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January 20, 2012

CIA Students Premiere Work in 360 of Sight + Sound

Three University Circle Institutions collaborate to create the "Planetarium Project."

Students from the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music came together to create music and film for 360° of Sight + Sound at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium.

With the help of CIA digital arts professor Kasumi and CIA biomedical art professor Amanda Almon, five CIA digital art and animation students created a series of short films that were scored by CIM’s composition students. Each film will be projected onto the planetarium dome and will be a part of the repertoire of films shown on a regular basis at the planetarium.

The planetarium project is a unique opportunity for CIA students to not only experiment with new presentation methods and materials, but also to gain deeper insights into the nature and potential of the relationship between sight and sound. CIA students used a variety of experimental techniques including hand-drawn, 3D, 2D, and abstract composited.

In the summer of 2010, CMNH upgraded the planetarium, utilizing state-of-the-art SkySkan projection systems with several upgrades allowing 360-degree films to be shown.

A special screening of the students’ work will be shown on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:15pm and 9pm. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for CIA and CIM staff and faculty, and $7 for CIA and CIM students. To order tickets call the CMNH box office at 216-231-1177 x3286. CMNH is located at 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland.

Below are titles of work and the names of the collaborators:

Title: FLOW
Romero Smith, animator, Jesse Limbacher, composer

Title: Their Ghosts Remain Between the Pages
Michaela Lynch, animator, Chris Zajac, composer

Title: The Shadow Is Ripening
Vanessa Jeric, animator, Matthew Smith composer

Title: Planequarium
Bill Garvey, animator, Lucas Strakowski, composer

Title: Conflux
Tami Liss, animator, Fabio Pires, composer

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