Distribution of Planetarium Video Underway
We are ready to distribute the Timothy Ferris Citizen Sky 6-minute planetarium trailer to theaters interested in showing it. Click for more information.
Click here for background information on the show and to view it via YouTube. But remember that YouTube's small screen doesn't do it justice. The Cal Academies rendered a beautiful show that excels on the big screen.
Versions of the planetarium show have been sent to all of the major planetarium manufacturers and content distributors. You should be able to contact your vendor of choice for a copy. They should be free to use.
Please contact us if you plan to show the video!! It will help us greatly if we can give the National Science Foundation a report of how many theaters are showing the video! Just e-mail email@example.com or use this feedback form.
Planetariums will need at least one video projector to present this program; an additional video projector, a slide projector, and an all-sky projection system are optional. Audio is provided in both stereo and Dolby 5.1. Video is provided as 1) digital files in TIFF format for “slides,” at 4K, 2K and 1K resolution for printing to film and 800x600 resolution for data projectors, 3) High-def QuickTimes in two resolutions and aspect ratios, 1280x720 and 800x600, as well as two formats, H.264 and animation compression (preferred formats can be created from the latter), and 4) digital files in TIFF format from which all-skies can be created. The “Audio” subdirectory contains subdirectories for stereo and Dolby 5.1 versions of the show.
The QuickTime versions are small enough to be downloaded online. The 1K version can be sent to you on a DVD. The 2K and 4K versions can be sent via postal mail on a USB external hard drive (but which would need to be returned to us). We can work out other methods also. Just contact us for what you need!
This is a good show not just for planetariums, but also for amateur clubs, schools, etc.