Get a Behind the Scenes Take on the VR Tour of Mannington's Design Center

09/02/2020 By Robert Nieminen

In this episode, Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen talks to guests John Higgs, Brandon Carmichael and Mark Starling of Corgan’s MediaLab about their experience working together to film the 360 VR video of Mannington’s Design Center in Atlanta, including the technology and approaches they used to create this immersive experience.

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360 VR video of Mannington's Design Center in Atlanta

Meet Our Guests:

Brandon Carmichael, Executive Creative Director, Corgan MediaLab

Brandon Carmichael, Executive Director, Corgan MediaLabAs Executive Creative Director, Brandon Carmichael is responsible for evolving and elevating the creative story behind each of the Corgan MediaLab projects, whether a 30-min short film, a life-size immersive installation or a single VR experience.

Brandon also leads a team of highly skilled artists, who span traditional filmmaking, illustrators, designers and loves to teach/learn new ways to tell stories.


John Higgs, President, Corgan MediaLab

John Higgs, President, Corgan MediaLabJohn Higgs is the founder and President of Corgan MediaLab. He has honed his studio’s craft over the past 20+ years, and now the Lab is recognized as a regional leader in the field of architectural visualization. He has produced animations for a variety of architectural projects ranging from international airports, office complexes, data centers, transit projects, and hospitals. John has also done work in the broadcast, film, interactive, music, and video game industries for clients such as Adidas, Hyundai, Dell, Mountain Dew, Atari, Nokia and Chase.

While under his leadership, Corgan MediaLab has been honored with numerous awards and has been featured in many publications. John has spoken at AU and other conferences on the topics of technology and design visualization. He has also served on the advisory board at Full Sail University and acted as a visiting instructor at Texas Tech University for a graduate-level animation course.


Mark Starling, Video Production Specialist, Corgan MediaLab

Mark Starling, Video Production Specialist, Corgan MediaLabMark Starling is a Video Production Specialist with more than fifteen years of experience, which includes: news, sports, corporate video, commercial production, live production, entertainment and docu-reality.

Currently, Mark is a Senior Producer at Corgan MediaLab. He is responsible for producing video/VFX projects that support architectural clientele. Mark performs estimation, bidding, planning and scheduling of projects to include coordination of internal/external resources, applying quality control and ensuring that deadlines are met. Mark also facilitates client communication, including managing client expectations and working with other members of the production team to keep the workflow on track.