Walker teamed up with China and Malaysia-based multimedia content creators Super Bonfire Group and UK-based xRspecialists 80six to perform a live five-song medley across five different digitally-realisedlocations, featuring singers Au/Ra and Torine. With only three weeks to execute the project from conception to its public debut, production was split across three time zones, and work continued 24 hours a day with at least one team on the job at any given moment.
Super Bonfire then used their partner’s xRstage in Kuala Lumpur to pressure test the new content.
Across the ocean, 80six built a custom xRstage for the shoot made with ROE Visual LED wall and floors running on Brompton Technology and ROE EvisionEV4 for image processing. The xRworkflow was powered by two Disguise vx4 and four rxII media servers working with Unreal Engine and Notch graphics engines as well as Mo-sys StarTrackeras a camera tracking system.
Part of the challenge came in creating a sense of scale around Walker and the singers, who were frequently shown in long shots flying through space or performing in great ice halls. The team used Disguise’s virtual zoom feature and created AR drones that captured the performances at an artificial distance.
Despite the limited production time, the virtual concert was launched on NIO Day to massive success, with over 3.6 million views and counting.