The Professional Me
Eric Day is an Emmy Award-winning creative producer operating at the intersection of technology and storytelling. At Meta, he was hired as a creative producer for the Creative Shop Labs team - a R&D prototype-development team focused on building future-forward products and services for Metaverse content, prototype hardware, Unreal Engine, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain/Web3, AI, and WebXR.
In his prior position at RYOT - Verizon’s next-gen content studio - he had early access to Verizon 5G technology and was tasked with creating and executing the full life cycles of innovation-driven projects across emerging formats for Verizon’s expansive list of brand partnerships including Disney, Lucasfilm, Epic, NFL, the United Nations, and P&G.
Freelance Creative Director
Jan 2023 – Present (5 mos)
- Working at the intersection of technology and storytelling for brands & studios: live immersive experiences, virtual production, Unreal Engine, augmented reality, virtual reality, webXR, mobile, LLMs, artificial intelligence & machine learning.
- Experienced in client relations, creative development, deck building, storytelling/narrative, technology, and design.
Freelance Writer & Designer
2010 – Present (13 yrs)
- Deck design, narrative & game design, feature film treatments, commercial treatments, art direction.
Producer & Creative Lead, Meta Creative Shop Labs
May 2022 – Jan 2023 (9 mos)
- Produced award-winning “Spatial Fusion" WebXR experience for the Quest Pro showcased at Meta’s Connect 2022.
- Produced 3 winning hackathons focused on augmenting Meta products, one of which was presented to Meta’s CTO for continued product exploration.
- 2 pending patents focused on WebXR, NFTs, and Blockchain.
- Led a dozen technology and metaverse projects with big brand partners working in Creative Shop’s newest R&D team.
Feb 2020 – Jul 2022 (2 yrs 6 mos)
- Epic MegaGrant production featuring real-time virtual production and motion capture working with Epic, Cubic Motion, Counter Punch Studios, and Anonymous Content
- Prepared creative materials, budget, schedule, and wrote a grant proposal that secured a $$$ Epic MegaGrant.
- Led full lifecycle of virtual production & real-time/offline animation
- “Life Rendered” premiered at Tribeca 2022, debuted at 10+ festivals, and was featured by Epic in online publications.
Executive Producer, RYOT (fka Verizon Media)
Sep 2021 – May 2022
- Oversaw busy $5mil+ yearly content slate and led ideation through distribution on award-winning, first-to-market projects including original series, Unreal virtual productions, immersive experiences, motion capture, volumetric capture, AR, VR, and Web.
- Managed a multi-disciplinary team of integrated producers, creatives, designers, and post production execs across large budget multi-platform campaigns and products for global brands including Disney, Verizon, Snap, NFL, P&G, Walmart, HBO, Honda, and Epic.
- Produced & creative directed immersive project mapping experience for the anniversary of Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” alongside IMG executives and the Rodarte Sisters for the “Art of Rodarte” at NYFW 2021, cementing Yahoo’s multi-million dollar NYFW innovation partnership.
Supervising Creative Producer, RYOT (fka Verizon Media)
Mar 2020 – Sep 2021
- Directed strategy, creative, and global launch for Verizon’s new flagship WebAR offering, Verizon Media Immersive, allowing massive scale for 3D content distribution for advertising & editorial partners, and creating a 300% increase in AR content engagement across Verizon Media publishers.
- Produced Primetime Emmy-winning custom Oculus Quest experience “The Messy Truth in VR” starring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson in partnership with Van Jones’ Magic Lab Media.
- Primetime Emmy -"The Messy Truth in VR" (2020)
- Golden Telly - Star Wars: 5G Sith Jet Trooper Experience (2020)
Senior Creative Producer, RYOT (fka Verizon Media)
Sep 2016 – Mar 2020
- Owned full lifecycle on 30+ projects exceeding $7mil in annual revenues. Led development, scoping, and presentation for all third party sales opportunities and content partnerships across RYOT and Yahoo teams.
- Produced & creative directed award-winning activation “Star Wars: 5G Sith Trooper” at Rise of Skywalker premiere featuring innovative 5G-streamed real-time MoCap and broadcast AR all developed in Unreal.
- Produced & creative directed website for Bronze Lion-winning “Earth Song” by Lil Dickey which garnered 1mil+ impressions within a day of launch.
- Bronze Telly - Young Lions w/ the Mandela Family (2019)
Producer & Supervisor, Commercial & TV Production
Aug 2011 – Sep 2016
- Commercials & content for brands and studios including: Comedy Central, RSA, Honda, Nissan, Walmart, Credit Karma, General Mills, AMC, Universal Studios, NBC, Nickelodeon, Shutterfly, and more.
