Jason Fletcher's Repository
Contact Me
Currently a Science Visualizer at the
Charles Hayden Planetarium
The Fulldome Blog - planetarium production blog I write
Projects / Art / Music / Poetry
Herringbone Bindery - my talented wife
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
Planetarium Shows I've Worked On
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA - completed in 2015
Blueprint to Blastoff: Free Engineering Materials - completed in 2015
Waiting Far Away - completed in 2014
Moons: Worlds of Mystery - completed in 2013
Undiscovered Worlds - completed in 2011
Streaming Videos
Vimeo - fulldome work
Youtube - personal work
Vrideo - interactive 360 videos
Social Hubs
Facebook - a good place to connect with me
Twitter - my archive of fulldome news
Flickr - recent photos I've shot
Linkedin - schmooze zone
Goodreads - list of books I've read
Reddit - what have I commented on recently?
Kickstarter - what have I funded recently?
FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource - admin of listserv
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
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 Pro
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 - Engineering MISSION
- Engineering for Middle School Science: Inspiration, OpportuNity

Immersive Film Festival 2015
- Awarded: Best Immersion


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


Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2014
- Finalist: Immersive Cinema


Waiting Far Away - 4k fulldome short
Distributed internationally to 170+ domes
- Screened at SIGGRAPH 2015: VR Village Dome
- Screened at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans 2015
- Screened at Jena Fulldome Festival 2014
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
Special Planetarium Events
A World Underwater: The Reefs of Belize

- Live presentation of 360 video from scuba diving at Glover's Reef Research Station. - 2016

Stories Under the Stars - Ari Daniel, science reporter

- Performance of live storytelling, radio, and music. Features true stories, both personal and inspired by science, that explore the theme of "Light in the Dark". - 2016

Einstein's Playground

- Live demonstration of what effects you'll see traveling at the speed of light. Utilized Unity3D to bring video gaming into the dome. - 2016

Space Station

- Audience roleplaying an adventure in the dome. Give commands, explore rooms, examine objects, and try to escape the Space Station, if you can survive! - 2016

Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars
- Ongoing series of live music with custom dome visuals - 2013-2016

DJ Spooky: The Hidden Code
- Created dome visuals for the World premiere performance: The Hidden Code (music album) - 2015

The Unknown Between - MassArt College student production
- Acted as fulldome advisor - 2015

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

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
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
Continuing Education
Learn to Cut Like a Pro
- Sur La Table: cooking course - 2014

Watercolor Painting: Experiments with Color and Texture
- Cambridge Center for Adult Education - 2013

Intro to Audio DSP and Synthesis using PureData
- Artisan's Asylum - 2012

Fundamentals of Contemporary Astronomy
- Harvard University: summer course - 2011

Finding the Missing Peace
- Meditation course - 2011