When Mark Devlin was approached once again by Veteran tour video director Jonathan Beswick about creating content for four boys from Chicago called "Fall Out Boy" he came with a challenge that only comes from a youthful spirit.
That challenge was to create a total of 5 videos for a large format LED stage monitor, in only 3 weeks. But even that was not a challenge enough from one of the music industry’s hottest bands. Because their LED wall also had the capability of breaking into 4 pieces which each move independently up, down, left and right.
Mark, not only rose to the challenge, but for the song "Arms Race" he also choreographed the monitor to split and reassemble into 1 monitor, 2 monitors, 3 monitors and 4 monitors solutions all within the same song.
Mark, not only rose to the challenge, but just for fun threw in one more video for free within those same three weeks. Fall Out Boy loved the "Video Wall" solution so much that they decided to add a new song to their set and used this idea for the song "Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy”
The quick turnover of the project, combined with band's hectic schedule prevented any of the band members to review any of the videos before the tour rehearsals only days before the tour began.
"The band loves them. They are happier than a pig in S#!T" exclaimed stage director Jonathan Bezwick after presenting Mark's work to the band.
The director of the show had one request. To do a Monte Python style of animation for the chorus at the end featuring the four band member. However the basic premise of the video was to use old war footage. To transition between the two concepts Mark created an animated Russian soldier. To lighten up the feel of the video, the soldier's gun was replaced with a guitar. The entire imagery was then edited and choreographed to the music. The final result is explosive.
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