VORTEX VR – A Unity Fulldome 3D Player for the Oculus Rift

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Featured, Vortex | One Comment
VORTEX VR – A Unity Fulldome 3D Player for the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has been gaining momentum over the past couple of years and if you haven’t heard, it’s tipped as being the VR system that will succeed. The new Crystal Cove prototype was a big hit at CES earlier this year winning the best of CES award and appearing on every tech blog from […]

Hyperbolic Orange and the River to Hell

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Hyperbolic Orange and the River to Hell

The River Styx. A river whose blue is as dark as black… The tumultuous stygian blue currents claw at the underbelly of Phlegyas’ vessel. Writhing with distorted faces of the sullen, its inky blackness belongs only in nightmares. A blue that has no place in the natural world. Imagining a colour that isn’t in reality […]

v.02 Breakdown – How it all Works and That

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Stereoscopy, v.02 | 4 Comments
v.02 Breakdown – How it all Works and That

  When we started v.02, we had never made anything quite like it before, and I’m pretty sure no-one else has either. What makes v.02 different to anything else is the combination of several things, which individually are quite common. These things are: VJing Fulldome/Immersion Stereoscopy Each on their own are easy enough to accomplish […]

V.02 – Versioning Up

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in v.02 | No Comments
V.02 – Versioning Up

As v.02 reached its final week of production, the most important thing in my life emerges screaming from my wife’s belly pot; My charming son Finch. I have a million words to say about that tiny hulk of boy but they are best committed to paper or sung aloud from the glorious heights of the […]

Vortex at B3 Biennale.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Fulldome, Vortex | No Comments
Vortex at B3 Biennale.

Video by Ralph Heinsohn B3 is a film festival… Primarily for flat-screen films. It is a flat-screen film festival that has a fulldome section within the program. There aren’t many standard film festivals that do. Vortex has been selected to be shown in the fulldome shorts section of the program. Awesome! To see the short […]

This Entire ‘Not Working’ Thing

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in v.02 | 2 Comments
This Entire ‘Not Working’ Thing

Since its inception we have been aiming towards making V02 stereoscopic. It wasn’t long after a few discussions about equipment prices and technical challenges that we decided to drop this entire ’3D’ thing and save ourselves a whole load of pain. Then we got back onto the idea, forgetting about this entire ‘pain’ thing and […]

V02… The Evolution of V01

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in v.02 | No Comments
V02… The Evolution of V01

So last year, the techsQUAD were allowed to stretch their pretty wings and create a very short 2 week exhibition at QUAD Gallery in Derby. With the hope of more exhibitions to follow they named it V01. Having worked on some stuff with Robbie before, I was invited to work on the visuals for the […]

DIY Dome – First Light

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Fulldome | One Comment
DIY Dome – First Light

From my last post I was hoping to make a solid base for my dome and do some testing, so this is where this chapter of the adventure begins. Building the base I have no tools or workshop of my own, but I am blessed with a Dad who does. He also has a chop […]

Vortex at SAT Fest 2013

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Fulldome | No Comments
Vortex at SAT Fest 2013

I’m massively proud to be a part of this. Vortex being one of only 3 international films. The Satosphere is the only permanent dome in the world I know of that is aimed specifically at creatives. They’re the perfect model for building a dome as a cultural hub. What they’re doing is completely new and […]

A Portrait of Stefan Berke & Jan Zehn

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Fulldome, Sketchbook | 3 Comments
A Portrait of Stefan Berke & Jan Zehn

Stephan Berke & Jan Zehn are two brilliant people pushing the boundaries of fulldome. Their work has been screened across the world and picked up a number of awards on the way. What they make is hard to describe with words… As are they. I have done a few sketches of Stefan now and tried […]