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Spending the afternoon at Bill Mitchell’s place, testing the timelapse equipment with the Sigma 4.5mm.

Have managed to connect my old Nikon FC-E9 fisheye adaptor onto Bills Sony HDR-CX700V video camera giving a real nice quality 1k Circular output, so it looks like we might have sussed out our behind the scenes documentary rig.

Also testing out the FC-E9 adaptor on Bill’s Sony NEX 5 as a possible solution to allowing him to be shooting on up to 5 bodies at once!

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Bill checking quality of lens via live view and a handy 40 inch 1080p monitor

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Janire passing Bill the Nikon FC-E9 fisheye adaptor

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Bill trying the FC-E9 on his Sony NEX 5n body

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The Nikon adaptor also fits Bills Sony Video camera so we think this might become our 1k behind the scenes full dome format Rig.

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Janire, Joe & Bill researching the FC-E9

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Bill & Joe testing even more combinations!

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Justin Duvall joins us via Skype to talk about best camera’s, epics vs ones etc

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Bill, Janire & joe brief Justin.

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Introducing…. Matt Wright

Hello to anyone out there!

My name is Matt Wright and myself and my creative partner Janire Najera are the two creative directors behind the Urban Reaction Research Lab. We are incredibly excited to be producing both the Submergence trilogy of dance films as well as delivering the films to audiences through the creation and utilisation of a touring geodesic projection cinema.

The dance dome provides us both with an excellent opportunity to continue a major area of URRL’s research and development into the best solutions for delivering innovative 360 degree content outside of the constraints of a fixed facility such as a planetarium.

We are also incredibly fortunate to be working within such a talented international team of creatives. Although the project is a welsh one, so far I can list at least 3 Americans, 2 Portuguese, 2 Spanish, 3 English, 5 welsh & 1 Cambodian working on the project!

El Rancho Timelapse Test of Sigma 4.5mm from matt wright on Vimeo.

Just a short timelapse test sequence shot on the Sigma 4.5mm Lens that we are utilizing for the Submergence trilogy.

Location: El Rancho, New Mexico.
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 DX Circular Fisheye
Date: Saturday 25th February, 2012
ISO: 200
Interval: 5 seconds
Exposure:1/1,600s
Aperture: F8
Weather: Cold Chill, Clear Skies
Photographer: Matt Wright

Had a really productive day out at our current research base in El Rancho, New Mexico.

Joe Abraham Dean was able to join us from Santa Fe and we spent a glorious sunny New Mexican afternoon stuck inside the house sketching up storyboard ideas and working on the Timing for ‘the beautiful’, the first of the three films from the Submergence trilogy.

The beautiful, which is choreographed by Tanja Raman is going to be a great film to work on as it is based around a single dancer undergoing a beautiful physical & spiritual journey. We cannot give away too much at the moment as we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but this will definately be a dance film unlike anything you have witnessed before.

Stay tuned

Matt Wright, Janire Najera & Joe Abraham Dean lens testing in El Rancho

Janire & Joe work on the beautiful's timing structure