Breathtaking stage visuals for George Michael's European tour
George Michael's 25live tour featured interactive, innovative and large-scale visuals driven by sound reactive software and a bespoke playback system, produced by onedotzero.
Show designer Willie Williams and George Michael wanted a show that was as interactive as possible. Ken Watts, the tour director, asked onedotzero to develop that show for them and we subsequently developed sound reactive software and a bespoke playback system. Willie wanted the content to exploit the screen as much as possible.
onedotzero brought an experienced in-house production team together to cover the bulk of the material and out of house commissions were made for 5 pieces.
The development of the playback system involved representatives from all of the video departments, from the tour video director to the hardware crew, so it took a lot of management to pull everything together. Over a period of 3 months we produced over 40 video pieces to be used within the show.
George had a good understanding of using video as part of the show design, as did the rest of his team, so we had the luxury of good input from his camp.