Michael is an immersive media pioneer and an award-winning writer, producer, and director for fulldome videos, theatrical productions, music videos, live concert videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and trade show presentations. He is the Principal and Creative Director for Michael Daut Productions. Previously, he served as the Director, New Business Development for Mousetrappe.

IMG_0001He has a BA in Media Communications with a video/film emphasis from Webster University, where he also served as an adjunct professor.

Prior to working at Mousetrappe, in his previous role at Evans & Sutherland, he has helped develop a library of shows for the digital fulldome community. He created the world’s first digital fulldome film for SIGGRAPH ’99 in Los Angeles. He produced the opening immersive dome film for the National Maritime Museum in the UK in 2007 and presented the film to HRH Queen Elizabeth II. He also helped create the world’s first digital fulldome transfer of a giant screen film, Africa the Serengeti in 2007. Because of this groundbreaking first step, there are now over 50 giant screen films converted to fulldome digital. He also produced the first two 8K Digital Dome Demos for GSCA and co-produced 2016’s True8K digital dome event with members of the Technical Committee.

Michael is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of the Association of Fulldome Innovators, a member of the Telly Awards’ Silver Council, a board member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association, and a board member of IMERSA.org, the Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science and Arts organization dedicated to raising the visibility of immersive media across a variety of disciplines throughout the world.

Immersive Media Credits

Writer/Producer/Director – We Take You There, 1999

Co-Producer – It Happened in New York for Madame Tussaud’s, 2000

Producer/Director – Wonders of the Universe, 2000
(narrated by Cory Burton)

Producer/Director – New Horizons, 2001

Writer/Producer/Director – Microcosm: the Adventure Within, 2001

Producer/Director – Cosmic Safari, 2002
(narrated by John de Lancie)

Producer/Director – Universe, 2004

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Stars of the Pharaohs, 2004
(narrated by John Rhys-Davies)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – The Future is Wild, 2004
(narrated by John de Lancie)

Producer/Director – Secrets of the Sun, 2005

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Mystery of the Christmas Star, 2005

Producer/Director – Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky, 2006

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Seven Wonders, 2007
(narrated by Sean Bean)

Producer – StarLife, 2007 (Presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth II)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Invaders of Mars, 2008
(narrated by Tom Baker)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Ice Worlds, 2008
(narrated by Emily Watson)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Violent Universe, 2009
(narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Secret Lives of Stars, 2011
(narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart)

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Lamps of Atlantis, 2011
(narrated by Terry O’Quinn)

Co-Producer – Experience the Aurora, 2011

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Ancient Skies Ancient Mysteries, 2012

Co-Writer/Producer/Director – Robot Explorers 3D, 2012
(narrated by Brent Spiner)

Writer/Producer/Director – Tianjin 4D Medical Series, 2013-2016

Co-Producer – Cosmic Adventure, 2014
(narrated by Nancy Cartwright)

Co-Producer – Edge of Darkness, 2016
(narrated by Hayley Atwell)