NSC Creative attended their first ASTC conference in October on the beautiful Island of Hawaii, hosted by the Bishop museum.
This was the first time NSC Creative had attended an ASTC conference. ASTC was founded in 1973 and now has more than 540 members in 40 countries. Science Centre and Museum Members include not only science-technology centres and science museums, but also: nature centres, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, space theatres, and natural history and children’s museums; this again giving the team further opportunity to offer content to new markets.
It provided an excellent opportunity to find out about other institutions and get feedback on its productions and was a great platform for new content ideas and finding out what NSC Creative customers really want to see.
We then travelled to Hilo, (the big island) for the world’s largest Fulldome festival held at the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii.
The festival had 52 full length shows – the largest amount of content at a dome festival to date. Participants came from over 11 countries around the globe. Participants were a mix of Fulldome distributors, key decision makers looking to purchase new content from the Fulldome industry as well as our competitors / other film producers.
The selection of shows ranged from films that are standard features, 3D programs, children’s programming, large format film conversions, and unique individual films.
The festival is a great chance to evaluate and preview content as well as looking at what is new and also see how the content is received by a live audience. All shows submitted are voted on by a board of experts and, more importantly, the general public. The team was delighted to pick up an award at this event for best script for “We Are Astronomers”.
The festival gave NSC Creative the opportunity to evaluate any gaps in the market for content and information share with other film producers on a variety of industry related topics. The team had interest in some of its show licenses, which it is hoping to convert to sales.