Earlier this year, Romeo Santos’s team, led by Creative Director Melody Tseng, approached Comix, hoping they could help create set extensions and abstract content heavily influenced by the bachata star’s iconic music videos. Santos’s team aimed for bold colours and clear and cohesive integration of IMAG treatments into and alongside the show’s visual elements.
Comix began with the vision to create supporting content that would elegantly add to the stage design without any superfluous clutter. As Comix Creative Director Josh Gallagher explains, their real goal was to find balance and leave space to bring the audience as close as possible to Santos.
To aid in their endeavour, the Comix team used Notch’s Background Removal and Face Tracker features to clarify Santos’s face. These features were beneficial in moments packed with particles, as the creative team could overlay their particles with a graded camera feed to make the singer fully recognisable throughout each night.
For the song “Perro,” the team also used Notch to place a greenscreen video of a lion alongside the live feed of Santos to make the two appear side-by-side. For “Noche De Sexo,” they added the artist to the surface of a concrete pillar surrounded by a wireframe cube on the centre LED screen. The artist’s team were pleased with every solution, and Santos’s unique energy tied it all together.