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Chris Denson, Omnicom’s Multi-Hyphenate Creative Director, Talks Psychographics, Think Tanks, and Podcasting

Chris Denson, a comedian turned creative director, is the founder of the podcast Innovation Crush and an innovator of media strategy and planning at Ignition Factory. In this episode, Chris chats with our Blurred hosts about his thoughts on emerging media, opens up about his “roller coaster” journey to get where he is today, and inspires listeners to be connoisseurs of culture in order to be successful storytellers. In This Episode: 00:20 Ignition Factory “The Center for Innovation” 05:40 Dreaming Up Ideas and Working with Clients 08:20 Story Arch of Chris Denson 14:40 The Value of Being a “Multi-Hyphenate” 15:40 “Psychographics” vs “Demographics” 18:20 The Science of Decision Making 27:10 Innovation Crush Podcast 30:45 Creative Fulfillment 40:15 Podcasting 47:45 How to Thrive as a “Multi-Hyphenate” 50:55 Chris’ Thoughts on Emerging Media: Native Advertising, Content Marketing, Virtual Reality, Programatic Advertising (Trading Desks), YouTube Red Links: 00:10 @densonolo...

61 MIN2015 DEC 14
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Chris Denson, Omnicom’s Multi-Hyphenate Creative Director, Talks Psychographics, Think Tanks, and Podcasting

Music Video Director/Visual Artist Anders Rostad, Shares His Origins, Inspirations, and Opinions on the Future of Branded Artist Content

In this episode, we are joined by Jesse’s longtime friend, Anders Rostad. Anders is an accomplished short form director and visual artist who has worked with clients such as Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Band of Skulls, Vogue, and Facebook AI Research. At the studio, Anders opens up about the highs and lows of directing, shares some great set disaster stories, and talks with our hosts about producing quality content in an era where media preference is largely democratized. In This Episode: 01:45 - Travels with Anders 04:40 - Keeping Creative 07:30 - Pre-Production for Music Videos 14:00 - Getting into the Music Video Industry 16:00 - Are Music Videos Simply Brand Commercials? 21:15 - The Director’s Skill Set 23:25 - Producing Quality Creative Now that Media is Democratized 31:45 - Set Disasters 36:35 - Most Fulfilling Parts of Being a Director 37:45 - “If You Could Do Anything Else, What Would it Be?” 38:45 - Brand Work 40:50 - Anders’ Top Picks 41:50 - Upcoming Projects ...

49 MIN2015 NOV 30
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Music Video Director/Visual Artist Anders Rostad, Shares His Origins, Inspirations, and Opinions on the Future of Branded Artist Content

Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Chats with Blurred About Editorial in the 21st Century

In this live-streamed episode with Chat with Political Cartoonist, Daryl Cagle. Daryl shares his journey from Muppet illustrator, to toy inventor, to America’s most widely syndicated political cartoonist. We discuss the sensitivity of press freedoms around the world, journalism for the age of the internet, and ask the age-old question: “Are liberals funnier than conservatives?”. In This Episode: 00:55 - Daryl’s Work With the Muppets 02:40 - From Puppets to Politics 06:20 - The Modern Newspaper Industry 08:35 - Editoral in Education 10:55 - Memes 13:00 - Political Cartoons in America vs.The Rest of the World 21:25 - Caricature in Commentary 27:05 - Curating Comics Around the World - Press Freedoms 33:15 - Journalism in the 21st Century - Social Media’s Influence 38:20 - Liberal vs. Conservative Humor Links: 00:55 - Jim Henson (http://muppets.disney.com) 04:00 - Ganette Daily Paper (http://www.gannett.com/brands/) 05:30 - Cagle Cartoons (http://www.caglecartoons.com) 06:20 - Stri...

42 MIN2015 NOV 16
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Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Chats with Blurred About Editorial in the 21st Century

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Score Composer Austin Wintory, Talks Music Composition for Video Games

We are thrilled to announce we successfully broadcasted Blurred Radio’s first ever live streamed episode! We chatted with Austin Wintory, video game composer extraordinaire on Oct. 23, 2015 - the day his latest project Assassin’s Creed Syndicate officially launched. In this episode we discussed production processes for scoring a non linear story, getting out of your own way as an artist, and the balance of tech and talent to create great work. Check out the recorded live video stream chat on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/blurredradio (http://www.youtube.com/blurredradio) Watch future live streams here: http://www.twitch.tv/blurredradio (http://www.twitch.tv/blurredradio) In This Episode: * 02:00 - Austin’s Origin Story * 20:30 - Production Process for Game Scoring * 25:50 - Tech Talk * 32:20 - Democratizing Media * 35:30 - Staying Authentic as an Artist * 38:00 - The Mental Process of Beginning a Composition * 42:30 - How Much Time Do You Spend Playing? (Chat Question) * 44:...

