FULLDOME SHOWS

Losing the Dark downloads - fulldome

To help raise public awareness of some of the issues pertaining to light pollution, Loch Ness Productions in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association has created Losing the Dark for fulldome theater operators to present to their audiences. It's just over six minutes long, so it can be worked into most show schedules — as a short, perhaps before the main feature, or as dessert afterward.

Losing the Dark has no license fee, and may be downloaded using the links on this page.

We have just a few requests:

• Please let us know you downloaded it, and where you will show it. Here's a quick form to submit: (Fill-in form popup window)

• Please show Losing the Dark unaltered, in its entirety.

• Please tell audiences how they can get more information about light pollution and how to combat it — by referring them to the International Dark-Sky Association Web site: www.darksky.org.

Creative Commons License Losing the Dark is copyrighted by the International Dark-Sky Association and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

We have made Losing the Dark available in many popular fulldome formats, and in various languages. Just select the pixel size (resolution) and movie format your projector system requires below, and the language you want. Save the zip file to your computer (the usual right-click on the link and 'Save As...' routine). Unzip the download to extract the files for playback on your fulldome system.

First, contact us. We thought we had all the popular formats covered already. What do you need that isn't here?

If we haven't made it already, it may be that your system requires you to compile/encode movies from dome master frames. If you know how to do that, we can make the frames available; see the dome master section below.


For those fulldome systems requiring proprietary slicing/encoding, you may be able to get the show directly from your system provider. We have provided dome masters to many of the major fulldome vendors for that purpose. Ask them!

But if you want (or need) to make your own movies, you can order the show as a "dome masters and soundtrack" package. You do need to have the resources — movie making software, rendering computer, time and know-how — already, of course!

The show has 11,555 maximum-quality JPG frames. They are available at 2K (1920x1920 pixels) or 4K (4096x4096 pixels) size. See the USB key section below for ordering infomation.


If downloading is not a viable option for you, we can copy any movie — or a dome masters/soundtrack package mentioned above — onto a USB key, and ship it. However, you will need to pay in advance for the USB key and shipping costs. (Sorry, we cannot accept user-provided keys.) You can use the standard Loch Ness Productions online ordering process for the purpose.

To order, note the DOWNLOAD FILE / PRODUCT CODE below (e.g., LTD_4096srx_US.zip) and enter it as the Product Code on our order form. Note the file size, and be sure to choose an appropriately-sized USB key when ordering.

Go here for Prices / Online ordering.


We want to offer Losing the Dark in as many languages as we can, for all to download and share. We made the translated versions provided below, working with kind volunteers from around the world. If you want to work with us to create a version in your preferred language, let us know.

First, contact the IDA's Scott Kardel. He is coordinating and prioritizing all the translation projects, and will discuss with you the particular arrangements that need to be handled. (Keep in mind that while your translation efforts may be provided free of charge, we still have real production studio costs to create, upload and store the 30+ different formats of flat-screen and fulldome versions currently offered). When those arrangements have been finalized, here is the process we will follow to make other language versions available:

 YOU DO THIS...
  1. Translate the script.

  2. Select and record a good-quality narrator.

  3. Edit the resulting narration into a timed narration master, and send it to us.

 WE DO THIS...
  1. Mix your narration master into our existing music/sound effects tracks.

  2. Combine the new language soundtrack with the existing video, and encode into the various formats seen below.

  3. Publish the newly-translated movies on the Internet for all to share and enjoy.

The details...

First, contact the IDA. It's possible that translation work for the language you want may already be underway, but not indicated below.

Then, download the English language script PDF and an English language show. You will use the English soundtrack of the movie as a timing reference for editing your translated narration text.

Translate the script. Because the visual timing is already fixed, the durations of the translated paragraphs need to match their English counterparts closely.

Select a voice talent to narrate your translated script. Explain to them how their narration will be used, and obtain their permission for their voice to be distributed in this show.

Record your narrator reading your translated script. In your audio editing software, assemble the good takes, and space the paragraphs to match the English timings.

Send the resulting narration to us. We want to receive a 16-bit, 48kHz WAV file, either 1) in mono, and/or 2) in stereo, with your narration only on the left channel, and our English soundtrack mixed in mono on the right channel, so we can hear how you aligned the timing of your narration with ours.

We will mix your narration with our show master music/fx tracks, ensuring the relative audio levels are optimal.

Finally, we will merge the new audio soundtrack with the video, render it in all the various versions, and post those new movies here on our Web site, on the IDA's site, on YouTube, etc.


