Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Skrillex Show

I went to see Skrillex last night in Syracuse. If you're unfamiliar, Skrillex is a well known DJ and dubstep poster child. The show was amazing to say the least, but one of the things that really got me was the animated visuals that played on a giant three dimensional wall behind him throughout the whole set. There was a constant stream of lights, as well as complex animations that were changing throughout the night. It is hard to explain what they looked like exactly, but here is a YouTube video of one of the songs that gives you a better idea of what I'm taking about:


Another element they had that I thought was especially cool was a giant robot/skeletal version of the DJ, doing the exact save movements as him. They had some sort of set up that tracked Skrillex's movements on stage, and had a giant alien looking man (and later a robot much like the FOX football one) matching his movements in real time. It created an awesome effect and was an extremely impressive use of animation:



I am not sure if he was wearing a suit/gloves that matched his movements to the animation, or if it was through technology similar to the Xbox Kinect... but regardless I was impressed. Sorry for posting so many videos.... if you can't tell I really like Skrillex.

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