Workshop Leaders



FOST SUMMIT 2015

Randy Scott Slavin
Director, Photographer, and Aerial Cinematographer
In this workshop, you’ll not only fly drones, but also shoot video with them and learn the fundamentals of aerial cinematography and aerial camera movement.
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Frank Rose & Paul Woolmington
Author, Cofounder, The Art of Immersion, Naked Communications Americas
In this exercise, Frank Rose and Paul Woolmington will show how storytelling can work for brands and challenge you to put your skills to work on a real-world example.
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Laura Poitras & Nick Fortugno
Filmmaker, Journalist, Artist & Director, Academy Award-winning Citizenfour, Cofounder, Playmatics
This workshop will explore different strategies to combat surveillance, using tools ranging from technical solutions and storytelling to game play and countersurveillance.
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Todd Oldham
Designer, President, Todd Oldham Studio
Come let your inner artist out and turn cheap into chic.
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Amadeus Stevenson & Jeffrey Lancaster
CTO, Decoded
Working in teams, you’ll get hands-on building an Internet of Things device where a physical action will trigger a digital output.
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Marco Tempest
Cyber Illusionist
Marco Tempest is a cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions.
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Dustin Yellin
Artist & Founder, Pioneer Works
Dustin Yellin is an artist and founder of Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, a social sculpture and nonprofit institute for art and innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
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Mike Woods
Founder and CCO, White Rabbit VR
In this workshop, you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t in this immersive new storytelling format.
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Ross Tipograph
Creator, 8players
In this one-of-a-kind immersive experience, you’ll take part in a theatrical performance tailored just for you and the Snug Harbor surroundings.
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David Nadelberg
Writer, Producer, & Creator, Mortified
Approach storytelling from a fresh perspective as Mortified founder David Nadelberg reveals the secret system behind his fourteen-year-old, international storytelling project’s success—and how that unique process can benefit anyone who crafts narratives.
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Daniel Milnor & Eileen Gittins
Photographer at Large & CEO, Blurb inc.
In this workshop, you’ll take part in a creative exercise that explores what happens when the same content is considered by multiple groups.
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Bobette Buster
Story Consultant, Screenwriter & Lecturer
How do great storytellers connect with their listeners? What do you think your audience wants to hear?
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Jessica Brillhart & Saschka Unseld
Principal VR Filmmaker, Cofounder, Google Jump, Oculus Story Studio
Jessica Brillhart is the principal VR filmmaker for Google Jump. Saschka Unseld is a German-born director and writer who cofounded the Academy Award–nominated animation studio Soi, where he directed and produced numerous award-winning shorts and commercials before joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2008.
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James Braly
Writer, Performer, Author, & Teacher
This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to transform his or her life experiences into engaging true stories—because tragedy plus time can be very funny, and the ability to hold an audience’s attention can be very useful in any field.
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Jordan Bower
Digital Storyteller
In this interactive workshop, you’ll start down the digital storyteller’s journey. Through experiential exercises, you’ll explore the intimate connection between you, your audience, and the stories that you tell.
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Blue Delliquanti
Comics Artist & Illustrator
This participatory workshop will explore how comics can be as visually rich as film, while allowing readers to control pacing and bring their own imagination into the action.
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Jonathan Heit
President, Partner, North America Allison+Partners
While you may know the story you want to tell and how you want to tell it, the WSIGAS Workshop will help you understand why people should care about your story.
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Pages Matam
Artist and Poet
This interactive workshop will explore the steps necessary toward creating spoken word, from writing to editing to reciting, delving deeper into the ingredients that are essential to “baking” the perfect piece.
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David Landa & Dianna Kane
CEO, Senior Designer, FreeAssociation, Medic Mobile
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to leverage stories as a tool to design solutions to real-life critical situations.
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Maira Kalman
Author and Illustrator
Much of the time I am walking. Small journeys. The goal is to have an empty brain, to look at things and absorb them. From this comes great peace of mind, followed by a flood of ideas and memories.
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Joel Beckerman
Founder & Lead Composer, Man Made Music
In this interactive three-part workshop, you’ll unlock the secrets of one of the most powerful storytelling tools we have: sound and music.
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