How do you plan a planetarium show so that is educational and entertaining? This post by Curt Spivey gives some concepts to pay attention to and how to put an outline together.
While we were able to make this show “on the cheap,” it still does take money to get started.
In the next series of postings, we will focus on Curt Spivey, our planetarium engineer, and the director of Cosmic Castaways. Curt has had a long and varied experience as a planetarium engineer and show producer. Here, Curt is talking about his experiences working in different planetariums. Take it away, Curt!
We spent an enormous amount of time working on the script for Cosmic Castaways – almost as much as time as it took to render the show. When we were writing the first draft of our show script, I was reading a book from Seth Godin called Linchpin, which is a manifesto on creativity and […]
Cosmic Castaways forced me to get better at managing people really fast. The show required scientific knowledge, writing skills, music production, digital rendering of scenes, voice acting, audience research, marketing, etc…
Science on the Half Sphere’s first full-length planetarium show is Cosmic Castaways. In this series of posts, we will talk about how the show was made. The goal is to help other people interested in making full-dome planetarium shows see what we did, and hopefully avoid our mistakes!
Science on the Half Sphere is an initiative to both develop and to distribute materials that will be useful for fulldome media, which is being used more often at planetaria worldwide. SotHS is a collaboration between faculty, staff and students at the Ward Beecher Planetarium (at Youngstown State University) and CosmoQuest. The goals of SotHS […]