Holographic visuals for ’Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Musical

Wilmington, USASeptember 2017

Brief

To develop the media design for ‘Something Wicked Comes This Way’ – a new musical by Delaware Theater Company.

Execution

Front Pictures crafted video content that brought to life the dark wonders of Ray Bradbury’s fantasy novel. In partnership with Freckled Sky, we helped create a unique holographic visual world in which performers are able to interact with computer-generated images just like in the movies: they suddenly turn into shadows, get covered in mystical tattoos, and ride a ‘devilish carousel.’

Impact

The production was nominated for 11 Barrymore Awards, including for Outstanding Media Design.

Client

Delaware Theater Company

Capabilities

VFX, Content Production, Holographic show

BWW Review: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES at Delaware Theatre Company

The FX of this show (Production Designers Freckled Sky) are categorically mind-boggling; nothing before ever seen, as if moviedom's CGI appeared live on stage... You simply will not believe what is appearing before you.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/delaware/article/BWW-Review-SOMETHING-WICKED-THIS-WAY-COMES-at-Delaware-Theatre-Company-20170927

DC Metro Theater Arts — Review: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ at Delaware Theatre Company

What’s the most impressive technical production in the area? What’s just as astounding as Disney World or any show on Broadway? It’s Delaware Theatre Company’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, a world premiere musical.
The combination of setting, costumes, lighting, special effects, turntables, movable scrims, projections, slides, video, green-screen effects and film keep the stage in constant motion and the audience in constant wonder.
https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/09/25/review-something-wicked-way-comes-delaware-theatre-company/

Delaware Arts Info — Delaware Theatre Company's 'Wicked' Opener

The multimedia creatives have pulled out all the stops with immersive special effects that will wow any theater-goer...The action, blocking, and timing have to be perfect for these visual marvels to be successful – and they are. The set, actors, music, and effects are wonderfully synchronized.
http://www.deartsinfo.com/2017/09/delaware-theatre-companys-wicked-opening.html

Delaware Online — DTC's 'Something Wicked:' Dazzling theatrical rocket ride

There are magnificent ever-changing projections that set a harrowing autumnal scene  on a video wall – the visually poetic work of Shawn Sagady – and the multimedia interactive Chicago design firm Freckled Sky has created video special effects that burst out of the theatre’s intimate space.
https://www.delawareonline.com/story/entertainment/2017/09/24/dtcs-something-wicked-dazzling-theatrical-rocket-ride/696819001/