Prospero Productions chooses Screenberry to present its 360° underwater show

December, 2018
Fremantle, Australia

Leading Australian documentary production company Prospero Productions chose Front Pictures to build a mobile dome theater that will be used to tour their new 360° underwater documentary “Ningaloo – Australia’s Other Great Reef” across the country.

Prospero Productions has been making quality, multi-award winning documentaries and documentary series for over 25 years. Their TV series ‘Railroad Australia’ and ‘Outback Truckers’ are featured on Discovery Channels and Netflix across the world.

Front Pictures supplied an FP HDx8 dome projection system that runs on 8 x BenQ W1090 projectors which are controlled and auto-calibrated by a single Screenberry media server to deliver 4K 30fps playback on an 8m dome.

The 8-meter negative pressure Rigid Frame Enclosed dome was manufactured by Front Pictures Engineering. With a net weight of 240 kg, the dome provides great mobility without compromising screen surface quality. It can be installed both indoors and temporarily outdoors.

The dome theater welcomed its first visitors at the Western Australian Museum in late December with the world premiere of “Ningaloo: Australia’s Other Great Reef,” the first of eight live-action shows filmed by Prospero Productions for fulldome theaters and planetariums worldwide. Playing to sell out audiences, the documentary features the underwater journey of marine scientist Anna Cresswell in a mini-submersible on Ningaloo Reef.

“The sea has always drawn us as filmmakers. It holds so many great stories and the Ningaloo Reef is just one of them,“ said Prospero’s Managing Director, Julia Redwood. “Fulldome allows us to immerse our audience in that world and transport them to this place they may never otherwise get the chance to experience.”