70 MIN2015 NOV 2
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Score Composer Austin Wintory, Talks Music Composition for Video Games

Two Bit Circus, an Immersive Entertainment Group, Talks Virtual Reality, Tech, and Engineering Fun.

Fire, lasers, robots, virtual reality - a short list of the many innovative and extraordinary mediums with which the wizards at Two Bit Circus create stories and experiences. Our guests this week are Brent Bushnell and Nancy Bennett, the CEO and Chief Content Officer at this ridiculous and interdisciplinary creative shop. We talked to Brent and Nancy about creative collaboration, working across multiple disciplines, arts and science education, the possibilities - and some of the risks even - in virtual reality, innovative immersive experiences, and a whole slew of other topics in this really fun conversation about how Two Bit Circus is reinventing how people play. Be sure to check out their latest production Steam Carnival Website, November 6-8 in San Fransisco, CA. In This Episode: 1:05 - Introduction 1:30 - Brent and Nancy Talk Origins 5:45 - The Possibilities of Virtual Reality 13:07 - The Line Between Competition and Collaboration in Emerging Technologies 16:00 - Two Bit Circus ...

70 MIN2015 OCT 19
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Two Bit Circus, an Immersive Entertainment Group, Talks Virtual Reality, Tech, and Engineering Fun.

Part 2: Huge, Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade On the Ethics of Marketing, Privacy, and Propaganda

This week we wrap up part two of our conversation with Doug Kincade, Content Strategy Director at Huge Inc. - a digital design, marketing, and technology agency. Doug oversees design and implementation of digital content, strategy, and user experience for clients like Google, American Express, Lexus, the US Department of Energy, among others. In this episode we explore healthy ways to approach privacy, propaganda, and ethics in marketing. We ask the tough questions about manipulating consumers toward morality, trusting in the ethos behind a brand, and the elusiveness of data protection on the internet. In This Episode: * 1:00 - How Companies Create Intimacy on the Web * 5:50 - The Ethics of Client Relationships and Content Interactivity * 10:15 - Privacy Protection - Does it Exist? * 14:15 - Ethos, Logos, Pathos: Aristotle and American Marketing * 21:20 - Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound: Branding like a Buddha * 23:35 - The Ethics of Manipulating Morality * 29:10 - Consumer Awareness * 3...

35 MIN2015 OCT 5
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Part 2: Huge, Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade On the Ethics of Marketing, Privacy, and Propaganda

Huge Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade Discusses How Big Brands Can Create an Ideal Web Presence Through User Data Analysis and Creative Ingenuity.

This week, we begin part one of a two part conversation with Content Strategy Director, Doug Kincade. In this episode we start the conversation by talking about the use of data analysis, creativity, and generosity to create ideal online user experiences for consumers of big brand and Fortune 100 companies. At Huge Incorporated, a digital design, marketing, and technology agency, Doug guides the design and development of digital content, strategy, and user experience for clients like Google, American Express, Lexus, and the US Department of Energy - among others. In part two we will dive into the ethics of the design and data. We’ll explore more classical paradigms for understanding our culture’s movement toward deeper brand awareness. In This Episode: 1:10 - Dave and Doug Geek Out About Music 8:00 - Content Strategy, Search Tuning 13:10 - What is “Content” in the Marketing World? 16:00 - Content Hierarchy 18:30 - Cross Departmental Demographic Research 19:40 - What does Huge Inc...

51 MIN2015 SEP 21
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Huge Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade Discusses How Big Brands Can Create an Ideal Web Presence Through User Data Analysis and Creative Ingenuity.

Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Hollywood music editor, interface designer, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy joins us to discuss the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us. Alex and his team of entrepreneur sound-creatives at Epilogue Media are pioneering new and blurry ways of incorporating music and sound into immersive entertainment experiences, notably with live-to-picture orchestra performances of films like Star Trek and Back to the Future, and recently with the immersive blackout sound experience at the Tactile Dome at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. We get a deep dive on the evolution of motion picture and music editing tools, automating menial tasks that prohibit collaboration, as well as how our interfaces impact the creative process. In This Episode: 2:00 - Alex Levy, Founder of Epilogue Media 3:00 - What is a Music Editor? 14:50 - The Evolution of Music and Picture Editing Technology 28:00 - Live-to-Picture Touring Film Concerts 45:45 - Interface Design Is Vital to Creativity 4...

