U2 / Vertigo Tour
Contracted by Lighting Designer Willie Williams to create video content for the tour, the studio also created various special effects, which required some custom code and integration with a joystick control for hidden audience cameras.
The main custom sequence during the song ‘One’ required Willie to secretly move the cameras across the audience during the walk-in and support act, squeezing off recorded samples of people in the audience without their knowledge. Later on, this content would replay in a grid, which slowly resolved into a live shot of Bono.
During the production rehearsals, the custom code we were working on developed into a full-blown 3d stage visualiser and media playback engine, which has since developed into the well known media server and toolkit, d3, which is now developed and sold through d3Technologies.com
Commissioned by: Willie WIlliams
Role: Show content design. Custom code