Amanda Matulick on Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:55:35 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Dome Lab: Application deadline THIS Friday 3 September 2010


DOME LAB 2010 
Fulldome and other 'frameless' screens provide what filmmakers dream about -
an audience so immersed they become part of the story, an experience so
seamless that the story transcends its mode of delivery.

31 October - 5 November 2010 :: Perth, Australia.

The emergence of destination cinemaâ and the proliferation of large-format
screens in public spaces present a challenge - and opportunity - to
filmmakers and artists working in more traditional screen formats. At the
very least a new cinematic language is required, one taking account of the
audience's very different experience of stories presented on framelessâ
screens. Fulldome, with its hemispherical screens and surround-sound, is an
accessible and powerful test-bed enabling filmmakers and artists to
experiment with and develop this new language.

Reflecting its provenance, most fulldome content to date has been
educational and comprised of computer-generated animation, data
visualistion, or a combination of both. Now, however, there is a shifting
focus, with producers turning their sights to the entertainment potential of
live-action story-telling for large-formats such as fulldome.

Dome Lab is a world-leading intensive workshop investigating this potential
and the specific challenges involved in creating compelling live-action
narrative content for large format and frameless screens. Participants will
work alongside a team of creative and technical luminaries including
Academy-Award winner, Ben Shedd, 2010 Peter Rasmussen award-winner, Peter
Morse and international fulldome pioneer, Hue Walker Bumgarner-Kirby.

Filmmakers and artists excited by the chance to leap beyond the frame and
into the expansive creative potential of large-format, immersive screen
experiences are invited to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years professional experience in
their field (except for SDA Scholarship applicants - see guidelines for

Selection will be based on skill-set, with a view to putting together four
to five small production teams. Accordingly, applicants from the full
production chain, including writers, directors, camera and audio operators,
editors, and designers are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 5pm CST, Friday 3 September 2010.

To view and download guidelines and an application form visit: or call us on 08 8231 9037

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