September 22, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT. Evans & Sutherland (ESCC) is proud to announce that they have concluded a distribution deal with The Stephen Low Company to make films from their library available to E&S digital dome theaters and AEOS Theaters worldwide.
"Stephen Low is a master filmmaker for the giant screen, and we have been in discussion with him about bringing his work to digital dome theaters for some time. Stephen attended our shootout between 8K digital dome and 1570 film in Richmond, Virginia in 2014, and our plans have developed from there. This week, we inked a deal, and I couldn't be more delighted," said Michael Daut, Creative Director/Marketing Director for E&S.
"Our collaboration with Evans and Sutherland and their extensive network of theaters and their new high quality AEOS display system opens up exciting new venues for our productions and offers new ways for audiences to experience them. We’re very excited about our partnership," said Pietro L Serapiglia, VP of The Stephen Low Company.
The first film to become available under this agreement is Rocky Mountain Express, hailed as an instant classic for the giant screen and a winner of numerous GSCA awards. As an industry first, Rocky Mountain Express has been scanned from the original 1570 film in 8K x 6K resolution, and will be mastered for the AEOS display system in digital 8K, offering an unprecedented level of detail.
The next film to be released under this partnership is Stephen's latest film, The Trolley that Saves the World, that will have its first industry screening at the GSCA Conference next week in Chicago, IL.
The trailer for Rocky Mountain Express will be shown on an AEOS display system at a special GSCA event in St. Louis, MO on October 12, and then again at the ASTC Conference at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA on October 24.
About The Stephen Low Company
The Stephen Low Company is a leading producer and distributor of giant screen entertainment worldwide. Filmmaker Stephen Low is one of the world's foremost large format filmmakers, acclaimed for his skillful combination of creative storytelling and technological innovation on more than 16 major projects for the giant screen. His unique creative vision, storytelling ability, and innovation, together with his persistence on typically complex and large-scale projects, has yielded an extraordinary body of work recognized and enjoyed by audiences everywhere.
About Evans & Sutherland
Evans & Sutherland (www.es.com) a founding partner in the AEOS Theaters alliance, provides Digistar 6, the world's most advanced digital fulldome planetarium and digital dome cinema system, ideal for replacing 1570 film systems. Digistar 6 combines fulldome video playback in 2D and 3D with the most comprehensive real time 3D digital astronomy package ever assembled, all within a powerful easy-to-use graphical user interface that makes creating shows more intuitive than ever. The unique capabilities of the system, the Digistar Cloud Library (a resource for community content sharing), Domecasting (live broadcasting to planetariums), Show Builder (a powerful and intuitive way to build shows), the Digistar STEAM library (included content for science, technology, engineering, art, and math), and Ease of Use, combine to provide unequalled capabilities for immersive dome experiences. Evans & Sutherland is also the world's leading producer and distributor of digital fulldome shows including show converted from giant screen film. As a full-service system provider, E&S also offers Spitz domes, SciDome, hybrid planetarium systems and a full range of theater systems. E&S markets include planetariums, science centers, themed attraction venues, and premium large-format theaters. E&S products have been installed in over 1,300 theaters worldwide. Visit the E&S website at www.es.com.
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Creative Director/Marketing Director
Evans & Sutherland Digital Theater