Jason Fletcher's Repository
Contact Me
Currently a Science Visualizer at the
Charles Hayden Planetarium
The Fulldome Blog - production blog I write
Fulldome VFX Bookmarks - my archive of fulldome news
FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource - admin of discussion group
Planetarium Shows I've Worked On
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA - completed in 2015
Waiting Far Away - completed in 2014
Moons: Worlds of Mystery - completed in 2013
Undiscovered Worlds - completed in 2011
Married to Erin Fletcher / Bookbinder
Herringbone Bindery - my talented sweetheart
Flash of the Hand - blog of her inspiration & bookbinding gems
Projects / Art / Music / Poetry
Daily Photo - taking a daily portrait since 2003
Rulers and Dice - making music and mashing
When I Lived in Realtime - poetry written between 2004-2015
Jwiki - my own little wiki for recipes and random junk
Joy of Laughing - my dump for funny videos
Social Hubs
Facebook - a good place to connect with me
Flickr - recent photos I've shot
Linkedin - rarely use it, but alas
Goodreads - list of books I've read
Reddit - what have I commented on recently?
Kickstarter - what have I funded recently?
Streaming Videos
Vimeo - fulldome work
Youtube - personal work
Vrideo - interactive 360 videos
Archive
Supyo - untouched website from my high school years
DeviantArt - random art from a while back
Mandelbulber - designed a website some fun fractal software
Burning Man Photos - nsfw collection of fav photos from others
Jason Fletcher's CV
Studied at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
- BFA in 3D Animation - 2004-2008
- Merit scholarship recipient
- Early college program - 2002
Software Proficiency
VFX

360 Video
Web
Music
Maya / Mental Ray, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, Navegar Fulldome Plugin, World Machine, Deadline
Autopano Video
HTML, CSS, jQuery
Ableton Live, PureData
Production Management
- Comprehensive understanding of fulldome production
- Excellent project management and communication skills
- Strong imagination that embraces critique
- Projects built non-destructively with version control
- Able to conceptualize a series of design drafts from scratch
- Visualize 4k workflow and foresee problems
- Polished branding style, typography skills, and color theory
- Consistently finish projects on schedule
Awards / Screenings
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
Awarded: NASA Grant (2012-2015) - Engineering MISSION
- Engineering for Middle School Science: Inspiration, OpportuNity

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2012
- Awarded: Best Immersive Cinema
- Finalist: Best Theatrical Program

Waiting Far Away - 4k fulldome short
Distributed internationally to 150+ domes
- Screened at SIGGRAPH 2015: VR Village Dome
- Screened at Jena Fulldome Festival 2014

Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2014
- Finalist: Immersive Cinema
Presentations / Articles
Presented technqiues for using 360 video in the dome
- Future Immersion Panel at the IMERSA Summit 2015

Presented 360 video fundamentals and recent experiments
- Planetarium educators workshop (NASA-supported) at the Museum of Science, Boston - 2014

From Dream to Discovery: A 360° Tour of NASA's Engineering
- 360Heros.com interview about shooting at NASA - 2014

Taught astronomy visualization techniques as a visiting artist
- Ohio State University: The End & Beginning of Everything - 2013
Interviews I've Conducted
- IMERSA Summit Interviews: Recent Challenges - 2015
- The Dome Dialogues - Ethan Bach - 2015
- Shane Mecklenburger: Art/Science Course at OSU - 2014
Special Planetarium Events
The Unknown Between - MassArt College student production
- Acted as fulldome advisor - 2015

Sentient - MassArt College student production
- Acted as fulldome advisor - 2013

Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars
- Ongoing series of live music in the planetarium - 2013-2015

DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code
- World premiere performance: The Hidden Code (album) - 2015
Unique 360 Video Shoots
Shot using the 360Heros H3pro10HD rig - 10 camera system

Atlas V rocket launch of the MMS spacecraft - 2015
- NASA's Kennedy Space Center - Cape Canaveral, FL

Spacecraft testing facilities and high bay clean room - 2014
- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD
Experience
Science Visualizer
- Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science - 2010-current
- 57-foot concentric dome with 209 seats

Freelance Web & Print Designer
- Realtime Republic Design - 2007-2010

Internships
- Natural Media Research Labs / web series pilot - 2008
- Post Effects / green screen studio - 2006
- Hamblin Studios / photographer - 2005
Continuing Education
- Learn to Cut Like a Pro (cooking) - 2014
- Watercolor Painting: Experiments with Color and Texture - 2013
- Intro to Audio DSP and Synthesis using PureData - 2012
- Fundamentals of Contemporary Astronomy - 2011
- Finding the Missing Peace (meditation) - 2011
Open Source / Maya Scenes
- 360 Video Fundamentals

Astronomy Visualization Techniques in Maya
- The Nebula Challenge
- Jupiter Bands Simulation
- Customizing a Close-Up Sun
- Creating a Star Field
- Flying Through a Galaxy Field
- Background Stars
- House of Mirrors

Fulldome Camera Options in Maya
- Fisheye in 3D Animation: Supported Render Engines
- Custom Maya Camera for Fulldome Production
- The Hemicube Camera Rig
- Stitching Hemicube Renders into a Domemaster
- Defishing for Flat Screens
Conferences I've Attended
- IMERSA Summit 2015 - Denver, CO
- IX Symposium 2015 - Montreal, Canada
- IMERSA Summit 2013 - Denver, CO
- Comic-Con 2008 - San Diego, CA
- Singularity Summit 2007 - San Francisco, CA