Salt Lake City, UT, USA (January 16, 2013) — Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation (E&S) is proud to announce that they will be bringing a Digistar 5 fulldome digital cinema system to the 2013 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival. This is the first time that any fulldome system has been featured at the Festival. Digistar 5 will be installed in a 5 meter dome as part of the New Frontier venue and will feature Lynette Wallworth’s fulldome film, CORAL: Rekindling Venus, screening multiple times daily from January 18-26 starting at 1pm. Additionally, once a day from January 19 – 26 from Noon to 1 pm MST, E&S will demonstrate the versatility and capability of Digistar 5 as the immersive digital cinema system of the future by showing custom-made content. The system features two DLP projectors each with 2560 x 1600 resolution with custom fisheye lenses for outstanding image quality and brightness.
Shari Frilot, Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival and Curator of the New Frontier exhibition, said, “The support of E&S has enabled us to showcase an entirely new type of work for us – one that pushes the boundaries of audiences’ expectations around how they experience film. Digistar 5 is truly a look into the future of immersive filmmaking and entertainment.”
About Evans & Sutherland
Evans & Sutherland in conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary, Spitz Inc., creates innovative digital planetarium systems and cutting-edge, fulldome show content. E&S has developed Digistar 5, the world’s leading digital planetarium with fulldome video playback, real-time computer graphics, and a complete 3D digital astronomy package fully integrated into a single theater system. This technology allows audiences to be immersed in full-color, 3D computer-generated interactive worlds. As a full-service system provider, E&S also offers Spitz domes, SciDome, hybrid planetarium systems including Goto optical mechanical projectors integrated with Digistar 4 and a full range of theater systems from audio and lighting to theater automation. E&S markets include planetariums, science centers, themed attraction venues, and premium large-format theaters. E&S products have been installed in over 1,300 theaters worldwide. Visit the E&S website at http://www.es.com.