The Life of Trees - the adventures of Dolores and Mike
Director, producer, writer, composer: Peter Popp
Life of Trees is an environmental 360° fulldome film, showing the unique life of trees. For every license sold 50 trees are planted in cooperation with the environmental organization Plant for the Planet
THE LIFE OF TREES is an entertaining and educational fulldome experience on the fascinating world of trees. It shows the importance of plants for every life on earth, how trees grow, how they transport water against the pull of gravity to the top of their crow, and enable diverse life on earth by producing oxygen.
A cheeky ladybug called DOLORES and a quirky firefly called MIKE take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Taking the perspective of insects, the fulldome film reveals the magic of the microcosm. On their excursion these two creepy-crawlies zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the sun? How do they grow? How does water get from the roots to the top of the crown? And how does all this make life on our earth possible?
The characters and settings have been chosen with the idea of using the full dome format in a fascinating visual way that perfectly supports the educational aspect of the show.
The score was composed by Daniel Requardt and Matthias Ulmer. Peter Popp and Paul Wyett composed three parts/song of the score.
Treetrunk (intro sequence)
Composers Daniel Requardt and Matthias Ulmer
An immersive contribution to the preservation of our nature. The first original produced fulldome film in omnidirectional stereo 3D.
Format: fulldome / omnidirectional fulldome stereoscopic 3D / flat screen 2D and stereoscopic 3D / 4K
Subject: trees / nature / life science / sustainability
Genre: Edutainment – education & entertainment / animation
Topics: life of trees / root system / water transport / photosynthesis / reproduction / ecology
Message: An environmental look at nature: trees and plants are living beings and essential for every life on earth and its diversity.
Arabic, Chinese (Man), Dutch, English, English (school version), French, Finnish, German, Italian,Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Portugese, Russian, Spanish (European), Spanish (Mexican), Swedish, Turkish, Thai
Animation, 4K, fulldome 2D and fulldome omnidirectional stereoscopic 3D, flat screen 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
UNITED NATIONS Resolution
PLANT FOR THE PLANET:
Omni-directional stereoscopic 3D in the dome / 3D flat screen
THE LIFE OF TREES is the first fulldome film that has been originally designed and produced in omni-stereoscopic 3D. Omni-stereoscopic means that the 3D effect is produced on any place on the hemispheric canvass. In order to realize this fulldome 3D effect, we developed and programmed software which enabled and optimized production processes: a VRAY PlugIn for fulldome 3D stereoscopic rendering.