Brian

Tatosky

VFX Professional/Creative Utility Infielder
in Film & Themed Entertainment

Bernie Su at Transmedia LA–Monetizing Transmedia Story

I visited Nextspace’s Culver City location for a Transmedia LA event last night featuring Bernie Su, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy winning Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved.

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Life After Pi–A Documentary on the last days of R&H

Life After Pi–A Documentary on the last days of R&H

Hollywood Ending: A Documentary Detailing Why the Movie Capital of the World is Forcing Filmmakers to Leave‘s first part, “Life After Pi” covering the demise of Rhythm and Hues, is now out.

I didn’t need to watch it, as I am living it after 14 and a half years at R&H, but I did anyway.

It does a good job of raising some of the important issues effecting all companies and workers in the visual effects industry through the lens of the implosion at Rhythm.

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“Magnificent Monarchs” Part III–Wrapup

Postmortem time: Some nice feedback on my writing sample, as well as some good pointers to a few samples out there already I missed before.

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Attraction sample: “Magnificent Monarchs”, Part II

In “The Magic School Bus: Magnificent Monarchs”, guests will follow the life cycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly between Canada and Mexico, narrated by Ms. Frizzle and the students from Scholastic Books “The Magic School Bus” series of books and TV shows. Riders will fly on a Magic School bus of their own through scenes of the butterflies’ metamorphosis and generational travel across North America.

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Attraction sample- “The Magic School Bus: Magnificent Monarchs”, Part I

As a writing exercise, I wanted to create a moderate throughput dark ride, with medium-level technical requirements, not based on existing IP, where the trope of “something goes horribly wrong” isn’t he driving force behind the events of the ride.

A C-ticket family attraction with a wide appeal.

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Games for Impact–Can games positivity affect society? And how can you help?

Can games, “be entertaining, engaging, and also something more: educational, enlightening, and perhaps even designed to motivate action”?

We know so, but now even the White House thinks so.

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L.H.S. Bikeshed–Part II

What makes this project even more amazing, is that they’ve open-sourced all the code for it at GitHub.

The project uses Unity, with Blender for asset generation, and controls Arduino hardware.

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L.H.S. Bikeshed–Spaceship sim in a motorhome

A spaceship LARP sim built into a camper. All actual hardware components, built by “amateurs”, two GMs running the sim. Described as part BSG Raptor, part Trek shuttle, part Starbug. Had me sold just on that description alone.

Not sure I’d ever leave it.

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A View to a Thrill–Themed Entertainment and Bond Films

I’m an unabashed James Bond fan. Any entertainment to last 50 years is pretty special, and 23 films is quite a milestone for UK movies.

I’ve been revisiting them thanks to the James Bonding podcast, and it started making me think about how Themed Entertainment is like James Bond films.

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You Should Know That Voice

John DiMaggio and his team have written a love letter to his industry, in the wonderful documentary I Know That Voice.

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