Mirada Field Trip


artworxLA students from the Hollywood Media Arts Academy visited Mirada studios, the production powerhouse behind Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Cornelia Funke's Mirrorworld interactive apps. The students screened 7 films they made in during Nicole Emmons' Teaching Residency over the Summer of 2013.



Mirada is a convergence of perspectives focused on advancing the art and science of storytelling. We built our studio as a perpetual idea machine, a story engine, to engage broader audiences in better ways — and the highest level of this engagement comes from pioneering hybrid narrative experiences. Sometimes the experience illuminates the inherent story values of a brand. Sometimes it leads audiences to uncharted places. Sometimes it's just an incredible idea that needs to be realized because it just does.

We seek out these imagination-adrenaline rushes because they are the purest expressions of our core principles: mutual inspiration; inventing immersive story worlds; synthesizing archetypal oral tradition with modern technique; forcing arguments; cross-pollinating epiphanies, and fearlessly pursuing the horizon.