Michael serves as the Creative Director/Marketing Director for Evans & Sutherland. He 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.
First blog postHe has a BA in Media Communications with a video/film emphasis from Webster University, where he also served as an adjunct professor.
Since joining Evans & Sutherland in 1998, 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 Producer’s 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.