Pasadena, CA – Set your time machines for the past . . . and the future! Zeitgeist Design + Production announces the launch of “The Spirit of the Time” Zoomcast — a bespoke live peer-to-peer interactive web-based talk show with the first show set for April 30, 2021, 12 noon to 1 p.m. PDT with special guest Tom Morris, former creative development leader at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Celebrating the history and next generation of themed entertainment, “The Spirit of the Time” promises to share the philosophies, insights and industry tradecraft of the top creatives and executives who made or are making their mark in timeless and timely out-of-home entertainment projects all over the world. Piloting the time machine are Ryan Harmon, President, and Joe Lanzisero, Executive Creative Director, Zeitgeist Design + Production, veterans of Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, Warner Bros. Recreation, Caruso Affiliated, The Hettema Group, and BRC Imagination Arts, among others. The two time travelers will host the live series, which debuts on April 30, 2021 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. PDT. Access to the hour-long episode is through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com; an RSVP is required to view.
Hopping aboard for the inaugural journey is guest traveler Tom Morris, who will discuss his approach to design and creative leadership, honed by his 42-year career with Disney, where he designed and led the development of attractions for Epcot, Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land, Hong Kong Disneyland and Fantasyland at Disneyland Paris. Morris retired from Walt Disney Imagineering in 2016, and continues to spend every waking minute working on exciting new creative endeavors.
“The time is right for a live Zoomcast in which industry folks talk shop with their colleagues about what makes an entertainment experience both timely and timeless,” said Harmon. “There are some great fan-based podcasts out there, but this will be the first time that the minds behind the magic will congregate monthly on a live video stream and take real-time questions from viewers.” Explained Lanzisero, “Our interviews will recognize these superstars, while also documenting and sharing a real insider’s view of how entertainment experiences take shape, from concept to reality.”
Future episodes of “The Spirit of the Time” will cover theme parks, retail & dining experiences, corporate brand centers, museums, and how new technologies are finding their way into these venues. “Set your clocks for an hour of stimulating conversation with some of the world’s most creative minds,” Harmon added. “There will be a little bit of time travel, a little bit of design philosophy, and lots of insight into how successful entertainment experiences are born in every episode!”
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About Zeitgeist Design + Production
Founded by 30-year themed entertainment industry veteran Ryan Harmon in 2011, Zeitgeist Design + Production tells the tales of some of the world’s most successful brands, intellectual properties, and historical accounts through the creation of UX-IRL (User Experiences In Real Life), including innovative location-based entertainment, brand experiences, experiential retail and marketing, interactive and multimedia experiences, and more. From the initial creative vision and strategy, to master planning and design, to turnkey production solutions, Zeitgeist Design + Production has created successful and beloved guest experiences for clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Cruise Lines, Chimelong Group, Universal Creative, BBC Worldwide, Saudi SEVEN, and many more. For more information, please visit www.zeitgeist-usa.com.
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