Workshop Leaders



FOST SUMMIT

Jim Henson Creature Shop & Man Made Music
The Jim Henson Creature Shop and Man Made Music are collaborating on an interactive workshop in puppetry which will teach participants all about how character and sound combine to tell a story.
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Andrew Peters
Executive Creative Director, The Brand Experience
In this workshop, you’ll learn the essentials of telling a story in a physical space using your own life story as your guide.
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Colum McCann & Lisa Consiglio
Narrative 4
Learn to be vulnerable and respectful through Narrative 4’s trademark story exchange.
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Keiichi Matsuda
VP Design, Leap Motion
Following an open discussion about emerging technology and cultural trends, you will learn how to harness the power of tech in service of the forces of evil.
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Jamie Reilly & Catherine Turp
Moment Factory
Drawing from a bottomless multimedia toolbox, you’ll apply Moment Factory’s specific multimedia storytelling approach and process to design a high-impact experience based on the history-rich Snug Harbor campus.
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Sasha Samochina
Immersive Visualization Producer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Spacing out just got way cooler. Join Sasha Samochina, immersive experience producer at NASA, and learn how to make your very own 360 video using original content from space!
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Michael Ventura
Founder & CEO, Sub Rosa
Join Michael Ventura for an immersive workshop designed to help you exercise your empathy muscle—and in doing so, to better connect with others and yourself.
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Thomas Small & Sarah Steele
Google
This is the VR crash course you’ve been hoping for. In one hour, you’ll walk away with a grasp of what makes VR such a powerful content creation platform, an intro to industry tools and best practices, and the required skills to produce VR180 videos.
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Carmen Simon
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Memzy
Join this workshop to find out the latest brain science research on storytelling and how to best apply it to influence others in business settings.
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Michael Markman & Cortney Harding
Moment XR & Friends With Holograms
Enhance the real world with a layer of digital imagination. Join Cortney Harding and Michael Markman for a workshop on the basics of AR prototyping.
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Jeffrey Lancaster & Greg Edwards
Decoded
In this highly interactive breakout session, attendees will get hands-on with machine learning to create their own narrative based on the works of one or more famous authors.
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Karen X. Cheng
Butterbar, CEO
In this workshop, you’ll learn best practices for making videos that people want to watch though a hands-on creative exercise on mobile devices.
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Antonio Canobbio & Chris Prynoski
President & Founder, Titmouse
While tactics of storytelling may change all the time, one thing that remains constant is the importance of creating compelling and memorable characters. In this workshop, participants join Titmouse Animation’s Chris Prynoski and Antonio Canobbio as they introduce a fun and new approach to character-building in animation.
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Abraham Burickson & Ayden LeRoux
Cofounder & Artistic Director, Odyssey Works
Explore how understanding your audience can help amplify the impact of your work. In this workshop, you’ll actively learn how to use empathetic inquiry to meaningfully engage the narratives of your audiences.
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Garrett Coleman & Jason Oremus
Founders & Managing Directors, Hammerstep
Hammerstep’s interactive workshop will provide an introduction to the language of rhythm and movement and how the group’s performances incorporate this ancient storytelling technique.
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Andrea Daquino & Aksel Køie
Andrea D'Aquino Art + Design & Step In Books
Learn how the medium of GIF-making is a unique storytelling practice by creating your own, original GIFs using handmade, analog art and digital tools.
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Dawn Fraser
Founder and CEO, Fraser's Edge, LLC
Combining her experience as a storytelling coach and the lessons from her TED talk, Dawn Fraser will discuss the ways to connect the significant moments from your life into memorable and thought-provoking stories.
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Emily Flake
Cartoonist, Writer, Performer, Illustrator, and Educator
Join this introduction to the subtle wizardry that is gag cartooning, where you’ll engage in exercises meant to generate ideas, spark jokes, and inspire cartoons in the single-panel format.
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Casey de Pont & Jennifer Fink
GLOW
This workshop will focus on different ways to craft a narrative with your brand’s audience—giving them a sense of ownership and connection, and taking them from fans to evangelists.
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Zach Lee & Pierce Freelon
Executive Producer & Cofounder, Beat Making Lab
In this workshop, Beat Making Lab founders will take participants through the building blocks of producing unique and original content in the form of a song.
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