18 Jan, 2019
by Jake
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Elegant, Sophisticated, Interactive Installations.

This is one of my favorite installations that we do at Limbic Media.  Utilizing powerful AI and machine learning, we have become the best in the world at sound to light mapping.  That allows us to do all kinds of cool things.

We give anyone access to see their sounds immediately represented in light.  Anyone can play a piano attached to our technology and sophisticated lighting design and get a light show in real time.  Indeed, they can also fully control their own light show.  It is a totally personalized experience for every single user.  Whether you can play chopsticks or are a concerto pianist (see above), you get immediate, multi-sensory engagement.

It is a beautiful installation.  Interactive, immersive experiences are the future. No doubt about it.  It keeps people coming back again and again. It creates community.  It turns spaces into places.

Our work at Limbic is leading us into some absolutely fascinating projects.  We have been disrupting the entire holiday lighting industry in the US.  Now, we are about to partner with Nagra/Kudleski Group (Swiss company that owns over 10,000 movie theaters worldwide) to create the cinema lobby of the future – elegant, interactive, and immersive.  We will be presenting these concepts at Cinemacon at Caesar’s Place in Las Vegas.

It is a rare opportunity to have hand in altering the direct future of an entire industry.  It has now happened to me twice.  Looking for a third in re-imagining the water slide park experience globally.  That is coming up in May.  I am also forging ahead with our Asian strategy.  Oh my goodness, the project that I am currently negotiating in Xi’an, China is monstrous.  I am confident that it will move forward in Q1.

As an artist and entrepreneur, it is an absolute pleasure to be creating meaningful, beautiful, interactive, high tech art to engage the globe.

4 Dec, 2018
by Jake
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Parks Canada Bison Roam Free

Here is a little clip of a unique project that we worked on recently for Parks Canada.  This “Blinky Bison” has started its journey at the Calgary Zoo and will make its way around Banff National Park for years to celebrate bison being re-introduced back into the wild after being gone for over a hundred years.  It is a cool project and cause.  I was happy to be able to make high tech digital art and draw awareness to conservation in our national parks.

26 Sep, 2018
by Jake
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What I have accomplished at Limbic Media so far…

I simply love building businesses.  It is a true passion.  I don’t think that I will ever be able to stop.  I am a full blown deal junkie – I just can’t get enough.  Making something from nothing – it just feels too good when it all comes together.

Obviously, in order to build a business, one needs to gather clients.  This is one of my favorite things to do.  I can confidently go into any business to develop their strategy, open new markets,  and create more revenue.  To me, this is pure fun.

What any organization will always get from me is massive action.  There are few who can match my output.  Since I can remember, I have always been striving for unlimited growth.  I absolutely must reach the top of my game in everything that I do.  It is a constant struggle and challenge.  I will never stop.  Ever.

While it has been difficult opening up markets for Limbic Media and launch a brand new product, it has also been rewarding and satisfying.  I have been disrupting the entire holiday lighting industry in the US.  It has been quite an experience. I have had strong growth this year, and next year I can easily see at least a tripling of revenue.

Below are some of the things that I have already accomplished as an entrepreneur in residence for this company:

  • Created product strategies coupled with seamless execution
  • Directly assisted in streamlining manufacturing and shipping
  • Shortened sales cycles
  • Established a company-wide client-centric focus
  • Filled holes in business development. Eg. De-risk strategies
  • Pushed for an international approach; found and hired a sales associate to crack open the European market (He did it and is continuing to do so).
  • Spearheaded Asian and Middle Eastern market strategies
  • Hit aggressive sales targets
  • Executed successful Contact Marketing campaigns with 40% return call rates at the C Suite level
  • Ability to negotiate million dollar contracts
  • Accelerated closing skills
  • Indefatigable cold calling efforts
  • Honed consultative selling approach
  • Select Client list: cities, zoos, botanical gardens, property managers, science centers, museums, hotels
  • Built upon and furthered exceptional research skills. Able to attack nearly any segment and understand it rapidly. Legendary prospector.
  • Generated powerful bottom of the funnel movement
  • Identified and targeted issues with top of the funnel action
  • Increased leadership capabilities
  • Read at CEO level: 50 -60 books per year (not new, I have been doing this for over a decade)
  • Expanded empathy skills through a daily practice of Ho’ponopono (Hawaiian forgiveness ritual)

Not too shabby for just over a year.  I knew this year was going to be tough.  We are so brand new and it takes time for people to understand new things.  I am selling a creative engineering firm.  Their first product is an AI lighting platform.  We are putting the power of complex lighting design into anyone’s hands.  As it is a platform, we can continue to build upon it for years to come; doing multisensory, interactive, high tech, public art installations.

I am sincerely looking forward to 2019.  I think the first quarter of the year could be a turning point for the company. I continue to learn and evolve.  My goals are to make deals happen and increase revenue at a staggering pace.  Delight clients and the public.  Make everyone happy.

23 Jul, 2018
by Jake
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Street Shows 2018

I kept lean and hungry doing shows in the Inner Harbor this summer.  Some nights were absolutely magical.  Some nights were challenging.  All of it kept me humble and strong.  I feel blessed to have this amazing summer street theater a 10 min drive from my place.

23 Jul, 2018
by Jake
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New Clown Acts

As part of “Eyes Up”, I had the wonderful opportunity to create two new acts.

The first one, “The Couch” happened by accident.  It just emerged.  I love when that happens.  I am so happy with how it turned out.

And the second one with the working title, “Disaster Act” was so much fun to do.  A lot of the time, I work alone doing solo shows.  It is always such a pleasure to collaborate with world class circus artists.  I brought this concept to the table, and everyone added their delicious flavors to it.  I am also very happy with how it turned out.

1 Jul, 2018
by Jake
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“Eyes Up” Photos – Show and Creation

It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved with Ignio Circus and their first production, “Eyes Up”.  It was one of the easiest creative processes I have been a part of.  The cast was flown in from around the globe.  All of them are world class, professional circus artists.

Below are a few select images of the show and creation.  Thank you to Neil Hodge for working so hard on capturing the energy, emotion, and dynamism of the crew.  Video coming soon…

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