Monday, September 24, 2018
McWane Science Center
We have a full day of content planned at the McWane Science
Center for GSCA’s Dome Day on Monday, September 24, and we look forward to
presenting it! We would like to begin the presentation at McWane Science Center
at 8:45 am to accommodate all the content, so the buses will be departing the Chattanooga
Westin at 7:15 am. If you are staying at the DoubleTree or any other hotel in
Chattanooga, please make your way to the Westin for departure at 7:15 am on Monday
morning instead of 7:30 as indicated on the printed schedule.
There will be two chartered buses, and both will have snacks
and water available. The drive is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Chattanooga is in the Eastern time zone and Birmingham is in the Central time
zone, so we do set our clocks back one hour.
If you are staying at the Redmont Hotel in Birmingham, you
can leave your luggage on the bus when we arrive at McWane Science Center and
it will be taken directly to the hotel and available to you when you check in
Monday afternoon. Please make sure your luggage is clearly labeled with your
If you are staying elsewhere, or are departing directly from
McWane, there will be luggage storage at the Drayton Nabes Special Events
Center room on Level 3 at McWane. This room will be available all day to Dome
Day delegates for snacks, drinks, lunch and meetings, as well as luggage
If you are not sure if you are registered for the bus, or
would like to register for the bus now, please contact Tammy Seldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for the chartered bus is $50.
If you have any issues on the morning of departure, please
contact Eileen Pheiffer at 1.314.708.0448
RGB Laser Digital Dome Demo
8:45 – 10:30 am
by the GSCA Technical Committee, with equipment kindly provided by Evans & Sutherland and Christie
Presenters: Michael Daut, Mousetrappe, GSCA Technical Committee Co-chair; Mike Lutz, Evans & Sutherland; Larry Paul, Christie
pleased to present a state-of-the-art Evans and Sutherland digital dome system
using new, groundbreaking solid state RGB laser projection technology from
Hosted by the GSCA Technical Committee, the
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. demonstration will feature a technical preview of the first in a new family
of never-before-seen Christie
4K pure RGB laser projection solutions. Using three projectors, the
brightness and resolution will exceed that of any single-projector digital or
film-based system, and dome coverage will be comparable to 15/70 film. The
system will use E&S’s
proprietary auto alignment and blending systems to produce a seamless,
ultra-high resolution image.
Fully compliant with the GSCA’s Digital
Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS 2.0), RGB laser is the only projection
technology capable of delivering up to Rec. 2020 color space for superior color
depth and stunning image quality. The demonstration will showcase stable, compact, ultra-quiet, solid state laser projection technology
that offers lowest-possible maintenance and excellent flexibility in projector
placement. The additional capability of high frame rate playback of up to 120
frames per second at full resolution enables more immersive audience
Content presented during the demo will include:
- 8K content sourced from 15/70 film
- 8K content sourced from 8K digital cameras
- 8K x 6K spherical remastering
- results of the 8K Digital Camera Comparison conducted by GSCA this summer
- alternative content
Experience the difference that
this RGB laser digital dome technology makes. Whether you’re a dome theater
manager, a filmmaker or producer, you won’t want to miss this first ever
GSCA-hosted RGB laser digital dome demonstration.
Shooting for the Dome
Presenter: Jonathan Bird, Oceanic Research Group, Inc.
The dome theater is
probably the most immersive theatrical environment in widespread use. Filmmaking for the dome, however, is quite different
from the flat screen. There are special considerations in composition, action,
lighting, editing, and grading to produce films that really work on a
hemispherical screen. Digital cinematography with sensors that do not match the
aspect ratio of the screen adds another twist. In this fun and action-packed
tech session, experienced dome filmmaker Jonathan Bird will make you an expert
in shooting for the dome! And as Rick
Gordon says: Follow this advice and save
yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to fix it in post.
Click here for the full Dome Day schedule