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
SupYo - untouched website from my high school years
Streaming Video
Vimeo - fulldome work
Youtube - personal work
Vrideo - interactive 360 videos
Social Hub
Facebook - a good place to connect with me
Twitter - my archive of fulldome, VR, and 360 video news
Flickr - recent photos I've shot
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
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

360 Video


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
Show Awards / Screenings
Planetarium Show Currently Being Produced

From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA

Immersive Film Festival 2015
- Awarded: Best Immersion

Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2016
- Finalist: Immersive Cinema

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

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

Waiting Far Away - 4k fulldome short
Distributed internationally to 195+ domes
- Screened at SIGGRAPH 2015: VR Village Dome
- Screened at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans 2015
- Screened at Jena Fulldome Festival 2014
Presented techniques for keeping a 4k production nimble and synced
- What's Never Been Seen: Successful Visualizing for Fulldome Storytelling
- IMERSA Summit 2016

Lead a small group in thinking about IMERSA Stragetic Planning
- Created goals and strategies for "Promoting the Medium" /// looking 5 years out
- IMERSA Summit 2016

Presented technqiues for using 360 video in the dome
- Future Immersion Panel at the IMERSA Summit 2015

Presented 360 video fundamentals
- NASA supported workshop for planetarium educators - 2014

Taught astronomy visualization techniques as a visiting artist
- Ohio State University: The End & Beginning of Everything - 2013
News Articles
Stars & Stardom /// scanned newspaper
- Globe article about our SubSpace Project - 2016

Planetarium To Make Cosmic Pop Magic
- WBUR article about our SubSpace Project - 2016

A 360° Tour of NASA's Engineering
- 360Heros.com interview about shooting at NASA - 2014

Special Planetarium Events
SubSpace Project

- Experimental monthly series dedicated to amazing musicians. The animators create fresh dome visuals to create a mesmerizing experience. A testbed for eventually replacing a weekend laser show. Music includes: David Bowie, Prince, Björk, Beyoncé, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Lady Gaga - 2016

- Presentation in the planetarium of 360 video from scuba diving at Glover's Reef Research Station. - 2016

- 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

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

- 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

Beyond the Telescope

- Features guest astronomers who share their current research using the planetarium datasets. 2012-2016

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

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

MassArt College: Sentient
- Student production - 2013
- Acted as fulldome advisor
Unique 360 Video Shoots
The Reefs of Belize - 2016
- Collaboration with MIT - Glover's Reef Research Station, Belize

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

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - 2014
- Spacecraft testing facilities and high bay clean room - Greenbelt, MD
Science Visualizer

- Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science - 2010-current
- 57-foot concentric dome with 209 seats

Freelance Web & Print Designer

- Realtime Republic - 2007-2010


- Natural Media Research Labs / web series pilot - 2008
- Post Effects / green screen studio - 2006
- Hamblin Studios / photographer - 2005
Conferences I've Attended
- IMERSA Summit 2016 - Denver, CO
- 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