‘Event Dome’ Tag
Hong Kong, August 20th 2014

We would like to introduce you to SPACE BLUE, the perfect interactive immersive environment. We will be visiting: Hong Kong (August 25-29th), Macao (August 28th), Shenzhen (August 30th), Shanghai (August 31st – September 3rd), Beijing and Tianjin (September 4th – 14th). So please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

In a world faster moving than ever, wouldn’t it be nice to have a space to go into the blue, a space drifting you far away, a space for regeneration?

SPACE BLUE is the perfect interactive immersive environment for complete relaxation, inspirational tourism and experiential exhibi- tions. SPACE BLUE is a geodesic structure that is equipped with a 360 degree movie and sound projection. For your project we offer you pre-produced 360 degree movie content or we design your customized content on demand. Our production services include concept development, design and the complete range of media production. And we provide you with your individual turnkey solu- tions: project development and management, as well as technical services from installation, av integration to event support.

Why the Asian Theme Park Business Is Exploding
Beijing, June 26th (Hollywood Reporter)

2013 attendance was up 7.5 percent compared with the previous year, according to a new report, compared to a 2.5 percent increase for North and South America.

The theme park business in Asia is exploding, with 2013 attendance up 7.5 percent compared with the previous year, according to a new report from the Themed Entertainment Association. That compares with a modest 2.5 percent increase for North and South America and a dip of nearly 1 percent in Europe and the Middle East.

Disney finally has fixed problem parks in Japan and Hong Kong, and Universal is riding a hot streak from Orlando to Osaka — and activity may grow in China, where megasize real estate projects have floundered and developers see parks as a way to invigorate them.

The largest Chinese park operator is OCT Group, with 11 parks and two under construction. China’s Fantawild, which became one of the 10 largest group owners in the world in 2013, has 10 parks that enjoyed a whopping 43 percent increase in 2013.
- See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/asian-theme-park-business-is-714486#sthash.EYLVEpCZ.dpuf

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

Let’s meet at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, October 5th 2013

Let’s meet at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Conference: 19 – 22 November (Tuesday through Friday)

The VFX Alliance and domeprojection.com Team Up In Strategic Partnership

Hong Kong, October 2nd

The VFX Alliance and domeprojection.com today announced a strategic partnership.

About Domeprojection

domeprojection.com (Magdeburg and Berlin/ DE, Mölndal/ SE and Shanghai/ CN) develops technologies and 
display solutions for professional simulation- and training environments, interactive, immersive attractions and dome cinemas as well as multimedia experiences.

Our technologies are either customized turnkey solutions or are available for replacement, optimization and supply of single components of a display system. domeprojection.com is also capable of planning and implementing the whole display system: from warping & blending hardware to projectors and screens, including our own domeprojection.com auto-calibration solution.

We are integration partner for users of professional simulations as well as for themed entertainment, brand experiences, leisure parks, science centers, events, trade shows, museums and exhibitions. We are implementing projects all over the world – from Europe, Middle East to Asia.

In addition to providing display and auto-calibration solutions for simulation and training domeprojection.com either develops and integrates components for such environments e. g. virtual reality tracking systems, rendering hard-/software, or delivers total solutions, e. g. complete flight-, driving- and procedure simulators with vibration- and/or motion platform.

domeprojection.com is a solution provider and integrator in the following areas
• Simulation and Training
• Virtual Reality (VR)
• Augmented Reality (AR)
• Mixed Reality (MR)
• Display and Projection Systems
• Media Technology, Media Façades and Show Control
• Event-Engineering

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Domeprojection website

Interactive Fulldome Viewer
Hong Kong, 7 May 2011

It is not always easy to understand how fulldome movies or allsky images will look in a fulldome theater; we therefore developed an interactive flash application that lets you view dome master images or sequences in a fulldome theater environment.

Please check the following links for more details:

Interactive 360° Fulldome Images:

• Beijing – Central Business District
• Beijing – Forbidden City
• Beijing – Ming Tombs
• Hong Kong
• Macao
• Qingdao
• Rizhao
• Shenzhen

Interactive 360° Time-Lapse Video:
• Beijing – China Central Square

(use left mouse button for navigation, mouse wheel for zoom)

Inflatable Dome soon available

Hong Kong, 30 September 2010

The vfx alliance and partners developed a inflatable 360° Dome which can be build up in just a few minutes.

If you are interested in purchasing or renting or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Article: Entertainment of the Future

Entertainment of the Future
Beijing, May 14th 2010

Fulldome Movie Industry and Animation Production Environment in China.

What would you think about a movie screen that surrounds you; wouldn’t that be a great experience? Wouldn’t you, the viewer, for the first time in movie history really feel to be part of a movie?

“Some day in the not too distant future you’ll be able to go to a movie and the movie will be all around you. The movie will be over your head, it will be 360 degrees around you”
- Steven Spielberg, TIME Magazine, 2006

This new movie experience is called fulldome movie format. With this format, the image is projected on a 360° hemispherical screen (Dome, Planetarium) which effectively envelopes the audience making them the center of the action and, in so doing, creates an emotional experience for the audience that far exceeds that of conventional flat screen projections.

Robinson Steinke (石洛宾), a participant of METP3 (EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme) is working on this revolutionary technique.
Over the last three years he and his partners developed a portable 360° movie screen (event dome), the projection system, the content, and are currently setting up their business in China.

Business Environment:
The growth of the fulldome Movie Industry in china is currently very robust. In the last years several Chinese Planetariums incorporated the fulldome movie format and new Sciences and technology museums that were for instance build in cities like Beijing, Guangzhou and Macao were also equipped with this technology.
The most venues are located in Planetariums, Science centers and Museums so the content that is produced is traditionally for educational purpose.
This is where Robinson Steinke wants to go in to a different direction.
China nowadays also is playing a prominent role in hosting major Events, Trade Fairs and Exhibitions. Last year the Beijing Olympics, next year the Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the Asian Games in Guangzhou. For these events this format would be a great medium, using the fulldome technology in special-venues on trade shows for instance for the tourism industry, corporate events, art installations or Edutainment (educational entertainment) shows.
The modular 360° system (event dome) that was developed over the last years can be build up on site (indoor, outdoor) and the product range reaches from smaller dome segments up to full dome projection systems for more than 100 people. For smaller events or road shows there is also an inflatable dome available, this system can be build up in just a few minutes.

Animation Production Environment
There are still a lot of entry barriers for foreign companies in the media industry, but China’s incredibly rich history, culture and its diversity is a great treasure for new and different stories.
The Chinese animation market is for instance enormous. The primary consumer segment, China’s citizens under the age of 16, number more than 370 million. For comparison, that’s about 80 percent of the population of the European Union.
Fulldome movies are mostly animated; and the Chinese government is currently re-shaping the domestic animation and creative industry in a significant way.
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) encourage the development of this industry with strongly supporting policies. By mid 2009 there were 18 national animation industry bases and 8 national animation instruction and research bases throughout mainland China. The number of degree programs in animation has grown to a total of nearly 450 universities, and over 1200 universities offer some sort of animation education.
Animation in China is flourishing. China produced 131,042 minutes of animation in 2008, a 28-percent increase over the previous year.

The growth of the fulldome movie industry, the prominent role in being the host of major events and the fast and rapid development of the animation industry were major factors in choosing china as a place to develop this business model here.
The mixture between western and eastern culture can be a great benefit that can push creativity and innovation a few steps further.

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