Executive Director, XR Wizards Lab
Eric Elder
Executive Director, XR Wizards Lab

AR/VR Consultant & Industry Liaison at Loyola Marymount University

Eric started his career as a 2D animator at MTV on Beavis & Butt Head and then moved to LA to work on King of the Hill & The Simpsons. When not working as a professional animator he spent 15 years working with the Art Institutes as an Instructor and then founded the most successful Video Game production training programs in the system.

He founded OW! (Online Worlds) Entertainment in 1997 to create virtual worlds for movie & TV properties.

For the past few years he has been focused on the emerging AR/VR industry managing productions, designing pipeline models, game/experience design, strategic planning and developing studio pitches for AR & VR based on major Hollywood IP.

He has also been hard at work developing and producing Changa and the Jade Obelisk an animated sword & soul epic fantasy adventure.

His revolutionary Game Wizards video game training program, which has helped launch the careers of some of the top talent in AAA games today, turns 16 years old this year and he is gearing up to launch the next version of the program as a XR laboratory piloted at Loyola Marymount University in the School of Film & Television’s new Playa Vista campus in Silicon Beach.