Chicago, IL, USA — Specialty cinema producer and consultant Matthew Mascheri of Dome3D LLC will help lead several professional development sessions targeted to digital dome cinema (“fulldome”) at the annual IMERSA Fulldome Summit, Feb 14-17 in Denver. Mascheri will address such topics as live action capture, time lapse photography and production work flow, all with demands unique to the fulldome format.
“At present, most fulldome theaters are in planetariums, science centers and educational institutions, but the medium has attracted the attention of producers and developers in themed entertainment, military training and special events, and I believe will now rapidly branch out to those and other sectors,” says Mascheri, who has had 15 years experience with fulldome cinema production. “Many industries can see the appeal and potential benefit of immersive dome exhibition. I’m pleased to work with IMERSA to help spread fulldome awareness and incite fulldome innovation.”
Held at the Denver Museum of Natural History, the IMERSA Summit includes 2 days of professional development workshops (February 14-15) followed by a conference (Feb 15-17). Keynote speakers are Ivan Dryer of Laserium and Barry Clark of Telenova Productions. The Summit attracts theater operators, attraction developers, media producers and distributors, technicians and system providers. IMERSA fosters dialog between overlapping industry sectors; its affiliates include the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), Producers Guild of America (PGA) and International Planetarium Society (IPS). More information: www.imersa.org
Matthew Mascheri’s professional development sessions at IMERSA Summit 2013
Thurs Feb 14
Acquisition of live action and time lapse photography for fulldome
Hands-on session. Co-presenters: Jim Arthurs of Image Shoppe and Jess Wellington, video producer at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Panoramic stitching & HDR (high dynamic range) acquisition/processing of stills for the dome
Co-presenter: KaChun Yu, curator of space science, Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Fri Feb 15
Stories from the field, Shooting Live Action Fulldome
Co-presenters: Jim Arthurs and Robin Sip of Mirage 3D
Intro to panoramic photography for the dome
Co-presenters: KaChun Yu and Jane Crayton