V Squared Labs has been stunning viewers of American Idol with dynamic video backgrounds for the top-rated show's 11th season.
Working with an elegant, yet epic set designed by frequent VSL collaborator, Heather Shaw of Vita Motus, the VSL team has employed many of its standard 3D mapping tools and techniques, in addition to developing some new resources specifically for the show.
Executive Producer & Director: Vello Virkhaus
Production Designer: Heather Shaw, Vita Motus Studios
V Squared Labs has been stunning viewers of American Idol with dynamic video backgrounds for the top-rated show's 11th season. Working with an elegant, yet epic set designed by frequent VSL collaborator, Heather Shaw of VitaModus, the VSL team has employed many of its standard tools and techniques, in addition to developing some new resources specifically for the show. The set utilizes front projection, rear projection, three different LED products for a total of 15 outputs. That, combined with the demands of producing custom content for a live show that is broadcast twice / week, has made this the most demanding and creatively rewarding show we've produced to date.
3D Mapping and Animation: V Squared Labs Inc.
Director: Vello Virkhaus
Set Design: Heather Shaw, Vita Motus Design Studios
IDOL Creative Direction: Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo
VSL Creative Direction: Emile Van De Coevering
Producers: Anastasia King Jaress, Dustin Highbridge
Systems Engineer and VSL Software: Peter Sistrom
Animation Direction: Ergin Kuke
Animators: Josh Crews, Jordan Halsey, Team Escapation, Keith Sands, Dave Beamer, George Vincent, Gary Barrett, Alen Isagholi, David Tsai, Brad Mitchell, Da Hae Kim, Marc Secher
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Intro 2.0, Deep Jinx 2.0, Bedtime Stories 2.0, Razorback 2.0
Director: Vello Virkhaus
Producer: Anastasia King Jaress
Lead Touch Designer Artist: Peter Sistrom "Razorback"
Animation: Carlo Sa "Intro" "Deep Jinx" and 3D Mapping Effects
Animation: Davy Force "Bedtime Stories 2.0”
Animation: Jordan Halsey "Deep Jinx" “Razorback”
Animation: Andrew Gura “Deep Jinx”
Show System Program & VJ: Peter Sistrom
Editor: Emile Parker
Live Camera: Davy Force, Mathew "Smitty" Smith, Evan Pierre, Emile Parker
Camera Operator: John Lynch
PA: Vicky Huang
Technical Support: Sam Park (GoPogo)
Wooden Toy 2.0 & Journeyman 2.0:
Executive Producer: Chad Hutson
Executive Creative Director: Jason White
Chief Scientist & Director: Matt Daly
Director: Bradon Webb
Producer: Brandy Olson
TouchDesigner Consultant: Jarret Smith
Producer and Project Manager: Alex Lazarus
Set Production Designer : Heather Shaw
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