Still from Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Melbourne Planetarium will be utilising its 180-degree projection system, dome shaped viewing screen and reclining chairs to demonstrate the latest in fulldome films - an emerging trend in immersive cinema.
Every Friday evening in February, the Melbourne Planetarium will open its doors to showcase a series of captivating experimental films.
Fulldome Fridays will explore the creative potential of a screen that is more typically used to create the illusion of the untold depth and vastness of space.
"Our aim is to give people the chance to experience a completely unique approach to cinema, and see the latest in fulldome films produced in Australia and around the world," said Warik Lawrance, Melbourne Planetarium Production Designer.
The first digital planetarium in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Planetarium is a mind expanding experience and a favourite attraction for visitors to Scienceworks.
Films at the planetarium are projected on a hemispherical dome displaying seamless and high resolution images and video accompanied by stereo surround sound.
Some of the films to be shown include:
Alien Action: An absolutely new concept of entertainment and visual and aesthetic style.
It is the story of an invasion of extraterrestrial fighting robots on earth who are in search of new space for living - followed by a bitter fight for survival. In other words - the classic theme as known from decades of science-fiction literature and film history.
Pink Floyd – The Wall: Pink Floyd's album The Wall is one of the most influential rock albums of all time. This elaborate and creative production explores the themes of abandonment and isolation as symbolised by a metaphorical wall. "Another Brick in the Wall", "Comfortably Numb", and "Hey You" are just some of the instantly recognisable classic tracks.
Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown: Imagine a place where the universal order breaks down and where the unimaginable becomes reality; welcome to the world of Black Holes. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush, this show produced by the Melbourne Planetarium brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes
"Planetariums around the world are supporting this new cinema trend through festivals such as the Immersive Film Festival in Portugal, DomeFest in the US and the Fulldome Festival in Germany," said Lawrance
"The Melbourne Planetarium has received awards for its productions at both DomeFest and the Fulldome Festivals, and is the only planetarium in Australia to develop and distribute its own fulldome films."
For full film details, ticket cost and screening times, visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/planetarium/
For ticket bookings please call 03 9392 4800.
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