IN PLANNING/PRODUCTION
 Dutch
 Greek
 Italian
 Portuguese

RECOMMENDED FOR
PIXEL SIZE / FORMAT
FILE SIZE
DOWNLOAD FILE / PRODUCT CODE
 Digitalis Digitarium Alpha
768x768
MPG
~418 MB
 US English LTD_0768_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_0768_CT.zip
 French LTD_0768_FR.zip
 German LTD_0768_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_0768_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_0768_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_0768_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_0768_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_0768_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_0768_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_0768_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_0768_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_0768_TU.zip
 Science First
Digital STARLAB
(older models)
768x768
MOV
~120 MB
 US English LTD_0768mov_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_0768mov_CT.zip
 French LTD_0768mov_FR.zip
 German LTD_0768mov_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_0768mov_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_0768mov_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_0768mov_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_0768mov_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_0768mov_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_0768mov_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_0768mov_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_0768mov_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_0768mov_TU.zip
 Digitalis Digitarium 1024 models

 Spitz SciDome 1024, HB
1024x1024
MPG
~442 MB
 US English LTD_1024_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1024_CT.zip
 French LTD_1024_FR.zip
 German LTD_1024_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1024_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1024_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1024_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1024_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1024_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1024_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1024_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1024_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1024_TU.zip
 Konica Minolta
MEDIAGLOBE
(includes title.txt, .stl play files)
1024x1024
MPG
~440 MB
 US English LTD_1024mg_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1024mg_CT.zip
 French LTD_1024mg_FR.zip
 German LTD_1024mg_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1024mg_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1024mg_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1024mg_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1024mg_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1024mg_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1024mg_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1024mg_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1024mg_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1024mg_TU.zip
 Konica Minolta
MEDIAGLOBE-II
(includes title.txt, .java play files)
1024x1024
MPG
~445 MB
 US English LTD_1024mg2_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1024mg2_CT.zip
 French LTD_1024mg2_FR.zip
 German LTD_1024mg2_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1024mg2_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1024mg2_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1024mg2_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1024mg2_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1024mg2_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1024mg2_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1024mg2_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1024mg2_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1024mg2_TU.zip
 Science First
Digital STARLAB
1024x1024
MOV
~244 MB
 US English LTD_1024mov_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1024mov_CT.zip
 French LTD_1024mov_FR.zip
 German LTD_1024mov_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1024mov_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1024mov_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1024mov_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1024mov_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1024mov_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1024mov_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1024mov_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1024mov_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1024mov_TU.zip
 Sky-Skan Definiti PD

 Elumenati OmniFocus X2
1024x768 truncated
MPG
~441 MB
 US English LTD_1024t_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1024t_CT.zip
 French LTD_1024t_FR.zip
 German LTD_1024t_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1024t_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1024t_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1024t_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1024t_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1024t_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1024t_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1024t_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1024t_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1024t_TU.zip
Mirror systems such as
 Ash Enterprises
Warped Media
1408x1408
MOV
~1.6 GB
 US English LTD_1408_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1408_CT.zip
 French LTD_1408_FR.zip
 German LTD_1408_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1408_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1408_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1408_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1408_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1408_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1408_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1408_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1408_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1408_TU.zip
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar SP2
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
1408x1408
MPG
~1.8 GB
 US English LTD_1408es_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1408es_CT.zip
 French LTD_1408es_FR.zip
 German LTD_1408es_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1408es_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1408es_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1408es_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1408es_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1408es_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1408es_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1408es_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1408es_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1408es_TU.zip
 Elumenati OmniFocus
1408x1056 truncated
MPG
~446 MB
 US English LTD_1408t_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1408t_CT.zip
 French LTD_1408t_FR.zip
 German LTD_1408t_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1408t_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1408t_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1408t_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1408t_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1408t_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1408t_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1408t_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1408t_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1408t_TU.zip
 Digitalis Digitarium Kappa

