ANAT
is
offering
20
Australian
filmmakers
and
media
artists
the
opportunity
to
learn
alongside
a
team
 of
 creative
 and
 technical
 luminaries
 including
 the
 aforementioned
 Ben
 Shedd,
 the
 2010
 Peter
 Rasmussen
 award‐winner,
 Peter
 Morse
 and
 the
 University
 of
 New
 Mexico’s
 fulldome
 pioneer,
 Hue
 Walker
Bumgarner‐Kirby.
Tutor
profiles
are
attached. 
 The
one‐week
intensive
lab
will
test
both
the
potential
and
limits
of
live‐action
for
large
formats
using
 a
 trial‐and‐error
 approach
 that
 prioritises
 experimentation
 over
 finished
 product.
 Teaching
 sessions
 will
 take
 place
 at
 the
 Centre
 for
 Learning
 Technology
 and
 the
 adjoining
 Western
 Australian
 Supercomputer
Program
at
the
University
of
Western
Australia.

 
 HARDWARE
&
SOFTWARE
 
 Content
 will
 be
 captured
 using
 360°
 Ladybug
 cameras
 and
 Canon
 HD
 cameras
 fitted
 with
 fish‐eye
 lens’.
 Editing
 will
 be
 on
 Mac
 computers
 using
 After
 Effects
 CS5,
 with
 warping
 software
 plug‐ins
 as
 necessary.
Playback
will
be
on
the
1k
iDome
and
a
1k
portable
dome.
 
 
 


wa.
A
completed
application
cover
sheet
(see
attached).
 including
 writers.
and
designers
are
encouraged
to
apply.
Adelaide
SA
5000
 vicki@anat.
 Accordingly.
consumables.
 • 
 3.doc
format)
 
 4.
A
TWO
page
CV
(in
.
daily
lunches
and
Sunday’s
Meet‐and‐Greet
 Dinner.
 applicants
 from
 the
 full
 production
 chain.
immersive
platform.
 If
 you
 wish
 to
 be
 considered
 for
 this
 scholarship.

 
 SUBSIDY
ARRANGEMENTS
 Successful
Western
Australian
applicants
are
eligible
for
a
50%
fee
subsidy
provided
by
Screen
West.
Participants
must
be
available
 for
the
full
duration
of
the
Lab.
 Please
contact
Vikki
Barr
vikki.
 
 *
With
the
exception
of
those
applying
for
the
SDA
subsidy
–
see
below.
A
TWO
page
outline
of
why
you
wish
to
participate.

 
 APPLICATIONS

 Submit
by
post
or
email
to:
 Vicki
Sowry
 Program
Manager
 ANAT
 PO
Box
8029
 Station
Arcade.barr@screenwest.WHO
CAN
APPLY
 Dome
 Lab
 2010
 offers
 10
 places
 to
 residents
 of
 Western
 Australia
 and
 10
 places
 to
 those
 residing
 elsewhere
in
Australia.
editors.
Support
material.org.
We
are
especially
keen
to
receive
applications
from
people
working
in
more
 traditional
screen‐based
media
interested
in
making
the
leap
to
a
large‐format.
 
 2.
 Selection
 will
 be
 based
 on
 skill‐set.gov.

 
 HOW
TO
APPLY
 Applications
should
include
the
following:
 
 1.
 
 REGISTRATION
FEE
 A
registration
fee
of
$700
covers
all
tuition.
please
indicate
on
the
application
cover
sheet.
 
 Screen
Development
Australia
(SDA)
is
offering
a
full
fee
subsidy
to
a
filmmaker/artist
with
less
than
 three
 years’
 professional
 experience
 to
 attend
 the
 Lab.
 
 Applicants
must
have
a
minimum
of
three
years
professional
experience
in
their
area
of
expertise*.
addressing
the
following:
 • Your
interests
and
professional
experience

 • What
you
hope
to
get
out
of
the
Lab
 • Your
existing
computing
and
technical
skills
 • Experience
with
collaborative
project
development.au
for
details.
Accommodation
and
travel
costs
will
be
covered
for
interstate
participants
as
required.au
 
 .
 camera
 and
audio
operators.
 with
 a
 view
 to
 putting
 together
 four
 or
 five
 small
 production
 teams.
 directors.
you
may
submit
up
to
two
of
the
following:
 • Up
to
FOUR
minutes
of
video

 • Up
to
FOUR
minutes
of
audio

 • Up
to
THREE
URLs
 
 DEADLINE
 rd Applications
must
be
received
by
5pm
(CST)
Friday
3 
September.


