About

Full Circle Visuals is the brainchild of Ryan Jackson, a pioneer of 360 degree video and the most awarded multimedia photojournalist in Canada.

After innovating 360 degree video for more than five years, Jackson founded Full Circle Visuals Inc. in 2016 to pursue visual storytelling in new formats including VR and dome projection. He soon hired co-founder Sam Brooks who brings a mechanical engineering background to the team as well as several years of working with media organizations and a focus on blending technology and storytelling.

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WHO WE ARE

RYAN JACKSON

Founder, President & Creative Director
            

There are few individuals in Canada with experience in 360 degree video comparable to Ryan Jackson. In 2011, at world record breaking dodgeball game, Jackson developed his own 360 camera rig to create an immersive visual experience that captured the event like no one else could. After completing this project, he posted the first beginning-to-end online tutorial on creating 360 video on his blog, cementing his reputation as a global leader in the medium. Since then, he has been committed to staying at the leading edge of 360 video technology and focusing on merging this innovative video medium with exceptional storytelling.

Jackson has worked at various publications across Canada including the Edmonton Journal, where he was senior multimedia photojournalist for nine years. His reportage from the field has brought to life stories from remote Arctic communities such as Tuktoyaktuk and Cambridge Bay, and vivid portrayals of military training while embedded with the Canadian Forces in Yellowknife.

Always keen to share his knowledge, Jackson has spoken at more than a dozen conferences and taught multimedia to the next generation of aspiring journalists at MacEwan University.

A jack of all trades, Jackson has MacGyvered several award-winning multimedia projects over the years, including numerous 360-degree videos, interactive games for tablets and a virtual reality conversation with candidates during an election campaign.

CHRIS BLACK

Interactive Designer
        

Chris Black is a graduate of Pixel Blue College and is currently attending NAIT for IT Business Analysis. He specializes in 3D software such as Maya and Unity game engine. He loves to find new ways to mix the physical world with virtual and augmented reality.

Black is currently working on an interactive projection where we project a 360-degree time-lapse video in a room. If you turn a wheel to the right, time moves forwards, if you turn it to the left, time moves backwards. We call it, Time Machine.