10 Most Innovative Concert Visuals '08

Forget the big screen; I wanna create for the big stage...
Chris and Trish Meyer

I have few regrets in life, but one is that I'm yet to have the opportunity to design visuals for live concerts (helping on a couple of videos for the Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience is as close as I've come so far). U2's Zoo TV concert video
remains a transformative experience for me; while Ultravox's gray set plus colored lighting was one of biggest influences on me on how to colorize motion graphics in 3D.

If you're also into seeing motion graphics on the big stage (not just the big screen), then I suggest you take a trip over to Accent Feeds' 10 Most Innovative Concert Visuals of '08, including the likes of Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, Madonna, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, and the best act you've never heard of: Etienne de Crecy. All come with videos, although they are of varying quality, ranging from hand-held audience shakeycam for Daft Punk to the professionally multicam edit for de Crecy (have patience; it gets more amazing the longer you go). Even if you have no interest in concert videos, there's some great ideas in there for creating motion graphics in virtual environments.

Props to Rich Young's AE Portal News, which turned me onto this. BTW, he also has a good round-up on tilt-shift photography, which has become rather hot recently.