The Skrillex Cell was a multidisciplinary touring production that mixed 3D projection mapping and real-time motion capture for a dynamic live performance. The cell production design was used on the Mothership tour in Europe and all across North and South America. The production introduced and further expanded the human element of experiential visual art. Concert attendees were submerged in the optical illusions created from the augmentation of reality. Watching this show created true feelings of movement, on a static structure using animations.
To bring this ambitious project to life the team at V Squared Labs Collaborated closely with Production Club, Phil Reyneri, Leviathan, Mat Hale and Blood Company management. Our team brought our expertise and colleagues together to take this project to the next level. We took what we had learned from the trials and errors of the Amon Tobin ISAM show and implemented next level, real time effects for the production. The Skrillex Cell toured extensively and evolved featuring a wide range of 3D artist who created amazing animations built to augment the set. V Squared Labs created custom 3D animations and generative, audio-reactive effects using elements of the proprietary V Squared Labs Epic 3D mapping video server.
The Skrillex Cell was made up of 14 hexagonal shapes which vary in size with the DJ located in the middle. Behind this is a giant flat surface which gives the impression of background when projected onto. The structure is around 15 by 30 ft wide and can be packed down over night to transport from show to show.Show Credits
Sonny Moore – Executive Producer
Tim Smith – Executive Producer
Dave Navarro – Director/Art Director
Miguel Garcia Risueno – Technical Director
Corey Johnson – Producer/Production Manager
Vello Virkhaus – Consulting Producer / VFX Designer Vello Virkhaus
Mat Daly – Consulting Producer & Animator / Leviathan
Phil Reyneri – TouchDesigner Programmer
Stefano Novelli – Lead Fabricator
Peter Sistrom – VFX Designer / V Squared Labs
Mat Hale – Character Modeling & Rigging / Imag8nineteen
Jose Fèlix Lucia – Lead UDK Developer
William Kladis – UDK VFX Artist
Scott Pagano – Animator
Carlo Sa – Animator / V Squared Labs
Jaume Creus – Animator
Jordi Pagès – Animator
Emile Van De Coevering – Animator / V Squared Labs
Adam Murray – SFX Director / BPM SFX
Robert Dyar – Tour Manager
Baptiste Chavaillaz – Touring Production Manager
Phil Reyneri – System Operator
Andy Nissley – Lighting Designer
Jesse Nikette – Video Operator
David Wexler – Video Operator
Andrew Gold – / DJ Tech
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