Strange Bird Immersive’s RECON Video & New York Times Feature

“This show couldn’t happen in person. This is a new artistic frontier,” artistic director Haley E.R. Cooper told Alexis Soloski of The New York Times about Strange Bird Immersive’s newest immersive piece, The Strange Secret of Mr. Adrian Rook.

In Escape Rooms in an At-Home Era? Here’s the Key, Haley and other escape room industry veterans explain how they changed the nature of their products in 2020. They had to get creative to build worlds for the players and deliver immersive experiences.

Haley and Cameron Cooper’s RECON ’20 talk about creating immersive experiences was incredibly popular. Whether you’re creating experiences in person or online, there’s a lot of value in this session.

Featured Talk Information

Make It Immersive: Turning Walls into Worlds

Details: Originally presented on Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 (New York)

Speakers: Haley E. R. Cooper & J. Cameron Cooper

Company: Strange Bird Immersive

Abstract: Haley and Cameron explain how they craft immersive experiences with an eye for details instead of a massive budget. They give you a tour of their immersive toolbox, a collection of approaches and techniques that all creators can draw upon, at any level. They’ll take you through many of the details that are easily overlooked in room design and teach you how to pay attention to these in order to breathe life into an experience.

Haley Cooper on the left and Cameron Cooper on the right, both in costume as actors in Strange Bird Immersive's The Man from Beyond

About RECON ’20

RECON ’20 was Room Escape Artist’s digital escape room convention featuring 15 pre-recorded talks, live Q&As, and over 30 exhibitors. We had over 900 attendees from 62 countries watching and participating live.

We’re releasing each of the 15 talks for free on our YouTube channel this fall. More than half the featured talk videos are already available there!

Please subscribe to the RECON Newsletter to receive updates on RECON ’21 – we are just getting started.

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