Creative Work, Concept Development, Adobe Creative Suite, Client Presentation, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Animation, Production Planning, Business Development, Screenwriting
THE POLYS (2023) WebXR Awards “Experience of the Year” & “AR Passthrough Experience of the Year”: Spatial Fusion
SHORTY AWARD (2021): AIR: Art is Revolution
PRIMETIME EMMY (2020): The Messy Truth
GOLD TELLY (2019): Star Wars: 5G Sith Jet Trooper
BRONZE TELLY (2018): Young Lions
EMERGING SCREENWRITER GRAND PRIZE: Feature Screenplay “Arktos”
FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK FINALIST: Feature Screenplay “Arktos”
NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP QUARTERFINALIST: Feature Screenplay “Arktos”
INDUSTRY INSIDER’S FINALIST: Feature Screenplay “Carrier”
US PATENT #11100695 (2020): Methods and Systems for Creating an Immersive Character Interaction
US PATENT PENDING: Meta
B.F.A. Film Production: Directing Chapman University
2022 “LIFE RENDERED” - TRIBECA 2022 PRODUCER • FORMAT: ANIMATED VIRTUAL PRODUCTION • DISTRIBUTION: THEATRICAL (TRIBECA) • 23 MINS
“SNAP AR: KENDRICK LAMAR” PRODUCER • FORMAT: MOTION CAPTURE • DISTRIBUTION: SNAPCHAT APP AUGMENTED REALITY
“GONOODLE IS GOING ULTRA” PRODUCER • FORMAT: LIVE STREAMING MOTION CAPTURE • DISTRIBUTION: WEB (YOUTUBE) • BTS VIDEO
2021 “ART OF RODARTE: BLACK SWAN” PRODUCER • FORMAT: PROJECTION MAPPING • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • URL: Art of Rodarte
“ELECTRIC CITY” PRODUCER • FORMAT: INTERACTIVE • DISTRIBUTION: WEB • electriccity.co
“CANNES RUGBY VOLCAP” PRODUCER • FORMAT: UNREAL VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE SHORT • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE EVENT • VIDEO LINK
“AIR: ARTISTS REVOLUTION” PRODUCER • FORMAT: AUGMENTED REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: WEB • WEBSITE
“NYFW: REBECCA MINKOFF IMMERSIVE NFT EXPERIENCE” PRODUCER • FORMAT: INTERACTIVE • DISTRIBUTION: WEB • URL: Rebecca Minkoff Immersive NFT Experience
“SNAP LENS FILTER: BLACK PUMAS IN 5G” PRODUCER • FORMAT: LIVE STREAMING MOCAP • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE EVENT • BTS VIDEO
“MESSY TRUTH IN VR” - PRIMETIME EMMY 2020 PRODUCER • FORMAT: VIRTUAL REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: WEB & OCULUS QUEST
“VERIZON NFL FIELD FILTERS” PRODUCER • FORMAT: AUGMENTED REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: NFL ONEPASS APP • BTS VIDEO
2019 “STAR WARS: 5G SITH TROOPER” - GOLDEN TELLY 2020 PRODUCER • FORMAT: UNREAL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • BTS VIDEO
“UNITED NATION: GLOBAL ACTION CLIMATE SUMMIT” PRODUCER • FORMAT: PROJECTION MAPPING • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE EVENT • BTS VIDEO 2019 (CONT’D)
“DRIP DROP” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VIRTUAL REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION (CANNES) • BTS VIDEO
“LOOK AGAIN VR” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VIRTUAL REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION (CANNES) • BTS VIDEO
“WE LOVE THE EARTH BY LIL DICKY” - CANNES LIONS 2019 PRODUCER • FORMAT: ANIMATION & WEB • DISTRIBUTION: THEATRICAL (CANNES) • welovetheearth.org
“THE NIGHT BEFORE” PRODUCER • FORMAT: FACE TRACKING • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION (ACADEMY AWARDS) • ART CONTENT
“HYPEZILLA STREAMING 5G: NEWFRONTS” PRODUCER • FORMAT: LIVE MOTION CAPTURE • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE EVENT • EXPERIENCE RECORDING
2018 “VERIZON & CAPITOL360 VOLCAP W/ JAMES DAVIS” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE • DISTRIBUTION: MOBILE APPLICATION • BTS CONTENT
“YOUNG LIONS” - SILVER TELLY 2018 PRODUCER • FORMAT: VIRTUAL REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: VR 360 & LIVE ACTIVATION • VR 360 FILM
“THE MANDELA ROBBEN ISLAND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE” PRODUCER • FORMAT: UNREAL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • BTS VIDEO
“LA PRIDE INTERACTIVE DANCE WALL” PRODUCER • FORMAT: INTERACTIVE VIDEO WALL • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • BTS VIDEO
“STONEWALL INN AR” PRODUCER • FORMAT: AUGMENTED REALITY • DISTRIBUTION: MOBILE APP • EXPERIENCE RECORDING
“OATH NEWFRONTS 2018” PRODUCER • FORMAT: DIGITAL VIDEO • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • BTS TUNNEL VIDEO
2017 “SUPERBOWL BLACKOUT WITH ERICSSON & VERIZON: 5G DEMO” PRODUCER • FORMAT: 2D VIDEO • DISTRIBUTION: WEB
“VERIZON AGTECH” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION
“A LOVE LETTER TO SAN FRANCISCO” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION • BTS CONTENT “JEEP COMPASS: VR 360” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: YOUTUBE
“A NIGHT TO SHINE WITH TIM TEBOW” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: LIVE ACTIVATION
2016 “AFI: VR 360” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: YOUTUBE
“PURELY PERU: CLOROX VR 360” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: YOUTUBE
“MEDITATION WITH UNITED AIRLINES: VR 360” PRODUCER • FORMAT: VR 360 • DISTRIBUTION: YOUTUBE