Experience Imagination: A Themed Entertainment Podcast by Falcon's Creative Group

Experience Imagination: A Themed Entertainment Podcast by Falcon's Creative Group

Welcome to 'Experience Imagination', a Themed Entertainment Podcast presented by Falcon's Creative Group. On this show, artists, engineers, filmmakers, and other creative professionals from in and around our design studio come together to tackle a new discussion topic every episode. When it comes to the latest trends, theories, and technologies, we’re diving into the deep end of the pool to shine a light on the modern revolution of themed attractions and entertainment experiences.

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June 27, 2022 29 min

Each member of the Falcon’s team has a unique story of how they started their career in themed entertainment. This episode takes a closer look at some of those journeys through a collection of brief interviews that give insight on professional influences, turning points in careers, advice for breaking into the industry, and more.

 

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In this episode of Experience Imagination, we are talking about our new partnership with Moonbug Entertainment. Our first joint effort will bring two of Moonbug’s most beloved children’s properties, Blippi and CoComelon, to life at Curiosity Playground, which is an all-new experiential edutainment destination located within the Falcon’s Central entertainment complexes.

 

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In this episode, we are covering Qiddiya’s landmark water theme park, which is currently under construction near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It’s going to be the region’s largest water theme park and Saudi Arabia’s first, as well as a key attraction in the overall Qiddiya development.

We reveal how Falcon’s Creative Group developed the park’s master plan, in conjunction with Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) – the entity driving the devel...

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In this episode, we are joined by industry experts and thought leaders who have decades of experience in working with consumer products and intellectual property, boosting the profile of IPs and attracting even more fans to them through retail efforts. 

Special guests: Simon Philips - Managing Director of Global Consumer Products at Moonbug Entertainment, Gary Pope - Co-Founder and CEO of Kids Industries, Ken Faier - President and ...

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March 28, 2022 28 min

In this episode, we are joined by subject matter experts from Epic Storyworlds and Kids Industries to explore the topic of the "Metaverse" and how we are already experiencing it through different forms of entertainment. We also uncover the many ways everyday people may come to experience the metaverse in the future.

 

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February 28, 2022 25 min

This month at Falcon’s we are re-releasing one of our most popular episodes of #ExperienceImagination, “Entertainment as Escapism”. Make sure to listen to this episode as it is one of our favorite topics! 

 

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"Experience Imagination" is a Themed Entertainment Podcast presented by Falcon's Creative Group, a design studio and media house that works to create immersive experiences around the world. Learn...

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Welcome to our first episode of the year! There are so many exciting things happening in the world of technology right now that we thought we’d start off 2022 by going into detail about one of them - real-time engines. Their impact on content creation has blown up over the last decade or so. But what exactly is real-time and what does it allow creators to do? To help answer those questions and many more, we have a very experienced ...
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December 20, 2021 31 min

Welcome to our final episode of the year! Because it’s the holiday season, we wanted to do something special for this podcast and focus on entertainment that gives back. We all know how lucky we are to work in themed entertainment. I mean, this job is about making people happy. That’s really the goal. What we create at Falcon’s is definitely a form of escapism, but it goes beyond that. It’s about forging lasting memories, engagin...

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December 7, 2021 33 min

As you probably know, the annual IAAPA Expo took place in Orlando from November 16th to the 19th. In addition to hosting guests at our own booth, something we love doing every year, we brought a recording kit with us so we could interview a few attendees on the floor and get their takes on the big convention, where the industry is headed, and how they feel about gathering in person again at the industry's largest event.

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In this episode, we are talking about the Visual Effects Society, otherwise known as VES, a non-profit, professional, honorary society, dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of visual effects and to improving the welfare of its members by providing professional enrichment and education, fostering community, and promoting industry recognition.

 

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October 25, 2021 27 min

With Halloween just around the corner, this "spooky" episode focuses on year-round scary attractions. Discover with us some of the techniques that are used to create an attraction's fear-factor, and learn about Falcon's own process in creating those kinds of experiences.

 

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September 27, 2021 23 min

For the first time in our podcasting history, we are getting students involved in the show! We invited UCF Themed Experience graduate students to call in and ask a question about the themed entertainment industry and members from the Falcon's team provided insight.  

 

Learn more about the UCF’s MFA in Themed Experience here: https://www.ucf.edu/degree/theatre-mfa/themed-experience/

 

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August 30, 2021 27 min

In this episode, we’re joined by members of the Oceaneering Entertainment Systems (OES) team to discuss our recently announced partnership, what goes into making ride systems, who gets to test them out, and a whole lot of other fun things. 

Learn more about Oceaneering Entertainment Systems (OES): https://www.oceaneering.com/entertainment-systems/ 

 

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July 26, 2021 25 min

Members of the Falcon's team share their favorite getaway spots.

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‘Falcon’s Beyond Global’ Launches as Fully Integrated Development Enterprise for IP-Driven Parks, Resorts, Media, & Merchandise. With proven theme park success in Europe, an award-winning creative team, patented technologies, and access to global real estate in prime tourist destinations, Falcon’s Beyond Global, LLC has launched as a fully integrated enterprise to propel story-driven, experiential entertainment around the world...

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June 28, 2021 25 min

The animation industry is embracing the “human experience” through storytelling. In doing so, it has adopted fresh techniques, different approaches, and a new tone to help us do something that was often thought impossible in animation - feel something truly emotional.

We’re joined by Falcon’s Producer Eric Calderon who is a veteran animation executive, writer, show-runner, and producer who was one of the western pioneers in the ani...

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May 24, 2021 27 min

This episode focuses on Edutainment and how to create spaces that blend play and exploration in a way that leads to deeper engagement.

We are joined by special guests Dawn Ciccone, Vice President KIDS Licensing (PBS KIDS Portfolio Partnerships), and Spencer Jones, Science Program Specialist Orlando Science Center.

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April 26, 2021 25 min

The ÄEONXP™ ecosystem redefines traditional brick and mortar entertainment by introducing guests to multifaceted levels of engagement that allow them to personalize their experiences across theme parks, live events, branded destinations, location-based entertainment venues, or individual attractions. A key feature is its ability to be networked across multiple sites and experiences, connecting guests to a larger universe of play an...

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March 29, 2021 27 min

What does it take to bring a water park to life? In this episode, we discuss water park design with a few experts in the field. We’re joined by a couple of guests from the WhiteWater team; Emily Colombo vice president, strategic partnerships, and Ron Lausman vice president business development – architectural services. This episode also features Evan Barnett president and general manager of Typhoon Texas.  

 

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February 22, 2021 23 min

In this episode, we explore the interactive theaters and their evolution throughout the years.  

We’re joined by a special guest, Kevin Murphy director of sales and marketing at Kraftwerk Living Technologies. 

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