Two Bit CircusOctober 19, 2015 Worldwide, iTunes
Contact Website : http://twobitcircus.com
In this awesome episode of Blurred Radio, we’re talking with Brent Bushnell and Nancy Bennett of the unrivaled mecca of nerddom, Two Bit Circus.
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and bands including Google, Disney and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE. He publishes at brentbushnell.com and @brentbushnell.
As a video/music director and producer, entrepreneur, executive and ball of energy, Nancy Bennett’s talents have pulsed through the heart of the media world for over 25 years. Not content to just create music projects for the likes of Tori Amos, Led Zeppelin, The Beastie Boys, Ringo Starr and Ray Charles; or to work with visionaries like Jimmy Iovine, Angus Wall, Marcus Nispel and Sean Penn; she has founded multiple businesses that staked out the next wave in the confluence of technology, film, television, and advertising.
Bennett is currently the Chief Content Officer for Two Bit Circus, an interdisciplinary team of artists, inventors, engineers, educators and entrepreneurs passionate about reimagining all forms of entertainment. They have been on-camera inventors for network television, built viral videos for rock bands, and created massive spectacles for large brands. Clients include Amazon, Intel, Nvidia, the Girl Scouts of America, IBM, and Dave & Buster’s. While redefining modern amusement, Two Bit Circus is working to inspire young minds to explore careers in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math through STEAM Carnival, the carnival reimagined with fire, lasers, and robots! [www.steamcarnival.com]
Bennett is responsible for the Two Bit Circus image as it is portrayed in all of its cinematic work, specializing in 2D and 3D 360 live action virtual reality immersive experiences that are accompanied by motion platforms displayed via Oculus Rift, Oculus powered Samsung GearVR and Google Cardboard. 2BCVR has developed a portfolio of original VR IP including tools for VR production that provide preview capabilities via live stream and stitch within Oculus Rift while filming; a light weight helmet camera system and stitching software. Recent work: major Fortune 500 3D 360 motion platform experiences including the most recent NBA Samsung GearVR “Keys to the Game” featuring superstar NBA players launching February 2015 on Samsung GearVR’s MilkVR platform.
Bennett holds a B.A. in Music and a M.S. in Film from Boston University. She is a member of BAFTA and Grammy.org, has served as panelist for the NEA Media Arts and is a professor at Boston University’s Masters in New Media and Business Administration Program here in Los Angeles.