In today’s episode, tin drum founder Todd Eckert takes us into the exciting and immersive realms of mixed reality, and reveals how this new medium is changing the way audiences connect with the world and each other. Todd also takes us behind the scenes at tin drum, shares his thoughts on phone culture, and talks about bringing more depth and dimension to both traditional and emerging forms of storytelling.

Topics include:

  • Creating dynamic worlds that people want to live in
  • Monetary success vs. artistic success
  • Getting people to adopt new mediums
  • Will VR ever go mainstream?
  • Lessons on truth and connection from David Bowie

Todd Eckert is the Founder of tin drum – a mixed reality content production studio. In his former position as Director of Content Development at Magic Leap, Todd worked to actively and positively change the relationship between author and audience. He initiated the company’s volumetric capture system, and much of the initial creative ideology.

Todd started his career as a music journalist at age 14, concentrating on music and film for the next 10 years. He spent the next seven years working in venture capital and financial structuring for media properties. Todd also produced the feature film Control, which won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh, and the BAFTA’s. He was also Director of North American for UK game developer Eutechnyx, and while there secured the license for NASCAR, developed a partnership with Fox Sports for the studio, and directed cinematics/motion capture.

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