Loch Ness Productions (LNP – Nederland, Colorado, USA) and Antares Fulldome Productions (Barcelona, Spain) announced a collaboration to bring updated versions of Antares shows to planetariums and other fulldome (digital dome video) markets in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries.
Their first co-production is the Sept. 1, 2010 re-release of Astronomy:3000 Years of Stargazing. It features videography and animation produced by Sergio López Borgoñoz, General Manager of Antares, and his creative team. The soundtrack is based on the original script, edited and updated by Carolyn Collins Petersen, vice-president of LNP. The newly revised script is narrated by Carolyn, and features Mark C. Petersen (LNP president) as the voice of Einstein. Mark also created a new soundtrack, drawing from the vast resources of LNP’s original planetarium space music library.
“We were intrigued by the Antares shows when we first saw them at the Jena Fulldome Festival in May, 2010,” says Mark Petersen.
“Mark and Carolyn Collins Petersen have added their know-how and experience in soundtracks and scripting to prepare our shows for expanded markets in the US and around the world,” says Sergio López Borgoñoz.
The agreement also brings the two companies together in co-producing updated soundtracks for two other Antares titles: The Birth of the Solar System and Chronicle of a Journey to Earth. Both will be available later in 2010.
Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing will be presented at the Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival, Oct 6-8, 2010
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