Manic Director and VFX Artist Nick Sasso shot, edited and handled all post production on a series of five web virals for the new mobile studio/beatmaker feature on the hit Beaterator video game for SonyPlaystation Portable (PSP). The videos, done in collaboration with Wax Poetics for Rockstar Games (of Grand Theft Auto fame), each feature known musicians, lost in a creative haze as they mix new tracks on Beaterator.
Sasso perfectly meshes the energy of the underground music scene and the creative capabilities of Beaterator with wordless sequences set against an array of Brooklyn and Jersey City landmarks, classic city buildings, and small businesses. Chico Mann features the artist of the same name rocking out to PSP on his city stoop before descending into his basement studio. Chin Chin and Psycho Les feature those artists similarly jamming between Beaterator and their studios. KDef stars that artist sifting through the overstuffed racks of vinyl in a glorious old record store while pausing to mix on his PSP. Spree Wilson is set against the soaring Brooklyn Bridge and the Hudson River, with Wilson enraptured with his creative efforts. Energetic, colorful graphical patterns bring each spot to a close. Sasso shot the videos over the course of three days on a RED camera.
See also Chico Mann and Psycho Les.