Tuesday, February 14, 2006


tracking motion of horse leaving the frame - from Tarkovsky.
to be transplanted onto flying fur debris.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

model_hexagons shallow dome

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

IMAGE _ Lioness in the mail

just arrived. a 10ft piece of IMAX shot footage I bought some time ago at ebay. The image was unknown.
and here it is.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

IDEAS - Explosion, Implosion

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ideas _communication to out there

came across those two photographs in "Beyond Outer Shores" that I am reading, about Old Masset and Haida tribes on the shores of Haida Gwaii. THe two photographs (from 1890 and 1922) mark the disappearance of totem poles that came with Christian white folk.
The row of the totem poles as a way to communicate with the ocean.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

LINK _ Harry Potter

LINK _ beamed into space

I like that an audio track was attached identifying the message as originating from Earth.
maybe this can give you inspiration.

IDEAS _ movie transmissions for extraterrestrial eye/receiver

as Imax prides itself to deliver "the largest, sharpest and brightest images imaginable. Light from the 15,000-watt lamp of some IMAX projectors is so bright that, if one were operated on the moon, people on Earth could see it with the naked eye".
Conceptually I am seduced to reverse the system i.e. if operated on Earth, eyes/receivers ex-Earth could see it.
Imagining the dome as a screen that is transparent, and that provides a viewing membrane for the outer space, though I can imagine using the clouds as the screen membrane. would that work.
My IMAX movie, or my FAILED IMAX movie as it might end up being if IMAX does not deliver,
is conceptually a video transmission into space.
you might think of strata of clouds that it needs to break through, just refer to satellite images of earth on a "cloudy day"
so the 90 second movie (90 second is the maximum of one imax film reel) might be a transmission with interruptions.
the interruptions themselves could be interpreted by extra-terrestrials as some sort of code.

Monday, January 02, 2006

LINK_ listening to

obsessive guitar solo of Ernesto Diaz Infante from the Dec 11 playlist of Bethany Ryker on WFMU.
fast forward to around 2hrs into the show on real player>

Image _ tower_dome of popcorn

what should be round is a bit square as I drew it at home on my laptop with the trackpad - sorry.
but after looking at all those clouds I also see popcorn - and thought about a dome of popping corn, bigger then life.
pop-clouds. (remember also silver Warhol clouds that I always liked)
it would be kind of great to film a dome full of popping corn - sort of lit with weird etherial colors,
shot with hi tech imax gear. no?

RIM _ cleaning up Correggio

there were too many bodies in the Correggio dome fresco for me to be able to focuse on building layers.
I cleaned it up a bit (left) leaving only clouds and now can proceed with the foam model (right):

Friday, December 30, 2005

IDEAS _ ancient Chinese tube in cube

LINK _ convex security mirrors

Thursday, December 29, 2005

RIM _ tunnel

LINK _ Star sound

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


".....Digital Disc Playback. The system is a digital sound source specifically made for IMAX. A frequency response of 20 – 20.000 Hz is maintained over the entire audio spectrum of ten octaves. Six octaves is found in conventional cinemas. Three CD’s are used for each soundtrack, one CD for every 2 channels. The audio is sent to the Sonics TAC-86. From the TAC-86 the signal is sent to the computer-controlled 1/3 octave equalization unit, developed for IMAX. This unit matches the sound system performance to suit the acoustics of the particular theater in which it is installed. The equalization can also be used to compensate the response of particular films for optimized playback in a particular theater...."
Speker clusters are placed as follows: Channel 1 Left rear (theater), Channel 2 Left screen, Channel 3 Center screen, Channel 4 Right screen, Channel 5 Right rear (theater), Channel 6 Top of screen.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

RIM - clouds, blobs

LINK _ Thoreau and wilderness

Friday, December 23, 2005

RIM - colored blue

here is the edge all colored. It will go around with different scales and layerings so things can come out from underneath the folds:
I look at the Correggio dome fresco again to see how shapes emerge from the clouds.
I need to create enough layers of different scales so when the "clouds" shift with rhythm they reveal more and more activity underneath.
there might be some rules - like blue, "camouflaged" objects will move very fast so they can be noticed
or maybe they shoud move slow I dont know
I want the attention to be shifted from side to side, and up and down so one is pushed to look at the edges.

Color - marker color test on foam