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Throwback Thursday

Creative references and resources from 2008 through today.

My career in the arts & entertainment has covered a lot of ground. In the course of getting my affairs in order for a clean vector from 2020 forward, I came across links to creative references and resources I’ve provided in the past which still have relevance today.

Feel free to bookmark this page and make your way through the material below, presented in reverse chronological order...

My 2020 observations on the “New Normal” for content creators and the entertainment industry in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic...

https://www.awn.com/blog/new-normal

My 2019 presentations and related paper on the future of animation...

https://kevingeigerblog.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/preparing-for-the-future-of-animation/

An outline of my 2019 presentation on “Our Interactive Future: Opportunities in VR & AI”...

https://www.awn.com/blog/our-interactive-future

My 2019 observations on creating children’s content in mainland China...

https://kevingeigerblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/it-pays-to-play/

My 2019 observations on mainland China’s VR market...

https://www.awn.com/blog/mixed-realities-middle-kingdom

My 2018 survey of fellow immersive media professionals on why VR content, cash & consumers cannot converge...

https://www.awn.com/blog/vrs-content-drought

My 2018 commencement speech at the Cleveland Institute of Art on the value of lateral thinking...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ5miWmQS_I

Dishing on a decade of adventures in China – my indie efforts, my time with Disney China, mainland China’s evolution, and my current endeavors – in a freewheeling 2018 podcast chat with host Brendan Davis...

https://www.crazyinagoodway.com/home/2018/3/7/kevin-geiger

“Voyage of Discovery” - Parts 1, 2 & 3 (2017): the evolution of storytelling in VR, the hero’s journey in VR, and the application of elbowroom & abstraction in VR...

https://www.awn.com/blog/voyage-discovery-part-one

https://www.awn.com/blog/voyage-discovery-part-two

https://www.awn.com/blog/voyage-discovery-part-three

“Three Keys to Compelling VR” (2017): Thoughts on getting immersive media right...

https://www.awn.com/blog/three-keys-compelling-vr

“Notes on Future Sensory Entertainment” (2017): Ten observations on immersive storytelling...

https://www.awn.com/blog/notes-future-sensory-entertainment

“Cooking Up a Chinese VR Short” (2017): Insights from China’s first improv VR table read...

https://www.awn.com/blog/cooking-chinese-vr-short

Expounding on the creative value of people, process and perseverance...

https://www.awn.com/blog/stone-lions-take-hold-chinese-viewers

A transcript of my 2016 presentation on “The Art of Indirection” (VR storytelling principles) at the Beijing Film Academy...

https://www.awn.com/blog/art-indirection

A brief primer on VR, AR and MR...

https://www.awn.com/blog/three-rs

A time capsule view of mainland China’s VR “gold rush”, circa 2016...

https://www.awn.com/blog/china-s-vr-gold-rush

“It’s the CONTENT, stupid!” - My 2016 observations on VR content development, more relevant today than ever...

https://www.awn.com/blog/it-s-content-stupid-part-one

https://www.awn.com/blog/its-content-stupid-part-two

My 2016 virtual reality forecasts...

https://www.awn.com/blog/virtual-realities

My observations in 2016 on how visual literacy and conceptual thinking have fueled my career in the arts & entertainment...

https://vimeo.com/191987236

My seminal 2008 presentation on workflow & pipeline efficiencies, “CG Production Principles: Keeping Your Money On The Screen And Off The Floor”...

https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/1508044.1508047

Organizational balance & animation production planning resources dating back to 2008, but still relevant today...

http://www.animationoptions.com/pages/resources.htm

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Kevin is the author of AWN's Reality Bites blog, his musings on the art, technology and business of immersive media (AR, VR, MR) and AI. You can find Kevin's website at www.kevingeiger.com and he can be reached at holler@kevingeiger.com.

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