It turns out that I am terrible at getting around to writing blogs. But I wanted to celebrate the success of a show that I have been involved with.
Creative Planet are a Polish production company led by Maciej Ligowski, the creative talent behind the innovative show Dream to Fly. Maciej makes shows with heart and soul, where fantastic visuals entwine with real stories that capture your imagination just as much as what you see on screen.
I was honoured to help Maciej with the English translation of the script for his new (October 2017) show Explore. No I don't speak Polish; my role was to rework a direct translation to rediscover the intention of the original, and to ensure clear communication of the science concepts. Plus, a bonus: I ended up with a spoken credit, as a recording I originally made to demonstrate timing, cadence and emphasis of the words ended up being used to turn me into a steely spaceship commander!
So enough background; news just in: after having already been confirmed as having won the JANUS Astro Award at the prestigious Jena Fulldome Festival, and having bagged the Audience Award at Brno Fulldome Festival, Explore is now confirmed to have also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film.
But I still haven't seen it in fulldome! I can't wait to experience the full effect of those visuals which looked so great in fisheye. And I will see them soon - in just a couple of weeks' time at IPS2018 in Toulouse.