 Spitz SciDome 1600

 Konica Minolta MEDIAGLOBE-III
1600x1600
MPG
~1.6 GB
 US English LTD_1600_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1600_CT.zip
 French LTD_1600_FR.zip
 German LTD_1600_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1600_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1600_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1600_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1600_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1600_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1600_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1600_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1600_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1600_TU.zip
Mirror systems such as
 Ash Enterprises
Warped Media HD
1920x1920
MOV
~2.6 GB
 US English LTD_1920_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1920_CT.zip
 French LTD_1920_FR.zip
 German LTD_1920_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1920_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1920_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1920_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1920_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1920_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1920_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1920_RX.zip
 Spanish LTD_1920_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1920_TU.zip
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar SP2 HD
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
1920x1920
MPG
~1.8 GB
 US English LTD_1920es_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1920es_CT.zip
 French LTD_1920es_FR.zip
 German LTD_1920es_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1920es_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1920es_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1920es_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1920es_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1920es_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1920es_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1920es_RX.zip
 Spanish LTD_1920es_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1920es_TU.zip
 Elumenati
OmniFocus
1920x1200 truncated
WMV
~366 MB
 US English LTD_1920t_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1920t_CT.zip
 French LTD_1920t_FR.zip
 German LTD_1920t_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1920t_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1920t_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1920t_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1920t_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1920t_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1920t_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1920t_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1920t_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1920t_TU.zip
 e-Planetarium
Newtonian
1920x1080 pre-warped
MOV
~1.1 GB
 US English LTD_1920w_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1920w_CT.zip
 French LTD_1920w_FR.zip
 German LTD_1920w_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1920w_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1920w_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1920w_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1920w_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1920w_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1920w_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1920w_RX.zip
 Spanish LTD_1920w_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1920w_TU.zip
 Spitz SciDome HD
(older models)
1920x1920
WMV
~372 MB
 US English LTD_1920wmv_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_1920wmv_CT.zip
 French LTD_1920wmv_FR.zip
 German LTD_1920wmv_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_1920wmv_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_1920wmv_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_1920wmv_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_1920wmv_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_1920wmv_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_1920wmv_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_1920wmv_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_1920wmv_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_1920wmv_TU.zip
 Konica Minolta
Super MEDIAGLOBE-II
2400x2400
MPG
~1.6 GB
 US English LTD_2400_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_2400_CT.zip
 French LTD_2400_FR.zip
 German LTD_2400_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_2400_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_2400_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_2400_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_2400_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_2400_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_2400_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_2400_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_2400_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_2400_TU.zip
 Spitz SciDome XD,
HD (newer models)
2560x2560
MPG
~1.6 GB
 US English LTD_2560_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_2560_CT.zip
 French LTD_2560_FR.zip
 German LTD_2560_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_2560_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_2560_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_2560_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_2560_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_2560_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_2560_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_2560_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_2560_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_2560_TU.zip
The files below are too big for efficient downloading. You'll need to order them on a USB key.
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar CRT
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
6 sliced channels
MPG
~11 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_4096crt_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_4096crt_CT.zip
 French LTD_4096crt_FR.zip
 German LTD_4096crt_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_4096crt_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_4096crt_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_4096crt_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_4096crt_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_4096crt_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_4096crt_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_4096crt_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_4096crt_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_4096crt_TU.zip
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar DLP
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
6 sliced channels
MPG
~11 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_4096dlp_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_4096dlp_CT.zip
 French LTD_4096dlp_FR.zip
 German LTD_4096dlp_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_4096dlp_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_4096dlp_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_4096dlp_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_4096dlp_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_4096dlp_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_4096dlp_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_4096dlp_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_4096dlp_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_4096dlp_TU.zip
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar Sony/JVC
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
8 sliced channels
MPG
~17 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_4096srx_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_4096srx_CT.zip
 French LTD_4096srx_FR.zip
 German LTD_4096srx_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_4096srx_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_4096srx_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_4096srx_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_4096srx_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_4096srx_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_4096srx_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_4096srx_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_4096srx_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_4096srx_TU.zip
 Evans & Sutherland
Digistar Laser
(includes .sft, d4s play files)
16 sliced channels
MPG
~22 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_4096lsr_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_4096lsr_CT.zip
 French LTD_4096lsr_FR.zip
 German LTD_4096lsr_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_4096lsr_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_4096lsr_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_4096lsr_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_4096lsr_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_4096lsr_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_4096lsr_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_4096lsr_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_4096lsr_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_4096lsr_TU.zip
2K Dome Master / Soundtrack package
1920x1920 JPG frames,
48kHz stereo WAV audio
~21 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_2k_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_2k_CT.zip
 French LTD_2k_FR.zip
 German LTD_2k_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_2k_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_2k_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_2k_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_2k_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_2k_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_2k_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_2k_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_2k_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_2k_TU.zip
4K Dome Master / Soundtrack package
4096x4096 JPG frames,
48kHz stereo WAV audio
~47 GB
      Buy USB key
 US English LTD_4k_US.zip
 Cantonese LTD_4k_CT.zip
 French LTD_4k_FR.zip
 German LTD_4k_DE.zip
 Hebrew LTD_4k_HE.zip
 Hindi LTD_4k_HI.zip
 Japanese LTD_4k_JP.zip
 Korean LTD_4k_KR.zip
 Mandarin LTD_4k_CN.zip
 Polish LTD_4k_PL.zip
 Russian LTD_4k_RU.zip
 Spanish LTD_4k_SP.zip
 Turkish LTD_4k_TU.zip