 
 . 
 Hue
Walker
Bumgarner‐Kirby Based
at
the
University
of
New
Mexico.
in
1989.
His
expertise
has
 contributed
greatly
to
the
success
of
the
Melbourne
Planetarium’s
fulldome
productions
on
the
world
 stage.
 University
of
NSW.
The
Lab
is
supported
by
the
 WA
 Government
 through
 the
 Department
 of
 Culture
 and
 the
 Arts
 and
 Screen
 West.
computer
programming
and
online
content
development
and
delivery.
Screen
Development
Australia.
 in
 addition
to
their
role
transferring
skills
and
expertise
to
Lab
participants.
 His
 most
 recent
production.
3D
visualisation.
 He
 is
 noted
 for
 working
 with
 equal
 facility
 in
 the
 sciences
 and
 the
 arts.
the
California
Institute
of
the
Arts
and
the
Art
Center
College
of
Design.
Horizon
–
the
Planetarium.
location
video
and
digital
production.
will
provide
direct
access
to
 key
networks.
film
and
fulldome
productions
for
over
a
decade.
ARTSLab
is
 an
interdisciplinary
centre
for
developing
creative
relationships
connecting
art.
In
addition
to
his
production
work.
Navegar
 Foundation.
 computer‐ generated
 animation.
Peter
was
awarded
the
Peter
Rasmussen
Award
for
Innovation
at
the
 2010
Sydney
Film
Festival.
the
University
of
WA’s
 Centre
for
Learning
Technology.
 taking
 a
 transdisciplinary
 approach
 to
 reconciling
diverse
disciplines.
 She
 has
 been
 instrumental
 in
 the
 UNM
 ARTSLab’s
 success
 and
 international
profile
and
has
specialised
in
fulldome
research
and
production
since
1997.
uses
a
combination
of
live
 action.
 the
 Australian
 Government
through
the
Australia
Council
for
the
Arts
and
Screen
Australia.
Swinburne
University
of
Technology.TUTOR
PROFILES
 
 The
 Dome
 Lab
 tutors
 are
 a
 mix
 of
 Australian
 and
 international
 producers
 and
 researchers
 who.
WASP
 is
host
partner
for
Dome
Lab
2010.
 audio
 design
 and
 music.
 photographic
 and
 film
 production.
Wollongong
Planetarium.
Hue
is
expert
in
creating
animation.
 he
 taught
 for
 10
 years
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Southern
 California's
 acclaimed
 School
 of
 Cinema
 Television.
 Current
 developments
 include
 the
 i‐Dome
 system.
 
 Peter
Morse
 Peter
 has
 over
 20
 years
 experience
 in
 video.
 He
 is
 a
 member
 of
 the
 Academy
 of
 Motion
 Picture
 Arts
 &
 Sciences
and.

 
 Paul
Bourke
 Paul
 is
 Associate
 Research
 Professor
 in
 Visualisation
 and
 Director
 of
 the
 Western
 Australian
 Supercomputer
Program
(WASP).
Our
 Living
Climate.
the
Elumenati
and
Sky‐Skan
Australia.
It
was
there
he
developed
 Mirrordome.
 
 Ben
Shedd
 Ben
 is
 an
 Academy
 Award‐winning
 filmmaker
 who
 works
 across
 a
 variety
 of
 story‐telling
 media
 including
film.
 a
 ground‐breaking
 system
 that
 revolutionized
 fulldome
 due
 to
 its
 affordability
 and
 robustness.
visualization
and
effects
 for
 immersive
 environments.
he
was
Visualisation
Research
Fellow
at
the
Centre
 for
Astrophysics
and
Supercomputing.
He
has
 a
 wide‐ranging
 creative
 practice
 and
 has
 exhibited
 in
 Australia
 and
 internationally.
He
was
the
1989‐ 90
PNM
Endowed
Chair
Professor
of
Media
Arts
in
the
School
of
Fine
Arts
at
the
University
of
New
 Mexico
 and
 a
 Senior
 Research
 Scholar
 and
 Lecturer
 in
 the
 Department
 of
 Computer
 Science
 at
 Princeton
 University
 from
 1997‐2003.
science.
Questacon/Scitech.
business
and
 technology
in
New
Mexico
and
beyond.
 which
 is
 installed
 at
 iCinema.
CSIRO
Brisbane
and
Rio
Tinto.
 
 Warik
Lawrance
 Warik
has
worked
on
television.
Previous
to
this.


 
 PARTNERS
AND
SPONSORS
 Dome
 Lab
 is
 presented
 by
 ANAT
 in
 partnership
 with
 the
 University
 of
 Western
 Australia’s
 Supercomputing
Program
and
the
University
of
New
Mexico’s
ARTSLab.
live
television.
was
awarded
an
Alden
B.
Dow
Creativity
Fellowship
to
undertake
research
into
 large‐screen
systems.
 data
 visualisation
 and
 3D‐fly
 throughs
 to
 tell
 the
 story
 of
 the
 history
 of
 the
 earth’s
atmosphere.

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 2010......
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LAB
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of
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materials
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clearly
with
your
name):
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to
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minutes
of
video

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to
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minutes
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audio

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to
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considered
for
the
Screen
Development
Australia
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