Phoenix 2017 Tour - Waterfall Stage Backdrop

As a freelancer, I get to work on all a wide variety of cool projects, including this digital stage backdrop for the band, Phoenix, last year!

The band came to the studio, Brand New School (NY), who then came to me. They wanted this waterfall in the style of those kitschy animated electric framed landscapes from the 1980's.

BNS added the looping animated falling water over my part, and my Art Director, Jeffrey Welk, told me he had to then go set it up on-site, himself.  Turning out to be a pretty intense project at the end for such a simple image!

See the matte painting in action below, it comes on about minute 10:30 during the "millennial whoop" part of a song. :)