MEDIA PRODUCTION AND IMMERSIVE VISUALIZATION DESIGN
Before transitioning into academia, Gano was Creative Director for the immersive theater planetarium show entitled “Search for Life: Are We Alone,” produced for the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. It featured data of the then very new discoveries of exoplanets around other stars.
The design of digital planetarium shows entailed managing creative collaborations with institutions like the San Diego Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications as well as with the museum’s scientific, exhibitions, engineering and business development teams. This project used a virtual reality authoring tool that has become the Digital Universe Atlas.
Gano designed and produced information graphics, interactive kiosk, and web content about cutting edge earth science and astrophysics research as the Art Director for Science Bulletins at the American Museum of Natural History. Science Bulletins uses HD video and animation to deliver the latest developments in the fields of astrophysics, Earth science, biodiversity and human biology.
Production involved tools for high-definition video and non-linear editing, real-time rendering software, 3-D graphics packages, motion capture, immersive environment software, and volumetric rendering.
FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION
In her early career, Gano worked in documentary film and television as a postproduction supervisor. Select projects include Michael Moore’s Emmy Award winning TV Nation, Laurie Anderson’s Dal Vivo-Life, the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and PBS’s American Experience.
WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN AMERICA
This six-part series was produced by Lumiere Productions (Calvin Skaggs, Executive Producer, David Van Taylor, Series Producer) and is presented on PBS stations by South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS)
“Dal Vivo (Life),” 1998. Foundazione Prada, Milan © Laurie Anderson