Following the success of several recent live performance projection mapping feats, design-focused, Chicago-based production studio Leviathan partnered with its frequent collaborator VJ Vello Virkhaus once again... this time for platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Drake's sold out OVO Festival, which took place in Toronto in early August. The stage's structural set consisted of gigantic columns with retractable scrims, upon which a barrage of animated type, colorful patterns and ambient effects were projected. To highlight performances by musical guest Stevie Wonder, the team utilized a Kinect sensor to capture a surreal point-cloud avatar of the artist, which was projected live on the set for more than 16,000 fans in attendance.
For more artwork presenting the development and the end results, please visit http://lvthn.com/work/ovo
Updated news on Drake, announcements on his forthcoming album release and his live concert appearances are available at http://facebook.com/drake and on his website at http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com.
Complete project credits follow below.
Director: Vello Virkhaus | Producer: Anastasia King Jaress | Lead TouchDesigner Programmer: Peter Sistrom | TouchDesigner: Bryant Place
3D Animation: Carlo Sa, Dan Block | Intern Editor: Navid Aflatooni
Live Production Resources: All Access | Lead Projectionist: Derek Burt
Willo Peron Group:
Producer: Anthony Randall | Creative Director: Willo Peron | Animator and Creative Direction: Jesse Lee Stout
Creative Direction, Lead 3D: Bradon Webb | Compositing: Tim Sepulveda | 2D Animation: David Brodeur | 3D Assistance: Tim Sepulveda | Software Engineering: Adam Berg | Simulations: Alex Simes | Colorist: Lawrence Bird | Design Development: Gareth Fewel | Assistant Producer: Krissy Estrada
Assist: Molly McCandless, Judy Suh
Documentary Direction and Edit: Daniel Ryan
Executive Producer: Chad Hutson | Executive Creative Director: Jason White | Chief Scientist: Matt Daly
Artist: LadyTron | Song: Transparent Days | Album: Gravity the Seducer | Label: Nettwerk Music Group
Artist: Drake | Song: Over It (Instrumental) | Album: Thank Me Later | Label: Young Money Entertainment
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