Vello Virkhaus

Partner VJ

A native of Kalamazoo Michigan, Vello Virkhaus has found success through numerous creative endeavors and left his mark on the entertainment business world wide. Most notably, Virkhaus and collaborators are the masterminds behind some of the most successful immersive concert visuals and 3D projection mapped experiences of the decade, including Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Blizzcon Starcraft 2, The Skrillex Cell, The Krewella Volcano, Infected Mushroom Fungus Among Us, The Datsik Vortex and many more.

In 2002 Virkhaus founded V Squared Labs, offering clients premium visual artistry experiences in a boutique environment. The mission of the company is to push the boundaries of visual art through experimentation and passion for ever more immersive and real time worlds. In 2017 V Squared Labs has continued its growth and partnered with Tandem Digital to expand client service offerings through its principal Greg Russell’s animation and creative direction skills.

Under the leadership of Russell and Virkhaus, V Squared Labs and Tandem have continuously executed next level experiential visual artistry for their clients. Throughout the years V Squared Labs has managed to stay on the cutting edge by developing their own proprietary VJ software which integrates real-time computer graphics into unique visual performance constructs. From their touch designer media server designs to their 3D mapped scenic sculptures, V Squared Labs is always taking “never been done” concepts and turning them into reality. This process always starts with the blank page, and working with clients to define the words, scenery, illumination, content, interactivity, and the means to deliver it all. Virkhaus has had the opportunity to do this with some of the most creative artists, brands, musicians, and media conglomerates on Earth.

Greg Russell

Partner / Creative Director

As creative director and partner of Tandem Digital and V Squared Labs, Greg produces award-winning creative content for Live Events, Broadcast, Film, and Interactive media. Tandem Digital Entertainment and V Squared Labs provide comprehensive design and production , providing visual & sound design services, projection mapping, interactive programming, and more to clients ranging from rock bands to fortune 500 companies.

Featured Work:
• Previsualization for TIFFANY
• Commercials/Content for SKECHERS
• Concert visuals for RUSH, KISS, DEF LEPPARD
• Visual Effects/Design for feature film ‘DATE NIGHT’
• Projection art for The ARIA Hotel/MGM Resorts Events
• Broadcast graphics for “The Killing” (AMC), “Solved” (DISCOVERY), “Revelations” (NBC), “Shameless” (Showtime) and many other shows.

Specialties:
• Content Design, Creation, Production
• Live Design and Pre-visualization
• CG, Motion Graphics
• Video Production
• Interactive Media design and development

A few Client Testimonials:

“Greg Russell and Tandem Digital created my personal Web site, neilpeart.net, as well as a brilliant animated film, “Swingin’ Serpents,” that accompanies the climax of my drum solo in Rush concerts. Their work is creative, imaginative, meticulous, artful, and fun.” – Neil Peart (Drummer & Lyricist for the rock group RUSH / Best-selling author)

“The right creative partners with the ability to conceive and execute far beyond expectations is a rare find in the special event industry. I consider myself fortunate to be able to share a vision with the Tandem team, and subsequently operate in total creative synergy, resulting in an incredible event experience. Their technical expertise, approach to design, and ability to bring strikingly unique ideas to the table make Tandem an indispensable partner on even the largest projects.” – King Dahl (Executive Director of Event Design / MGM / Mirage Events)

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