59 MIN2015 SEP 7
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Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Signal is an Interactive Podcasting App by Dustin Steeve, Opening a New Paradigm for Talk Audio

Today, right here on Blurred, we are launching into a whole new paradigm of interactive radio. We’re speaking to Dustin Steeve, founder of a new platform called Signal Podcasting which allows you, the listener, to directly interact with the content of this show. Dustin discusses the current state of radio and podcasting, what’s broken, and how Signal is fixing it, as well as their plans for eventual world domination - all by letting listeners and content creators interact in new and groundbreaking ways. To find out how - go download the Signal App on the iOS App Store, and enjoy the show! (Don’t worry, we’ll still be here on your trusty old podcast app… for all you techno-laggards out there.) In This Episode: 1:15- Listener Participation re: Swag 1:40- Dustin Steeve, Founder of Signal Podcasting 3:45- What is Signal, Why should we Care? 6:25- The ‘Old Power’ Model of Radio Based on Scarcity and Control 8:10- Signal Incorporates Take-Action Cues, Interactivity 13:50- Market Co...

54 MIN2015 AUG 24
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Signal is an Interactive Podcasting App by Dustin Steeve, Opening a New Paradigm for Talk Audio

Creative Lead for Multimedia Immersive Studio, Moment Factory, Jesse Lee Stout Creates Cutting-Edge Sensory Experiences

Today on Blurred, Jesse Lee Stout talks to us about his work as a creative lead for Moment Factory, a new media and entertainment studio specializing in multimedia environments. This stuff is incredible, gnarly installations combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects, projection mapping, lasers - there’s LASERS. Jesse talks about pacing shows to create the ultimate emotional response, gives advice for aspiring creatives, and discusses his work on the new Imagine Dragons Smoke & Mirrors tour, happening now - we’ll link to that and a ton of Jesse and Moment Factory’s work over on our site, make sure to check it out. Must-see stuff. This episode is for creative directors, lighting designers, graphic and motiondesigners, immersive environment geeks and anyone who digs insane, cutting edge, interdisciplinary light and sound installations. In This Episode: We began by discussing the new North American Tour of Imagine Dragons, entitled Smoke & Mirrors and designe...

35 MIN2015 AUG 10
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Creative Lead for Multimedia Immersive Studio, Moment Factory, Jesse Lee Stout Creates Cutting-Edge Sensory Experiences

Latest Episodes

Chris Denson, Omnicom’s Multi-Hyphenate Creative Director, Talks Psychographics, Think Tanks, and Podcasting

Chris Denson, a comedian turned creative director, is the founder of the podcast Innovation Crush and an innovator of media strategy and planning at Ignition Factory. In this episode, Chris chats with our Blurred hosts about his thoughts on emerging media, opens up about his “roller coaster” journey to get where he is today, and inspires listeners to be connoisseurs of culture in order to be successful storytellers. In This Episode: 00:20 Ignition Factory “The Center for Innovation” 05:40 Dreaming Up Ideas and Working with Clients 08:20 Story Arch of Chris Denson 14:40 The Value of Being a “Multi-Hyphenate” 15:40 “Psychographics” vs “Demographics” 18:20 The Science of Decision Making 27:10 Innovation Crush Podcast 30:45 Creative Fulfillment 40:15 Podcasting 47:45 How to Thrive as a “Multi-Hyphenate” 50:55 Chris’ Thoughts on Emerging Media: Native Advertising, Content Marketing, Virtual Reality, Programatic Advertising (Trading Desks), YouTube Red Links: 00:10 @densonolo...

61 MIN2015 DEC 14
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Chris Denson, Omnicom’s Multi-Hyphenate Creative Director, Talks Psychographics, Think Tanks, and Podcasting

Music Video Director/Visual Artist Anders Rostad, Shares His Origins, Inspirations, and Opinions on the Future of Branded Artist Content

In this episode, we are joined by Jesse’s longtime friend, Anders Rostad. Anders is an accomplished short form director and visual artist who has worked with clients such as Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Band of Skulls, Vogue, and Facebook AI Research. At the studio, Anders opens up about the highs and lows of directing, shares some great set disaster stories, and talks with our hosts about producing quality content in an era where media preference is largely democratized. In This Episode: 01:45 - Travels with Anders 04:40 - Keeping Creative 07:30 - Pre-Production for Music Videos 14:00 - Getting into the Music Video Industry 16:00 - Are Music Videos Simply Brand Commercials? 21:15 - The Director’s Skill Set 23:25 - Producing Quality Creative Now that Media is Democratized 31:45 - Set Disasters 36:35 - Most Fulfilling Parts of Being a Director 37:45 - “If You Could Do Anything Else, What Would it Be?” 38:45 - Brand Work 40:50 - Anders’ Top Picks 41:50 - Upcoming Projects ...

