A.R.T. Artists Real Talk

It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series! We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three. Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.
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Feb 8, 2018

Listen to some drunken (or in Noah's case punchdrunk) conversation between host Jacob Patterson and friends after wrapping up Noah's inaugural Immersive Design Summit. IDS 2018 brought together hundreds of creators, producers, and developers from all over the world who work in the quickly emerging world of immersive entertainment. Fields within this genre range from virtual reality to theatre to ASMR, and if any of this stuff interests you, be sure to check out the No Proscenium podcast or ask Jacob for an invite to the Everything Immersive private Facebook group. Hit us up on Instagram to chat, and enjoy our most off the cuff episode to date. 


6:00- Intro


Noah Nelson:


Check out Artists Real Talk episode 11 with Noah Nelson:


Tommy Honton:


6:24- First Immersive Design Summit


7:28- Tom Pearson: Third Rail Projects Co-Artist Director


8:09- Then She Fell


Sleep No More


8:45- Jacob asks Tommy and Noah for advice on what he should do at Sleep No More


12:24- Art Basel


12:58- Jacob asks Tommy, “What was your overall lesson learned from the summit?”


14:20- Olivia Cueva




22:50- Noah explains how people heard about the Immersive Design Summit


24:42- Jacob asks, “What would say were the categories of attendees?”


26:50- Noah explains how they made conscious choices to make sure that this was an inclusive event


27:43- “What did you think of the town hall portion?”


30:47- Asking the audience, “what was the thing you saw that made you re-think your work?”


31:45- Tommy running into a scavenger hunt and finding a riddle when he was younger


33:46- When did you know there was a professional world of immersive entertainment?


37:44- When Tommy first experienced immersive experiences 


38:43- Tommy reaching out to companies asking if he could work for them even if it's for free


39:30- Andrew McGregor:


Listen to episode #8 with Andrew McGregor


40:52- Tommy and Noah meeting for the first time an informational interview 


43:08- Tommy and Noah ending up in a surprise meeting with the city of Los Angeles for permitting 


45:43- Vince Meow Wolf


47:03- Read more about Candytopia and Happy Place and why they got shut down here:






52:20- Why did we not discuss the selfie palaces or the Ghost Ship?


Read more about the Ghost Ship Fire here:


54:57- “Tommy did you feel like it was missing from the conversation?”


57:05- Vince


Justin Fix


57:22- Noah's opinion on discussing different business challenges with opening up a venue and needing the city on your side. 


58:03- Sara Thacher


58:34- The institute




1:04:33- What was the moral of the story on that panel?


1:07:50- Budgets and rates


1:10:11- You have to make yourself valuable to the project


1:10:10- Nova Han


1:10:50- Jacob asks Noah, “What other panel did you moderate?”


1:13:54- Check out the Carne Y Arena exhibit at LACMA


1:15:08- Tommy what was your favorite moment at the Immersive Design Summit?


1:16:16- Diana Williams Content Strategist, Lucasfilm’s Story Group

Colin Nightingale Creative Producer, Punchdrunk International


1:17:14- Curtis Hickman Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, The Void


1:17:44- Christ Hickman THE VOID: Creating The Illusion of Reality


1:22:47- Jacob goes into detail about his favorite part at the summit


1:23:14-  Melina Lauw Co-Creator, Whisperlodge


1:27:00-Serial Killers and Immersive theater


1:27:37- Summarizing Sara Thacher


1:28:55- How did you guys feel about Sara’s speech?


1:35:24- Final wishes for Immersive Design Summit 2019




1:39:58- Tommy Honton:


1:40:32- Noah Nelson:


1:41:35- Jacob Patterson

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