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!


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


Janire passing Bill the Nikon FC-E9 fisheye adaptor


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


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


Janire, Joe & Bill researching the FC-E9


Bill & Joe testing even more combinations!


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


Bill, Janire & joe brief Justin.

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!


“Because of digital technology, multiple industry sectors are converging, and we have a lot to talk about on the creative side, technology side and the business side. Everyone wants to see more viable business models for production, distribution and exhibition. This Summit will be a conversation where we can share the wisdom, look at what works and what needs to be done differently, what tools exist and what tools still need to be developed or improved – and move forward.”

–IMERSA co-founder Dan Neafus, director of the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Matt Wright & Janire Najera are currently over in the USA, researching and networking at a special Fulldome summit being held by the IMERSA Organisation at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

The pair will be using the Summit to explore the best capture and editing techniques available for the up and coming Submergence trilogy.

Stay tuned for their updates