Distinguished filmmaker and regular contributor to the NFB, Philippe Baylaucq is currently completing his third film destined for the Montreal Planetarium: the immersive projection experience Kyma on a hemispherical screen.
In the following interview, the creator chats with us about the artistic and scientific approach behind the innovative work he’s currently finishing. He also discusses the new processes and technology used for Kyma, namely the Vantrix camera, developed in Quebec. A foretaste of what is to be experienced at the Planetarium this May, for the 375th anniversary of Montreal.
"We were the first to use the Vantrix camera from Quebec, which allows us to shoot directly in full dome format, without having to use five cameras oriented toward the north, south, east, west and zenith (above the head). Digital files are usually added and smoothed over to create a hemispherical image. The Vantrix camera captures the entire image with a specially created lens for a dome. It was really fantastic, and in very high definition!" --Philippe Baylaucq
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