The latest news from the making of We Are Aliens!

The ‘Making of’…


After months of intense work on We Are Aliens! we finally premiered the finished 2D Fulldome version of the show at the National Space Centre on 10 October 2012.

For every show we make we go through an extensive production process, from carefully deciding which scenes to include and then building every last object inside the computer so it can be rendered for all to see.

We’ve took shots from three scenes to give you an insiders look into the making of We Are Aliens! They cover various stages of production from storyboarding and concept art through to layout and final renders. Be sure to make each gallery full-screen to see all the details. If you head over to our Flickr page you can even download the 4k files (navigate to the original quality image) and see even more detail or put them up on your dome to experience them in all their immersive glory!

Meet our Narrator…


Rupert Grint is the the fabulous narrator for We Are Aliens! The shows Producer, Paul Mowbray and Director, Max Crow went to London to record the audio with Rupert and one of the shows 3.0 characters.

The photo below, which was taken at the recording studio, shows them hard at work!



We Need Your Help!


We need your help to put the finishing touches to our latest Fulldome show, We Are Aliens!

For those of you who have seen We Are Astronomers you will be familiar with the little red, square headed “2.0” characters, see them here for those that are un-familiar


And here is a never before seen video of the lovely people we filmed to capture the voices in We Are Astronomers


Well, the 2.0’s are making a re-appearance but this time we want to give it an international flavour.

We would like contributors from around the world to send us their response to the question “Are we alone?” we need the response to be in English but with an international accent, native English speakers are also welcome.

We do have a place holder script which shows the durations we need, they can’t be any longer than a sentence. If you would rather just record what we have and then maybe add a few of your own answers that would be welcome, script here:

We have no idea how many responses (if any!?) we will get so if we get lots we will do a fun video after the film is launched containing as many as possible. Those that we select for the film will receive a credit and our eternal love and thanks!

The deadline for this is very tight, we need any responses by the 2 October 2012 for inclusion in the film but any late responses will hopefully be used in our fun follow-on short film.

We don’t need video just audio but if it is easier to film it then that is fine! The quality doesn’t have to be perfect, ideally no background noise but if all you have to hand is a smartphone that will do the job. If you have some fancy kit then you can send them as WAV files, 24bit 48k but mp3/aac etc is fine. You can email, dropbox, sound cloud, vimeo, youtube your clips, whatever is easiest for you, the important thing is that they are good and we get them asap!

All submissions must be accompanied by a signed release from everyone who is featured in the audio clip. You can grab a copy here

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in an NSC Creative dome film, spread the word and get involved!

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in-touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.



We Are Aliens! Concept Art


We’ve got a fabulous treat in store for you! In advance of the release of the hotly anticipated We Are Aliens! we’ve decided to share some of the out-of-this-world concept art from the show. We hope you like it!

Don’t forget to leave your comments. And keep an eye on the site for more exciting posts coming soon…


Teaser v02


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The second teaser trailer for We Are Aliens! features an excerpt from our Mars sequence. Our rover is called Exo-Falcon and is a speculative future international mission which will search for life on Mars. It is heavily inspired by Curiosity and it’s awesome landing sequence but Exo-Falcon features a drill so it can dig beneath the surface of Mars looking for microbial life.

As We Are Aliens! is a 360° Fulldome digital planetarium show the 16×9 version above looks a bit odd in places as it was adapted from the original fisheye imagery. You can watch it in it’s original 360° format below, don’t forget to go fullscreen and HD to see it in all it’s glory!

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The maximum resolution you are seeing here is actually just a quarter of the full resolution that the film is produced at (4096×4096 pixels). This massive resolution is required to fill the giant canvas of the digital planetarium. The animation team at NSC Creative are currently slaving away to get the 25 minute film ready for launch later this year. The finished show will feature extreme environments on Earth, a trip to the oceans of Europa, how we are discovering Exoplanets and what this all means to the eternal question, are we alone?

We are creating this film in Fulldome 3D, one of the first films in the world to be made in this format. You can check out the 3D versions of the teaser over on our YouTube channel by following the links below and grabbing your 3D glasses!

Watch Teaser 16×9 3D on YouTube

Watch Teaser Fulldome 3D on YouTube

The original music for this teaser is composed by Rhian Sheehan. The New Zealand based composer also scored our award-winning planetarium film We Are Astronomers. We are really excited to hear what he comes up with for the rest of We Are Aliens!

We will be posting Mirror Dome movie files in 2D and 3D to download shortly and maybe the 4k fisheye sequences if we can find an efficient way to share them (suggestions welcome?!)

We wish Curiosity the best of luck with its mission and hope you enjoy our interpretation of future Mars exploration!

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