Ryan Jackson with Full Circle Visuals discusses his team’s latest dome project for the Rugby World Cup in Japan and the challenges of turning the dome into a time machine at the Giant Screen Cinema Association annual conference in Vancouver on September 13, 2019. https://vimeo.com/374069358
Despite being born with Neurofibromatosis that has left 90% of her body covered in tumour ‘bubbles’, a woman has found the love of her life – who just so happens to have the same condition. 58-year-old Gail Appelgren inherited a severe form of Neurofibromatosis (NF) from her mother at birth. Causing tumours to form on nerve tissue, they can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including on your brain and spinal cord – often making the condition life-threatening. Since she was first diagnosed at 12 years old, Gail, who lives in Edmonton, Canada, has received more than 40 surgeries to try and correct the thousands of tumours on her body and counter the skin cancer that has formed as a result. Over the years, Gail has been accused of being contagious and has been banned from public swimming pools because of the way she looks – however, her luck began to change in August 2010 when she met her now husband, Tim Golumbia, a fellow sufferer of the condition. Tim, 55, was born with a more mild form of NF, but understands more than most what it’s like to live with such a visual, and different, appearance. And after just a string of dates, the happy couple found great comfort in one and other and haven’t looked back since.
The City of Edmonton wanted to highlight the fireworks and other New Year’s Eve festivities at the Alberta Legislature grounds in an exciting new way and commissioned Full Circle Visuals to show off the evening in 360-degree video as well as run a livestream of the fireworks.
We worked with the City of Edmonton Planning Department to find a new way to display proposed building plans. The site selected was a proposed building at 9955 Jasper Avenue. We created a 360 degree panoramic image from 3 locations near the site. We the composited a digital model of the proposed building on the site so that people could get a sense of relative size to the buildings already on location. This was all packaged in a web friendly application so that anyone with a web connection could view the proposed building.
In October 2017 FCV was brought in to help complete EXO, a film by the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal about searching for life outside the Earth. Sam travelled to Green Bank, West Virginia to get footage of the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable radio telescope in the world and captured so spectacular footage of the facility to help complete the film.
We captured Google Street View images of the Edmonton Convention Centre during key events such as gala dinners, Mayor’s luncheon and weddings to create a VR app for iPhone and Android so that event and conference planners can see how each room looks during events.
The City of Edmonton contracted us to capture timelapse footage of an older Edmonton neighbourhood be renewed with new sidewalks, roads and streetlights. The timelapse footage will be mixed in with real-time cinematic footage and interviews to create an explainer video about all the work that goes into renewing a neighbourhood.
We were commissioned by the planetarium director at the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium to capture high resolution 10K 360-video of thousands of people watching the total solar eclipse in the United States on August 21, 2017.