RELEASE: THEATRICAL

Seasons
1987
33

Seasons features the music of Vivaldi in a celebration of Earth’s changing cycles.  Spring’s awakening, summer’s growth, autumn’s harvest, and winter’s dormancy are beautifully portrayed, along with a look at Earth as a planet, the sun as a star, and the relationship between the two.

Beyond the Sun
2018
26

Celeste is fighting off sleep by reading a book on astronomy when, through her bedroom window, she receives a visit from MOON and his mischievous helpers.

Moon calls his helpers to order and then turns to Celeste to ask her if she likes to look at the sky.  Celeste brags that she knows all the planets.  The specks of light laugh and Moon clarifies to her that she knows all the planets that orbit one star, the Sun, but that there are many, many more stars in the universe.

“And those stars also have planets?,” asks Celeste.  Exoplanets, corrects Moon, that is what we call the planets that orbit other stars.  Would you like to explore them?

With the aid of his helpers, Moon leads Celeste on a journey through the universe to discover what an exoplanet is and how it can be detected.  Together they observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds, and super-Earths.  Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, astrophysicists who, from different points on the planet, observe the sky in search of a planet like Earth.

A new Earth!  Celeste is excited.  Out there, says Moon, there may be a star like our Sun, and orbiting around it, at the same distance as the Earth, a planet that has oceans, jungles, and – who knows? – civilizations.

Celeste is ready to go look for it right away, but Moon reminds her that she needs to get some rest first.  Before she falls asleep, Celeste asks Moon if he will come back to visit her again.

“Do you like whales?,” Moon asks the girl.  “I love them!,” responds Celeste, and she drops off to sleep.  Then we will see other again soon, promises Moon, before leaving with his helpers.

Cosmos Odyssey: Our Quest to Discover the Universe
2019
29

The scope of the universe as understood by humankind has expanded with the development of astronomy.

Starting from the mythological universe of ancient times, let us explore the Ptolemy’s geocentric theory, the heliocentric theory, the revolution brought by the invention of the telescope, spectrum analysis, and the latest technologies in today’s astronomical observatories.

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Lucia, The Secret of Shooting Stars
2018
31

Vladimir, a polar bear, and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.

Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks.  She tells them about a legend evoking “stones of light.”

Meteorites, shooting stars, these “stones of light” intrigue them all.  In order to solve this enigma, they board for the Moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus.  Who is having fun throwing stones from space?

Hypotheses, observations, and analyses will allow them to find answers to their questions back on Earth!

Kilimanjaro

Climb through 5 different ecological zones from tropical wildlife filled rain forest to arctic glaciers in this geological look at how Africa’s infamous mountain came to be.  Filmed in 8K.

Khrumka and the Magic Rocket
2019
33

In this delightful and charming show for children, Khrumka and his friend, Kippy, lean about space in their little school in the fairy tale forest and then, accompanied by their cute robot, Robik, go on an amazing journey through the Solar system in a magic rocket.

Genesis
2019
13, 7

“In the beginning, God, God created the heavens and the earth.  And the earth was empty and without order between darkness on the face of the abyss … and the spirit of God that remained above the waters said: Let there be light; And there was light.  And in that way, he separated the light from the darkness … In the light, he called it day, and the darkness he called night … “

This phrase that is extracted from the old testament of the Bible, belong that which relates the creation of the universe in the so-called first book Genesis – from the Christian Bible – serves as a conceptual basis for a free recreation of the structure of the universe, man and earth: It is an open and personal interpretation – free of religious or scientific character – to explore abstract concepts of the beginning of life and the universe.

Genesis is a real-time fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Music by Pina.

Voyager: The Never-Ending Journey
2018
27

The movie tells a thrilling story of the most remarkable space mission in human history.  In 1977 two space probes were launched to explore the farthest planets of the Solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune along with their moons.  These spacecraft greatly enriched our knowledge of the distant worlds.

Now after four decades they explore the interstellar space.  Like two bottles launched into the cosmic ocean, both probes carry an interstellar message – the Golden Record, intended for any alien civilization.

