The last animation project I worked on was making animated projections for the Rush Clockwork Angels Tour. When I explain that to most folks - they think its very cool but usually the followup response is ‘….so what does that mean?’.
A big tour like that has a gazillion moving parts and it is a bit hard to explain in 10 words or less…
Luckily, PLSN interviewed Howard Ungerleider, the lighting director (he should really be called the Lighting Maestro) for the Clockwork Angels tour recently. He explained the whole she-bang-a-bang really well and mentions Crankbunny!
“The video content for the show is created by film producer Allan Weinrib and Dale Heslip, who’s the film director. Geddy (Lee) and our team brainstormed ideas. After that, with all the input, it was moved ahead to the content builders who are creative artists. Allen chooses from different eclectic companies who are involved in the process of putting it together. Companies like Crankbunny and Moment Factory of Montreal and many others…”
Howard also goes into explaining the moving LED screens that are additional to the large big-ass projection screen. These screens play additional video animation and are in themselves… animated. For one of the songs I worked on I was able to make these 10 or so small screens move and dance around the stadium ceiling.