Designing Immersive Experiences
Live at The National Haunters Convention
in Atlantic City
Immersive experience (IX) is a hot ticket item right now. Learn what it is and how you can implement it in this incredible workshop.
We live in an age where entertainment can be downloaded for 99¢ and nothing digital is truly valued anymore. That's why the world has turned away from the Information Age to embrace the Experience Age. Escape rooms, LARPs, immersive theater productions, virtual reality games... they're all tipping the financial scales in our direction and we want to make sure you're ready.
Lead by a team of Philadelphia's best immersive experience designers, this workshop will teach the basics of immersive experience design including history, pre-production, set design, scripting, marketing, safety, and more. We'll also dive into the specifics of immersive experience in the horror market with a focus on creating unforgettable haunts and seance rooms Find out why other workshops on this topic in the NYC/Philly area are always packed.
This workshop is expected to be 3 hours with time in the middle for a break.
About Tome Wilson
Tome Wilson is a senior art director and communication specialist with over 18 years of design experience. His portfolio includes a wide-breadth of agency work, Emmy award-winning technology, and Fortune 50 products used by over 27 million Americans. He’s best known for his advances in the fields of Immersive Design and Accessible Design.
As an Immersive designer, he leads the productions at The Mill Race Theatrical Company including: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Theater of Fear, and The Witches’ Summoning. He is also the founder of Séance Media, an event production company that specializes in fully immersive theatrical séances.
An avid technologist and Halloween folklore expert, Tome combines modern technology with the occult to bring the spirit world to life.
About Tom Greenfield
Tom Greenfield spent 25 years in New York working in both theater and film. During those years he worked for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Big Mess Theater, ABC Television, The Office of the President of the United States, The Tony Awards, and many others. His professional experience stretches from scenic designer, art director, scenic artist and special effects guru, all the way to technical director, producer, and director.
In 2011, he gave it all up to pursue his personal passions and The Mill Race Theatrical Company was born. The theater is dedicated to producing original scripts with a heavy focus on creating strong visual elements utilizing cutting edge technologies.
Their first production, Miss Lilly's Séance Parlor, was a contemporary look at Victorian seance parlors performed in an actual abandoned house. It was closely followed by The Poe Project, a look at the life and inspirations of Edgar Allan Poe from the perspective of his unquiet spirit.
A master artist, Tom now leads the artistic design, effects construction, and performing arts classes for all TMRTCo productions.