49 MIN2015 NOV 30
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Music Video Director/Visual Artist Anders Rostad, Shares His Origins, Inspirations, and Opinions on the Future of Branded Artist Content

Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Chats with Blurred About Editorial in the 21st Century

In this live-streamed episode with Chat with Political Cartoonist, Daryl Cagle. Daryl shares his journey from Muppet illustrator, to toy inventor, to America’s most widely syndicated political cartoonist. We discuss the sensitivity of press freedoms around the world, journalism for the age of the internet, and ask the age-old question: “Are liberals funnier than conservatives?”. In This Episode: 00:55 - Daryl’s Work With the Muppets 02:40 - From Puppets to Politics 06:20 - The Modern Newspaper Industry 08:35 - Editoral in Education 10:55 - Memes 13:00 - Political Cartoons in America vs.The Rest of the World 21:25 - Caricature in Commentary 27:05 - Curating Comics Around the World - Press Freedoms 33:15 - Journalism in the 21st Century - Social Media’s Influence 38:20 - Liberal vs. Conservative Humor Links: 00:55 - Jim Henson (http://muppets.disney.com) 04:00 - Ganette Daily Paper (http://www.gannett.com/brands/) 05:30 - Cagle Cartoons (http://www.caglecartoons.com) 06:20 - Stri...

42 MIN2015 NOV 16
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Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Chats with Blurred About Editorial in the 21st Century

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Score Composer Austin Wintory, Talks Music Composition for Video Games

We are thrilled to announce we successfully broadcasted Blurred Radio’s first ever live streamed episode! We chatted with Austin Wintory, video game composer extraordinaire on Oct. 23, 2015 - the day his latest project Assassin’s Creed Syndicate officially launched. In this episode we discussed production processes for scoring a non linear story, getting out of your own way as an artist, and the balance of tech and talent to create great work. Check out the recorded live video stream chat on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/blurredradio (http://www.youtube.com/blurredradio) Watch future live streams here: http://www.twitch.tv/blurredradio (http://www.twitch.tv/blurredradio) In This Episode: * 02:00 - Austin’s Origin Story * 20:30 - Production Process for Game Scoring * 25:50 - Tech Talk * 32:20 - Democratizing Media * 35:30 - Staying Authentic as an Artist * 38:00 - The Mental Process of Beginning a Composition * 42:30 - How Much Time Do You Spend Playing? (Chat Question) * 44:...

70 MIN2015 NOV 2
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Score Composer Austin Wintory, Talks Music Composition for Video Games

Two Bit Circus, an Immersive Entertainment Group, Talks Virtual Reality, Tech, and Engineering Fun.

Fire, lasers, robots, virtual reality - a short list of the many innovative and extraordinary mediums with which the wizards at Two Bit Circus create stories and experiences. Our guests this week are Brent Bushnell and Nancy Bennett, the CEO and Chief Content Officer at this ridiculous and interdisciplinary creative shop. We talked to Brent and Nancy about creative collaboration, working across multiple disciplines, arts and science education, the possibilities - and some of the risks even - in virtual reality, innovative immersive experiences, and a whole slew of other topics in this really fun conversation about how Two Bit Circus is reinventing how people play. Be sure to check out their latest production Steam Carnival Website, November 6-8 in San Fransisco, CA. In This Episode: 1:05 - Introduction 1:30 - Brent and Nancy Talk Origins 5:45 - The Possibilities of Virtual Reality 13:07 - The Line Between Competition and Collaboration in Emerging Technologies 16:00 - Two Bit Circus ...

70 MIN2015 OCT 19
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Two Bit Circus, an Immersive Entertainment Group, Talks Virtual Reality, Tech, and Engineering Fun.

Part 2: Huge, Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade On the Ethics of Marketing, Privacy, and Propaganda

This week we wrap up part two of our conversation with Doug Kincade, Content Strategy Director at Huge Inc. - a digital design, marketing, and technology agency. Doug oversees design and implementation of digital content, strategy, and user experience for clients like Google, American Express, Lexus, the US Department of Energy, among others. In this episode we explore healthy ways to approach privacy, propaganda, and ethics in marketing. We ask the tough questions about manipulating consumers toward morality, trusting in the ethos behind a brand, and the elusiveness of data protection on the internet. In This Episode: * 1:00 - How Companies Create Intimacy on the Web * 5:50 - The Ethics of Client Relationships and Content Interactivity * 10:15 - Privacy Protection - Does it Exist? * 14:15 - Ethos, Logos, Pathos: Aristotle and American Marketing * 21:20 - Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound: Branding like a Buddha * 23:35 - The Ethics of Manipulating Morality * 29:10 - Consumer Awareness * 3...

