Jason Fletcher's Repository
Contact Me
Currently an Associate Producer at the
Charles Hayden Planetarium
The Fulldome Blog - planetarium production blog I write
Projects / Art / Music / Poetry
Herringbone Bindery - my talented wife
Daily Photo Timelapse - taking a daily portrait since 2003
Github - collection of my Pure Data projects
When I Lived in Realtime - collected poetry from 2004-2015
Jwiki - my own little wiki for recipes & random stuff
Joy of Laughing - dump for funny videos
SupYo - untouched website from my high school years
FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource - admin of listserv
Planetarium Shows I've Worked On
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA - 2015
Waiting Far Away - 2014
Moons: Worlds of Mystery - 2013
Undiscovered Worlds - 2011
Video Collection
Vimeo - fulldome projects
YouTube - VR experiments, VFX reels, synth jams
Jason Fletcher's CV
Studied at SAIC
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- BFA in 3D Animation - 2004-2008
- Merit scholarship recipient
- Early college program - 2002

Harvard University Extension School

- Fundamentals of Contemporary Astronomy - 2011
Immersive Production Expert
- Comprehensive understanding of fulldome and VR production
- 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
Software Proficiency
VFX


360 Video

Web

Music
Maya, Mental Ray, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, World Machine, Deadline
Autopano Video Pro
HTML, CSS, jQuery
Ableton Live, Pure Data
Work Experience
Associate Producer
- 2017-current
Science Visualizer
- 2010-2017
- Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science
- 57-foot concentric dome with 209 seats

Freelance Web & Print Designer

- Realtime Republic - 2007-2010

Internships

- Natural Media Research Labs /// web series pilot - 2008
- Post Effects /// green screen studio - 2006
- Hamblin Studios /// photographer - 2005
Special Planetarium Events
Summer Thursdays

- Series of innovative nightlife events in the planetarium featuring live music, improv comedy, sci-fi movie screenings, and trivia. - 2017

SubSpace Project

- Musical tributes in the planetarium featuring original dome visuals. A testbed for replacing weekend laser shows. Music includes: David Bowie, Prince, Björk, Beyoncé, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake - 2016-2017

A World Underwater: The Reefs of Belize
- Presentation in the planetarium of 360 video from scuba diving at Glover's Reef Research Station. - 2016

Stories Under the Stars

- 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
Select stories made into virtual planetarium experience
- Illuminating the Universe
- Blue Wash of Light
- Orange Sky


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
- Finalist in Interactive /// Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 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

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 2017: Uncharted Domain
MassArt 2015: The Unknown Between
MassArt 2013: Sentient
- Advisor for college students producing a fulldome show
Conference Presentations
SXSW 2017: Making a Live Storytelling Show for a Planetarium
- We shared how we developed of the show, performed excerpts, and discussed how to create moments of tenderness, learning, and awe. - video recording

IMERSA Summit 2016: Successful Visualizing for Fulldome Storytelling
- Presented techniques for keeping a 4k production nimble and synced

IMERSA Summit 2016: Strategic Planning
- Lead a group in creating goals and strategies for "Promoting the Medium" looking five years out

IMERSA Summit 2015: Future Immersion Panel
- Presented techniques for using 360 video in the dome

Ohio State University 2013: The End & Beginning of Everything
- Taught astronomy visualization techniques as a visiting artist
Conferences I've Attended
- SXSW 2017 - Austin, TX
- 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
Unique 360 Video Experiences
Illuminating the Universe / Blue Wash of Light / Orange Sky - 2016
- Stories Under the Stars - select stories made into virtual planetarium experience

The Reefs of Belize - 2016
- Collaboration with MIT - Glover's Reef Research Station, Belize

Leafcutter Ant Colony - 2016
- Within the Butterfly Garden at the Museum of Science - Boston, MA

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
Show Awards / Screenings
Current Planetarium Show Production: 2016-2018
Awarded: NASA Grant - $912,000
- From Project Mercury to Planet Mars
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA

Immersive Film Festival 2015
- Awarded: Best Immersion

Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2016
- Finalist: Immersive Cinema
Released free engineering materials for domes and classrooms
- Blueprint to Blastoff: NASA Engineering Modules
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
Orange Sky
Jena Fulldome Festival 2017
- Honorable Mention
Waiting Far Away
Distributed internationally to 224 domes
- Screened at SIGGRAPH 2015: VR Village Dome
- Screened at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans 2015
- Screened at Jena Fulldome Festival 2014
- Screened at Melbourne International Film Festival 2016
Continuing Education
Lindy Hop & Swing Class
- Hop to the Beat Dance Studio - 2017

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 Pure Data
- Artisan's Asylum - 2012

Finding the Missing Peace
- Meditation course - 2011