FULLDOME SHOWS

EXO: Are We Alone?

EXO: Are We Alone?

FULLDOME SHOW WITH NARRATION OR SCRIPT
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
25 MINUTES | 2018 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our Solar System — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on Earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives?

Executive Producer, Project Manager, Director and Photo Director Sébastien Gauthier
Script Sébastien Gauthier and Loïc Quesnel
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

KYMA

KYMA – POWER OF WAVES

FULLDOME SHOW WITH MUSIC (WITHOUT WORDS)
26 MINUTES | 2017 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Launched at Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in May 2017, laureate of a JANUS Award in May 2018 and seen by more than 100,000 viewers, Kyma transports audiences into a 360-degree allegorical tale of how our universe—and everyone in it—is composed of waves. Exploring everything from music to light, from the smallest particle to vast galaxies, Kyma is a voyage through the wavelength of life, a stunning and immersive show that combines the skills of artists, musicians and acrobats.

Director and Writer Philippe Baylaucq
Producer National Film Board of Canada
in collaboration with Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

ONE DAY… ON MARS

ONE DAY… ON MARS

FULLDOME SHOW WITH NARRATION OR SCRIPT
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
25 MINUTES | 2016 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Join this expedition to Mars and enjoy a thrilling immersive experience. You’ll dive into the depths of seemingly bottomless canyons and brave the violent winds that sweep across the Red Planet’s icy dunes. Set to music by Dumas, One Day… on Mars will take you to a world that mankind, in its ongoing search for life, could well visit in just a few decades.

Director Maxime Pivin Lapointe Writers Loïc Quesnel,
Maxime Pivin Lapointe and Isabelle Pruneau-Brunet
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

AURŌRAE

AURŌRAE

FULLDOME SHOW WITH NARRATION OR SCRIPT
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
25 MINUTES | 2015 | GENERAL PUBLIC

In March 2015, a team from the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium travelled to Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, to spend many frigid nights filming no fewer than 179,000 images of the northern lights, in 360°. The crew had the perfect conditions to observe these shimmering waves of light, beneath a clear sky far from sources of light pollution. In these northern regions, aurorae borealis are visible 240 nights a year, on average.

Directors Philippe Baylaucq and Sébastien Gauthier
Music DJ Champion Writers Sébastien Gauthier and
Loïc Quesnel
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

CONTINUUM

CONTINUUM

FULLDOME SHOW WITH MUSIC (WITHOUT WORDS)
25 MINUTES | 2013 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Imagine yourself lying in the grass in the countryside on a beautiful summer night, watching the stars ... This odyssey through the beauty and mystery of the cosmos is accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack composed of selected symphonic works by Philip Glass. Audiences will feel as though they’ve been catapulted through the Earth’s atmosphere and into space, where they’ll find themselves marvelling at the endless wonders of the Universe.

Directors Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
Music Philip Glass
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

VERTIGES

VERTIGES

FULLDOME SHOW WITH NARRATION
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
20 MINUTES | 2014 | GENERAL PUBLIC

What is time, really? Vertiges provides a fantastic playground for a skillful exploration of the philosophical, scientific and artistic aspects of time. Using fascinating images and a narrative featuring some surprising performances, Vertiges takes us on a disconcerting voyage. Audiences explore the relativity of time, the absence of time, and time as a sensory sound phenomenon. And suddenly, our traditional understanding of time comes undone.

Directors Jimmy Lakatos and Alexandre Burton
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

MINOTAUR

MINOTAUR

ABSTRACT FULLDOME SHOW (WITHOUT WORDS)
6 MINUTES | 2014 | GENERAL PUBLIC

In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle, and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth, leading again to calm. The cycles continue until the stars burn out and there is nothing left. Minotaur was created stereoscopically in Sandde, the world’s first freehand stereoscopic 3D animation software, but is also available in 2D Dome and 360° virtual reality (VR) formats.

Director Munro Ferguson Music Kid Koala
Producer National Film Board of Canada

PLUTO: CHRONICLES OF AN EX-PLANET

PLUTO: CHRONICLES OF AN EX-PLANET

FULLDOME SHOW WITH SCRIPT
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
25 MINUTES | 2015 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Until now, astronomers have only been able to hypothesize about what Pluto looks like. A team from the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium went to Arizona last spring to visit the legendary Lowell Observatory and film some 360° immersive images of the historic telescope that discovered Pluto in 1930, along with some of the most beautiful skies visible from Earth. Pluto: Chronicles of an Ex-Planet is an immersive experience telling the story of this intriguing dwarf planet that continues to fascinate us even today.

Director and Writer Maxime Pivin Lapointe
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

TEMPO

TEMPO

FULLDOME SHOW WITH SCRIPT
ENGLISH & FRENCH VERSIONS
25 MINUTES | 2014 | GENERAL PUBLIC

Our modern lives, ruled as they are by smartphones and agendas, too often seem like a race against the clock. In Tempo , the race stops to make time for the cycles of nature and the skies. Tempo makes superb use of the dome and an entrancing soundtrack to give audiences a whole new perspective on how we view the heavens, showing us the connection between our concept of time and our position in the Universe. Audiences are invited to put their clocks and watches aside and get back in touch with the bonds between humans and nature.

Director Philippe Baylaucq Writers Sébastien Gauthier,
Philippe Baylaucq and Maxime Pivin Lapointe
Producer Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium


FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT:

André Picard

André Picard

Executive Director

Phone: +1-514-909-9286
Email: a.picard@nfb.ca

René Chénier

René Chénier

Executive Producer

Phone: +1-514-802-1509
Email: r.chenier@nfb.ca

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