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David Nelson

USC ICT
Senior Producer
USC
David Nelson is the Creative Director of the MxR Lab, the seminal virtual, augmented and mixed- reality research lab at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He has overseen a broad range of Immersive research projects for clients ranging from the Army Research Lab, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and others. Nelson has worked in collaboration with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, leading a research effort on the emerging ‘Language of Immersion’ and its impact on the future of storytelling. From 2016 to present, Nelson continues to serve as Lead Faculty Advisor at Sony Pictures Entertainment for the Summer Innovation Program and has also served as the Advisor to the premier 20th Century Fox Innovation Lab program as well. He is an award-winning Director/Producer/Writer, creating content in the arenas of feature films: Like Mike 2, (20th Century Fox), Let It Shine, (Disney Channel Original Movies), documentaries (HBO’s Naked States trilogy), Music Videos and commercials. He is a recipient of a Hugo Award for Excellence in Television Documentary and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.