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Loch Ness Productions to distribute Antares digital dome video shows to planetariums and other markets in the US

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

Related stories from InPark Magazine:
Bayley Silleck explores fulldome digital video technology and its applications
Special issue of IPM devoted to science museums
The New California Academy of Sciences by Martin Palicki
Jet Propulsion Lab upgrades its visitor center

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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