Michael Daut is an immersive media specialist, working as an independent writer/producer/director in Los Angeles, CA. He is 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 most recently served as the Director of New Business Development for Mousetrappe, an experience design and production studio in Burbank. Previously he worked for over 20 years at Evans & Sutherland, developing a library of shows for the digital fulldome community.
He has a BA in Media Communications with a video/film emphasis from Webster University, where he also served as an adjunct professor. He created the world’s first digital fulldome film for SIGGRAPH, 1999 in Los Angeles, and also helped create the world’s first digital fulldome transfer of a giant screen film, Africa the Serengeti in 2007. As a result of this groundbreaking first step, there are now more than 50 giant screen films that have been converted to digital fulldome.
Michael Daut 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.