exploring new imaginative territories with current and emergent technologies
Conquest of the Skies VR Immersive
As executive producer Lou worked for Atlantic Productions, Alchemy Immersive and Meta Quest to create a 3 part immersive journey designed not only to stimulate the senses but to educate, inform and enlighten. Attenborough takes you on a magical journey through the evolution of ﬂight in Conquest of the Skies, in this 3D virtual reality 180° docuseries.
Informed by the latest paleontological breakthroughs, marvel at the myriad of aerodynamic forms as you time travel in stunning 8K 3D Virtual Reality, at 60fps with ambisonic audio. Over three episodes, learn how insects, reptiles and birds unshackled themselves from the grips of gravity and took to the skies, with natural history legend, David Attenborough, as your guide.
Conquest of the Skies
Kingdom of Plants
Emmy Nominated 2022
As executive producer, Lou worked for Alchemy Immersive and Meta Quest to unearth the the secrets of plant life. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this VR experience is available on Oculus Quest.Produced using customised 3D stereoscopic cameras, specially developed stereo-timelapse rigs, and innovative VFX compositing techniques. At 8K, details of flowers, plants, and insects invisible to the human eye are revealed. Breath-taking spatial sound design infuses the perils of the plant world with life.
Worlds Within Worlds.
QXR Studios is a game studio with narrative at the heart of what it produces. This highly-skilled, international team is creating best on class content that utilizes a fresh, new cross-medium platform to introduce audiences to fantastic worlds. Lou is now bridging game and culture to offer a new form of entertainment for Web3 and block chain. Lou specializes in bridging the cultural world with the game sector.
Doye Mosse Productions
The Ship of the Dead
The Ship of the Dead is an augmented reality storybook experience created in partnership with international best-selling author, Kate Mosse. We have brought one of Kate’s beloved ghost stories to life on your phone fusing immersive visual and sound design with narration by the author. The Ship of the Dead represents a new storytelling medium - It combines the very best speculative and fantasy fiction with 360°, 3D real-time augmented reality with spatial audio, delivered seamlessly to your tablet or phone (even if your device is five years out of date). Release date 2023
Royal Shakespeare Company and Magic Leap.
As an executive producer, Lou's extensive knowledge in theatre producing enabled her team to create an immersive theatre production inspired by 'Midsummer Night's Dream' with Magic Leap mixed reality, smell, taste, cocktails, and exploration. Set to premiere at SXSW 2020, the project was put on hold due to COVID-19.
Royal Shakespeare Company. Epic Games, Magic Leap, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Punchdrunk.
Lou helped vision the concept for Dream, a moonlit journey of a sprite. The project required a pivot due to COVID-19. Lou's research into XR distribution and monetization informed the decisions made for the Audiences of the Future funded online performance, released in March 2021.
Emmy nominated executive producer Lou delights in exploring new imaginative territories with current and emergent technologies. Proven leadership on the development of innovative audience experiences, with the user as a priority, Lou motivates team's to embrace technological innovation and build new connections with audiences to the highest quality standards.
Founding and maintaining collaborative partnerships with multiple stakeholders, Lou builds infrastructures to guide technologists, creatives and business thinkers to make ground breaking work that communicates the core ethos of a product. Pitching decks to stakeholders to co-ordinating events from concept to launch, Lou has driven large-scale events and produced for QXR Studios, Atlantic Productions, META Quest , Doye Mosse Productions, Magic Leap, Royal Shakespeare Company, BMW, Kenwood & Delonghi and Rolls Royce. As digital fellow for Magic Leap and the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2020, Lou initiated relationships between creative technologists and artists helping build future pipelines of production between the live performance and future technologies.
Trained at London Contemporary Dance School, after graduating she performed in Matthew Bourne productions and in the West End, she has also been an artistic director of a midscale UK NPO Arts Council funded theatre. There she drove forward a vision to explore creativity in immersive technology. This vision and programme informed the pipelines required for real-time motion capture that the RSC's used for Dream 21.
People - Lou commits to equal opportunities for all. Diversity is at the heart of brilliant creativity. Action to make change for diverse teams is at the core of all projects.
Planet - Lou believes in thinking long term to protect nature for future generations. Our research and innovation promotes remote working and encourages creatives to use technology where ever possible to promote carbon neutral lifestyles.
CannesXR, June 2020 - An open laboratory as part of Cannes International Film Festival XR. Twenty projects brought together the best creative minds and technologists to devise and present innovative entertainment ideas that respond to the world post Covid-19. Helping to foster new ways of audience engagement using VR,AR,AI,MR each team pushed the boundaries of entertainment. Narrative at the heart of each project helped to build captivating concepts.
Lou introduced industry experts, presented a business planning session to help inform pitch decks, financing models and target audience, and supported over one hundred participants.
Tromosó International Film Festival, January 2020 - SEEK: Refractions focused on new media experimentation. The theme of the the special workshop was refraction Participants were invited to work in teams and explore, imagine and design ideas for the future of the film industry - against the backdrop of the 30th anniversary of the Tromsø International Film Festival.
Lou led pitching sessions, mentored projects and participants towards presentations to the film festival directors. The participants created a short film attached as an AR/VR prototype.