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The Chamber

by Peter Althoff

April 6, 2009 | 1comment | Gear

Where Awesome has been known to happen.  We welcome you to join us in “The Chamber”.

No dome Studio should be without a dome. The Chamber was built by our own Richard McColman using pre-fabricated Fiberglass dome panels, and some good old hard work.  Its roughly 8′ in diameter and 9′ high.  Using a rather standard projection unit with a not so standard Fisheye Lens projection mount we are able to preview and discuss shot composition for our full dome shows. We’ve even taken to doing story boards using Photoshop drawing directly on the dome surface.

Its equipped with 5.1 surround, has a screen resolution of 1024X768, and sports a wonderful set of sleek gaming chairs.  This dome is even equipped with its own ventilation system to draw out the heat from the projector lens.

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  1. Jim Kachelries on April 7, 2009 7:23 am

    It’s still needing some racing stripes and flame decals to give it that extra boost. Though there are some rad glow-in-the-dark stickers that unfortunately aren’t entirely visible in the pictures.

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