The Making of Beats Antique's "A Thousand Faces" live show
Director: Ivan Landau
For Beats Antique's “A Thousand Faces” tour, Director Ivan Landau joined forces with Obscura Digital and a band of artists to bring an elaborate stage production of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” to life. The show was a successful fusion of performance technology innovations with Beats Antique’s rich multi-dimensional theatrical show. The live convergence of narrative, image and music was a multi-sensory experience like no other.
Obscura transformed the physical into the metaphysical with an architectural projection experience that flowed with optical illusions, dissolving the “fourth wall.” “We wanted to create something that felt new, yet nostalgic,” stated Ivan Landau. “The visual storytelling comes right off the stage, like a pop-up book, seamlessly blending hand-made artistry with technology.”
Unique content pieces were created for nineteen songs, as well as transitional pieces, spanning over a one-and-a-half hour show. A diverse collection of artwork was represented in this project, including miniature sets, puppetry, claymation, 3D animation, painting, illustration and live-action. The aesthetically stunning visual effects were projected onto a hand-crafted stage set, bringing to life what the Dallas Observer called "the most creative live show on the planet."