Last autumn, Mary Gu and her team approached OOPS TEAM requesting stage design, programming, video effects, and screen visuals for the artist’s coming solo tour. OOPS TEAM’s designers envisioned a concept that would allow audiences to see the show from an angle atypical of a show like this.
The creative team placed the musicians on an LED floor and installed a screen behind them with a 4K camera wielding a wide-angle lens suspended directly above the band; this way, they could stream the top-view image to the screen in the background.
The team used Notch to develop their visual ideas and quickly arrived at an overall style and dynamic. Combining a live video feed with generative graphics, they blurred the lines between the two—and kept things just abstract enough—until they had a harmonious balance that complemented the performance while keeping Mary and the clarity of her creative vision at the forefront.
For one of the songs, it was essential to convey the presence of a guest artist who could not perform at the concert. After experimenting with different composition methods in Notch, they swiftly discovered a solution that combined real-time graphics and effects with studio videography of the featured vocalist.