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Friday, September 25, 2009

DomeFest 2009 Starts Today!

In just a few hours, DomeFest 2009 arrives in Albuquerque with premieres, shows, talks and demos exploring the past and exciting future of the fulldome medium.

Info on schedules and more is at our DomeFest site, but meanwhile a few highlights from Today's schedule:

Friday Night @ the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
9:00 - 11:30 AM

'Touching the Edge of the Universe'

US premiere screening and talk on the making of "Touching the Edge of the Universe," a new European fulldome film produced at the creative department of the "Mediendom" of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel (Germany). It involved up to 100 people and innovative techniques like 360° digital Red-One video camera filming.

Two Space 2009: The Dome Version
By Larry Cuba

In 1979, at the dawn of the computer-graphics age, Larry Cuba made a short, experimental film called Two Space. The film was released in the 16mm film format, a relatively inexpensive exhibition technology that (at the time) fell into a sweet-spot on the spectrum between the highest resolution available and the most affordable. Although accepting the limitations of 16mm, the artist imagined the film as a totally immersive experience, completely encompassing the audience's field of view, perhaps to be exhibited someday in a venue of the future --- a sci-fi speculation he thought of as The Ideal Theater.

As technology advances, wild speculations such as these turn into daily reality. In 2009, the artist was able to transfer the original film to digital form and then replicate each frame to fill the expanse of the Full Dome Master. This presentation will briefly review the processes involved in the film's original production in '79 and current rebirth as a full dome experience, finally realizing the artist's original vision, 30 years later. TRT ~6.5min.

Friday Night @ the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
6:30 - 9:00 PM

'DomeFest Retrospective'
A 50-minute reel of the best of DomeFest from the first five years (2004-08). Includes some celebrated NM works and show some of the progress and directions in fulldome since 'the early years.' Produced in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival with the support of the Australian Network for Art & Science.

'Celestial Mechanics'
Gabriel Dunne
Scott Hessels

Celestial Mechanics is a planetarium-based artwork installation that visualizes the statistics, data, and protocols of manmade aerial technologies -- a graphic display of the paths and functions of the machines hovering, flying, and drifting above our planet. The sky is filled with aircraft that transport people from place to place, perform utilitarian duties, assist in communications, enact military missions, or wander above us as debris. Celestial Mechanics combines science, statistical display, and contemporary art by presenting these mechanical patterns and behaviors as a dynamic visual experience. TRT ~10-min

Friday, September 11, 2009

Reserve NOW for The MUSIC in FILM SUMMIT: 9/18 - 9/19 Space is Filling Up!

From the NM Music Commission and Albuquerque Film and Music Offices:


presented by 
New Mexico Music Commission 
The City Of Albuquerque 
Film & Music Offices

If you are a New Mexico musician, songwrtier and/or composer you will not want to miss this FREE event 
(yes, it is free, but reservations are required)

New Panelist & Moderators Added!

If you are interested in the film, television & music industries, mark your calendars & make your reservation TODAY!

The New Mexico Music Commission/NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the City of Albuquerque Film and Music Offices / Economic Development Department are hosting a Music In Film Summit.

September 18th and 19th 

The event will take place at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, as well as a meet and greet reception at the One Up Lounge near the Kimo.



Mike Knobloch:  SVP Film Music, 20th Century Fox

Lizzy Moore: West Regional Director, The Recording Academy® 

Dana Sano: Music Superviser, Producer Zenden Entertainment

Randy Spendlove: President Film Music, Paramount Studios

Steven Vincent: VP Music and Soundtracks, Disney Channel


Pat ClarkMusician & Composer

Michael DavenportMasterscape, Inc / Espressive Artists

Tom FrougeMusic Liaison, City of Albuquerque

Chris JonasMusician & Composer

Nancy Laflin: Executive Director, NM Music Commission


Friday September 18th

4 - 5 PM:  Film Screening  Kimo Theater (423 Central Ave. NW)

5 - 7 PM:  Meet & Greet    One Up Lounge (301 Central Ave NW

*Must be 21 years old to attend One Up Reception.

Saturday September 19th 

9:00 - 4:30 PM - Panels & Presentations   Kimo Theater 

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register ahead of time due to limited seating.

Kimo Theater Schedule Saturday September 19 

9:00 - 9:30

9:45 - 10:15
Panel 1 : A Primer on the Definitions  of Terms in Film & Music 

10:30 - 11:30 Panel 2 : Brother, Can You Use a  Song?  Music Supervision & Song 
Placement in Film 

11:30 - 12:30

12:45 - 1:45
Panel 3 : What's The Score?  Scoring 
& Composing: Unlocking the Mystery of 
Working in the TV & Film Business

2:00 - 3:00 Panel 4 : The GRAMMY® Awards 
A Recording Academy 
Presentation lead by 
Lizzy Moore

3:15 - 4:00 Panel 5 : What Do I Do Now? Using  Our New Found Knowledge / Q & A 

4:00 - 4:15
Thank Yous & Wrap Up 

4:15  Post session mingle in the lobby

*There will be boxes in the lobby for participants to leave their press kits and cd's.  

Please note: this is not an event to submit work, but to learn about the business.  We will be sending all music from those who attend and submit packages to panelists.  

We would like to thank:

Albuquerque Studios & 

Sennheiser New Mexico 

for helping to sponsor this event.

For more information please visit: 

To register please email:

Nancy Laflin

NM Music Commission 

(505) 827-6454 

Ann Lerner

City of Albuquerque Film Office