Hello Earth

Why do we long for contact with others so much? Does Internet really connect people? How can we tell other potential inhabitants of the Universe that we’re here? Come and watch Hello Earth, the latest film made by the Planetarium of the Copernicus Science Centre.

Seeking contact with others remains one of the earliest and strongest humans’ needs. By trying to fulfil this need, we invented writing, radio, telephone and finally – the Internet. We overcame language barriers, problems related to distance and information flow time. Thanks to modern technologies and communication devices, we develop our civilisation – we are changing the world and ourselves.

Hello Earth” will take you on a journey through landmark moments of the history of communication: you will fly over the mythical Babel Tower, see the first pictograms – paintings in Lascaux Cave, pay a visit to Johannes Gutenberg, visit a surrealistic library, witness the first ever phone call, see the beginnings of the Internet and launch of the Voyager. You will immerse into Space and who knows – maybe you will hear someone seeking contact you with?

Polish narration – Zbigniew Zamachowski
English narration – Andrzej Blumenfeld
Music – Jan Duszyński
Direction and editing – Paulina Majda
Screenplay – Paulina Majda, Maciej Mucha, Maciek Sznabel
Sound design – Agata Chodyra, Dominika Kotarba
Animation director – Maciej Rasała
Animation, modelling, texture mapping, lights, rendering, compositing –
Maciej Rasała, Mirosław Restel, Mirosław Mielczarski, Magdalena Sobczak, Maciek Sznabel
Scenography – Paulina Majda, Maciej Rasała
Executive producer – Maciej Mucha
Producers – Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium, Copernicus Science Centre, Warszawa 2017

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Films shown on spherical screens of planetariums are made in fulldome technology. It allows the viewer to watch action taking place in front, over, on the sides and behind them. The viewers are surrounded with image, which affects all senses and makes everyone feel like being a part of the film. Producing fulldome films is a great challenge for creators, who have to inscribe whole frames and storyboards in a circle. All objects shown in a film are “placed” on the circle perimeter and point towards its centre. In fulldome technology productions there is no rough cut. Instead, video images change by overlapping and blending. Camera moves are also specific and much slower than in traditional filmmaking process.

Now in the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium you can immerse in the Universe like never before! Six new projectors with 8K resolution – it’s 2.5 times more pixels than before and 16 times more than on a full HD TV! We have also rearranged the Planetarium’s entrance zone to make it more spacious, more clearly marked and more comfortable. This is yet another phase of improvements we have gradually been introducing in the Copernicus Science Centre since 2015.

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