Kris Layng

A Halloween Poem

My favorite spooky poem of all time, which makes my imagination go wild. Enjoy! “The Haunted Palace” By Edgar Allen Poe In the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace— Radiant palace—reared its head. In the monarch Thought’s dominion, It stood there! Never seraph spread a pinion Over …

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Concept Art for MANIAC

Before I began my residency at the FRL lab, I was the concept illustrator and assistant art director on a new Netflix series, MANIAC, which premiered last Friday.  I worked closely with the director, Cary Fukunaga, and production designer, Alex DiGerlando, to imagine and conceive the sets of this sci-fi black comedy. Here’s the trailer …

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FRL in Prague

I’ve just spent 3 days at the Future Port Prague Festival, where I gave a talk about CAVE. The response here was fantastic, and the city is enchantingly beautiful! I’ve met many amazing people here and have had inspiring conversations about the future of technology. Everyone agrees that shared mixed reality is the way to …

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Bellman’s Lullaby in CAVE

CAVE’s music is based on “Bellman’s Lullaby”  by Swedish composer and poet, Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795). Bellman is a central figure in Scandinavian literature and music, and has been compared to Mozart and Shakespeare for his influence. I discovered the lullaby while searching for a temp track for the opening of the show, when Ayara’s …

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CAVE – The Movie

For the past few months, Dan Lazar, a cinematographer and recent grad of NYU Film School, has been working on crafting a 2D movie version of CAVE using Unity and Cinemachine. Dan uses wide shots, close ups, tracking and dolly shots, developed over 100s of years of cinemas history, to tell the story of CAVE …

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