The Factory
2019
10

Unique short film takes you in the middle of a giant steel plant in the middle of the night – the place you are very unlikely to visit in your real life.

The film is a tribute to Zoox, the urbex photographer and explorer.  A fulldome short-film for planetarium and digital dome theatre.

Birth of Planet Earth
2019
25

Birth of Planet Earth is a planetarium fulldome show that tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins.

Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own.

The film employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth?  What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

Produced by Spitz Creative Media, NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab, Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with Tellus Science Museum.  This project has been made possible with support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office; funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

Arora
2019
21

An immersive fulldome experience about the beauty of Auroras.

Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors.

Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes.

For planetariums and digital dome theatres.

American West
2018
8

American West 8K shows real starry nights of American West.  You can sit in the planetarium and travel to famous places such as the Grand Canyon, Arches, Monument Valley, and etc.

This film was produced with 8K ultra high resolution using several cameras.  Your theater is not 8K?  It still looks great at 6K and 4K.

American West 8K is a fulldome short film for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Serengeti
2021
52, 40, 24

Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale.

It’s home to most of Africa’s most iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration.

Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem.

We’ll see it through the eyes of the youngest members of our animal cast as they imitate their parents, and learn about the mighty roles they’ll play.

Prepare to be awed by this immersive Giant Screen film about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.

Wingsuit Flyers
40, 20

The dream of flying­ has captivated human imagination since prehistoric times.  Even with the advent of aircrafts and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms ­and fly like a bird?

Wingsuit flight is a groundbreaking phenomenon that has adrenaline junkies traveling the world in search of one exhilarating experience after the next.  Our flyers have set records searching out the most exciting locations to take longer and more daring flights.  In this epic 40-minute IMAX experience, we catch a ride with some of the best flyers in the world as they journey to incredible mountaintops while teaching us the art and science of human flight.  The film is both a first and third person perspective from the flyers themselves and a name Voice Over.  It will feature incredible footage from POV helmet cameras, flying drones, and helicopter rigs.

What’s behind the pilot and the suit?  How can they fly longer and faster?  Will man ever fly without a chute?  We answer those questions and more while exploring the burgeoning counter culture of wingsuit pilots, whose lives are dedicated to chasing the thrill and pursuit of human flight.

Shark Heroes
2022

For the general public, often sharks are lumped into one category … that is feared.  However, sharks and consequent shark behavior is incredibly diverse.  Most species would be relatively safe to take a “dip” with.  However, there are two species that vie for the top predator prize in  the community of sharks … the Great White shark and the Bull shark both compete for the distinction as the apex predator of the deep.  The Great White is the largest of the carnivorous shark species and are the perfect killing machine.  The Bull Shark, although smaller is more aggressive and considered by many experts to be the more dangerous of the two species.  They are among the most ferocious of all sharks.

Both species have finely tuned electro-magnetic sensory abilities to locate and hunt prey.  In a scientific-first experiment, Shark Wars: The Ultimate Predator will explore how their abilities compare and push their highly developed sensory systems to the limit.

Shark Wars will capture previously unseen shark behavior for the first time on the planet, in virtual darkness, in shark hot spots in Fiji and Australia.  Our filming platform will be a revolutionary shark cage, taking its design from the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.  Using this cutting edge technology, renowned shark researcher Dr. Will Robbins will conduct an incredible two-phase research experiment to more fully understand the super senses of these fearsome animals to determine which shark is the ultimate predator.

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia
2021
46, 39

At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia!

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker
2020
44, 24

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions.  In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals.  Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery.  Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.

Ocean Odyssey
2021
40

500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.

Moonbase One
28

The Moon has always captivated humanity, inspiring us to leave the world behind and venture into space.  Come on an amazing adventure as we strive to understand our magnificent neighbor the Moon.

Taking place across the night of a full moon, we join a Virtual Reality games developer as she struggles to work out what is wrong with her new game.  The game is set on the Moon and it is all based on real science.  It’s due for launch, but there’s a problem.  Could the bug be something to do with the phases of the Moon or how it was formed?

The Fairy Tree
9
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