Biography for Michael Daut
Producer and Council Member, PGA New Media
Evans & Sutherland

Michael is an award-winning writer, producer, and director for immersive media, theatrical productions, music videos, live concert videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and trade show presentations. He has a BA in Media Communications with a video/film emphasis from Webster University, where he also served as an adjunct professor. He is currently the Marketing and Creative Director for Evans & Sutherland (E&S).

From 1999 to 2016, he also served as E&S’ Director or Show Production / Marketing, developing a library of over twenty shows for the digital fulldome community. He created the world’s first digital fulldome film for SIGGRAPH ’99 in Los Angeles. 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 that have been converted to digital fulldome.

Also since 2007 he has been an active member of the GSCA, serving on the GSCA Board and as the co-chair of the Technical Committee. He has previously served as the co-chair of the Member Services Committee and has served on the Event Planning and Professional Development Committees. He also produced the first two 8K Digital Dome Demos for GSCA and co-produced last year’s True8K event with members of the Technical Committee.

In addition to serving on the GSCA Board, 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 member of ASIFA-Hollywood International Animated Film Society, and a board member/director 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.