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. ... Show More

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The term “retailtainment” has gained some pretty significant popularity in and around the themed entertainment industry in recent years.

Falcon’s Creative Director Mike Wallace joins us on our latest podcast episode to discuss retailtainment, what it means, and what the future holds in the space.

Learn more about retailtainment by visiting our blog here: Read more

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In this episode, we sit down with Katmandu founders Scott and Julia Demerau, as well as Katmandu's Senior VP of Development Jay Pecotte, to discuss the overall partnership with Falcon's. Also, we reveal more information on the Katmandu theme park and attractions being built in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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October 28, 2019 19 min

In this episode, we sit down with Creative Director Mike Wallace and Associate Creative Director Stephen Ricker to discuss the art of master planning. It is a fascinating episode that details how we start the design process when creating vast spaces. 

This episode's discussion was inspired by Stephen's blog post here:  Read more

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September 30, 2019 38 min

Featuring 343 Industries, Herschend Live, and the voice of Outpost A.I. Gabriela, actor Melisa Pereyra. This second-part of our Halo series covers the implementation of the Halo-themed traveling guest experience. Listen to learn about the creative process behind bringing the Halo lore to life in a physical space. 

 

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Thanks go to our studio guests Tyler and Jeremy from 343 Ind... Read more

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Falcon's Creative Group had the honor of working with composer Penka Kouneva in the production of the video "The Women Astronauts", which was featured along with a live orchestra performance composed by Penka at the "America In Space" event held at the Holly... Read more

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August 26, 2019 34 min

Take a behind the scenes look at Halo: Outpost Discovery in the first episode of our two-part series featuring the one-of-a-kind touring fan experience. Falcon’s team members discuss our role of working closely with Herschend Live and 343 Industries to create media content and story development for the immersive event. We are also joined by special guests to take a closer look at The Ring Experience, Halo lore, and the Outpost a... Read more

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August 14, 2019 15 min

Sound design plays an important role in creating immersive attractions. Falcon’s Director of Sound Rick Morris had the opportunity to share how powerful sound can be when creating emotion, anticipation, and even authenticity during his presentation at this year's InfoComm trade show. 

 

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A huge thank you goes to Blooloop and Avixa for inviting us to be a part of the attrac... Read more

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July 29, 2019 21 min

In this episode of Experience Imagination we take a look into Falcon's Licensing. As one of the three companies that make up Falcon's Creative Group, Falcon’s Licensing, provides access to unparalleled attraction systems, media content, and intellectual property. This inaugural episode kicks off a Licensing series that will discuss the stories and journeys behind some of the innovative products created by Falcon’s.

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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 segment, Falcon's Creative Group is honored to host our friend and client Kermit Weeks, the visionary founder and owner of Fantasy of Flight. We are joined by legendary industry veteran Bob Ward and Falcon's President & CCO Cecil Magpuri as we explore the creative journey and developmental challenges of a revolutionary new concept--taking an exclusive inside look at the genesis of a current park project that is ... Read more

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In the second part of this case study, we explore what it took to execute the ambitious vision behind Dragon’s Treasure™, a 360-degree multi-sensory media experience at the renowned City of Dreams Casino in Macau. This groundbreaking show combines 360-degree 3D CG media and audio, theatrical lighting, state of the art show action elements, and special effects to create a fantastical guest experience. Find out more about Dragon’s... Read more

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A look into the inspiration behind Dragon’s Treasure™, a 360-degree multi-sensory media experience at the renowned City of Dreams Casino in Macau. This groundbreaking show combines 360-degree 3D CG media and audio, theatrical lighting, state of the art show action elements, and special effects to create a fantastical guest experience. Find out more about Dragon’s Treasure™ here: Read more

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February 25, 2019 31 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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Welcome to Season 2 of Experience Imagination! The world of hospitality is transforming every single day with new developments requiring ways to engage guests in more unique and engaging ways. In 2018, our President and Chief Creative Officer attended the Fast Forward Conference, an exclusive conference held in Nashville which brought together some of the industry drivers in the world of hospitality. This episode gives ... Read more

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December 17, 2018 27 min

Explore the research process behind creating themed experiences that are true to their origins. Whether it’s a fictional or historical storytelling experience, extensive cultural and factual references are used to expand the experience’s universe and ensure the authenticity of every detail.

 

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Members of the Falcon’s team discuss how their engineering expertise is used to translate imagination into real-life themed experiences during the design process.

 

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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 more about us at ... Read more

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October 29, 2018 21 min

A look at how interactive technology such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) is used in the storytelling and design of themed experiences and how it could shape the future of immersive experiences.

 

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October 18, 2018 26 min

IMMERSE 2018 is a 2-day event in Downtown Orlando featuring more than 1,000 artists and hundreds of creative experiences for an estimated 40,000 guests to enjoy. Members of the Falcon’s team were selected to design two immersive exhibits: “Art of Athleticism”, a digital media experience that uses real-time motion tracking technology to allow people to become the paintbrush and use their bodies to digitally paint on giant walls, ... Read more

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Falcon’s Director of Technology Saham Ali sat down with Greg Leuenberger of pixelfondue to break down some of the exciting announcements made at Siggraph and what the introduction of this new technology could mean for the future of themed entertainment. The interview also takes a look at the technology processes currently being used by Falcon’s to create immersive experiences.

 

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September 24, 2018 40 min

A Deep Dive into the Design of Atlantis Sanya.

Join us on a behind the scenes look at the design of Atlantis Sanya, China’s premiere ‘Underwater World’ inspired entertainment destination resort, located on Hainan Island. This conversation explores the creation of the fundamental story that drove the overarching design theme of both the Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium and the intricacies of how the “At... Read more

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