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Falcon’s Creative Group to work with the new National Geographic Encounter

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National Geographic Ocean Odyssey

The company has been selected to provide show design for National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in New York City’s Times Square.

The creative team is being led by SPE Partners.  Ocean Odyssey is a ground-breaking immersive experience that takes visitors on a stunning underwater journey. Falcon’s Creative Group’s work for the project ranges through design development, media pre-production, and show design coordination.

National Geographic Ocean Odyssey sealion interactionNational Geographic Encounter enables people to get face-to-face with its greatest wonders and most incredible creatures.  The Times Square venue spans 60,000 square feet.  The creative team is pushing technological boundaries with mega projection screens, video mapping, 8K photo-real animation, immersive sound and interactive “real-time” audience tracking.  The latter enables guests to get interactive with a range of sea creatures, from rays and dolphins to sea lion, humpback whales, Humboldt squids and great white sharks.  The experience ends with a giant dome finale.

“Having the opportunity to work with SPE Partners and National Geographic has been an honour,” says David Schaefer, Vice President of Falcon’s Creative Group.

“SPE Partners’ goal of developing cutting-edge world-class entertainment experiences, paired with the world-renowned brand of National Geographic, gave our creative team an amazing canvas to push the limits of design.”

National Geographic Ocean Odyssey shallows“We have engaged a world-class creative team that includes Academy, GRAMMY® and Emmy® Award-Winning artists,” says Lisa Truitt, Chief Creative Officer and Partner of SPE Partners.

”We are thrilled to collaborate with Falcon’s Creative Group.  With their award-winning creative work and unparalleled track record in themed entertainment experiences for Universal Studios, Marvel and many others, Falcon’s Creative Group was a natural partner for us.”

National Geographic Encounter is produced, developed and managed by SPE Partners, under license from National Geographic.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is scheduled to open in October 2017.

National Geographic Ocean Odyssey baitballImages courtesy National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey.

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