35 MIN2015 OCT 5
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Part 2: Huge, Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade On the Ethics of Marketing, Privacy, and Propaganda

Huge Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade Discusses How Big Brands Can Create an Ideal Web Presence Through User Data Analysis and Creative Ingenuity.

This week, we begin part one of a two part conversation with Content Strategy Director, Doug Kincade. In this episode we start the conversation by talking about the use of data analysis, creativity, and generosity to create ideal online user experiences for consumers of big brand and Fortune 100 companies. At Huge Incorporated, a digital design, marketing, and technology agency, Doug guides the design and development of digital content, strategy, and user experience for clients like Google, American Express, Lexus, and the US Department of Energy - among others. In part two we will dive into the ethics of the design and data. We’ll explore more classical paradigms for understanding our culture’s movement toward deeper brand awareness. In This Episode: 1:10 - Dave and Doug Geek Out About Music 8:00 - Content Strategy, Search Tuning 13:10 - What is “Content” in the Marketing World? 16:00 - Content Hierarchy 18:30 - Cross Departmental Demographic Research 19:40 - What does Huge Inc...

51 MIN2015 SEP 21
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Huge Inc Content Strategist Doug Kincade Discusses How Big Brands Can Create an Ideal Web Presence Through User Data Analysis and Creative Ingenuity.

Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Hollywood music editor, interface designer, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy joins us to discuss the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us. Alex and his team of entrepreneur sound-creatives at Epilogue Media are pioneering new and blurry ways of incorporating music and sound into immersive entertainment experiences, notably with live-to-picture orchestra performances of films like Star Trek and Back to the Future, and recently with the immersive blackout sound experience at the Tactile Dome at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. We get a deep dive on the evolution of motion picture and music editing tools, automating menial tasks that prohibit collaboration, as well as how our interfaces impact the creative process. In This Episode: 2:00 - Alex Levy, Founder of Epilogue Media 3:00 - What is a Music Editor? 14:50 - The Evolution of Music and Picture Editing Technology 28:00 - Live-to-Picture Touring Film Concerts 45:45 - Interface Design Is Vital to Creativity 4...

59 MIN2015 SEP 7
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Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Signal is an Interactive Podcasting App by Dustin Steeve, Opening a New Paradigm for Talk Audio

Today, right here on Blurred, we are launching into a whole new paradigm of interactive radio. We’re speaking to Dustin Steeve, founder of a new platform called Signal Podcasting which allows you, the listener, to directly interact with the content of this show. Dustin discusses the current state of radio and podcasting, what’s broken, and how Signal is fixing it, as well as their plans for eventual world domination - all by letting listeners and content creators interact in new and groundbreaking ways. To find out how - go download the Signal App on the iOS App Store, and enjoy the show! (Don’t worry, we’ll still be here on your trusty old podcast app… for all you techno-laggards out there.) In This Episode: 1:15- Listener Participation re: Swag 1:40- Dustin Steeve, Founder of Signal Podcasting 3:45- What is Signal, Why should we Care? 6:25- The ‘Old Power’ Model of Radio Based on Scarcity and Control 8:10- Signal Incorporates Take-Action Cues, Interactivity 13:50- Market Co...

54 MIN2015 AUG 24
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Signal is an Interactive Podcasting App by Dustin Steeve, Opening a New Paradigm for Talk Audio

Creative Lead for Multimedia Immersive Studio, Moment Factory, Jesse Lee Stout Creates Cutting-Edge Sensory Experiences

Today on Blurred, Jesse Lee Stout talks to us about his work as a creative lead for Moment Factory, a new media and entertainment studio specializing in multimedia environments. This stuff is incredible, gnarly installations combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects, projection mapping, lasers - there’s LASERS. Jesse talks about pacing shows to create the ultimate emotional response, gives advice for aspiring creatives, and discusses his work on the new Imagine Dragons Smoke & Mirrors tour, happening now - we’ll link to that and a ton of Jesse and Moment Factory’s work over on our site, make sure to check it out. Must-see stuff. This episode is for creative directors, lighting designers, graphic and motiondesigners, immersive environment geeks and anyone who digs insane, cutting edge, interdisciplinary light and sound installations. In This Episode: We began by discussing the new North American Tour of Imagine Dragons, entitled Smoke & Mirrors and designe...

35 MIN2015 AUG 10
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Creative Lead for Multimedia Immersive Studio, Moment Factory, Jesse Lee Stout Creates Cutting-Edge Sensory Experiences