beelzebub by landau

Ivan Landau’s latest music video for the band “Beats Antique”, featuring Les Claypool, is on the exciting forefront of film blended with live music performance. The piece nicely recalls classic sci-fi horror and also music videos from the early days of MTV, back when the revolution was still being televised. Landau’s film is being projected using digital mapping, and is being produced, by Obscura Digital, pioneers in radical large scale projection. It plays behind the band and also onto stage set components at their live shows for a wildly immersive design experience. “The Thousand Faces Tour” is on the west coast of the U.S. now, so, be sure to check the mindblow-mix-media-masterpiece if you live near one of its points. Read on as accomplished animator Webster Colcord, also with an impressive resume in visual fx, gives us a peek at the technical underbelly of this fantastic-phantasmic production.