Director Paul Caslin envisaged an opulent virtual set made of gold for the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Awards, a special edition of the MTV Movie and TV Awards. He asked Silent Partners Studio to help him realise a fantastical virtual space that would be impossible to create in real life.
Silent Partners created an opening animation that revealed the iconic MTV Movie & TV Awards trophy in the shape of a popcorn bucket overflowing with golden popped corn. The introduction led the audience through golden goat doors into a tunnel, which reveals the stage – a palatial multi-level room constructed in Notch. Reactive details like animated lighting and a giant goat statue that opened and closed its mouth for host entrances adorned the virtual stage.
The design featured two distinct performance spaces, and each act received a bespoke virtual lighting design for their performance. Certain musical elements got special treatment with laser-like pans, quick strobes, and full scene lighting hits. The team’s playful design approach and virtual production workflow made the creation of this impressive space possible in a short time frame.