This once-in-a-lifetime job was awarded to Studio Moross, who asked me to work with them on the 3D elements of the show graphics. I helped develop a number of key looks for specific songs and show acts, designing for stadium screens at massive resolutions.
I helped with the look development, design and rendering of finalised assets to be toolkitted for compositing in After Effects. It was a big job that involved a lot of teamwork, but also a lot of creative freedom.
I worked on the stage (re-)reveal for the encore song 'Stop'. The infamous Spice Bus enters the main stage screen with headlights coming out of the darkness - all of which I modeled, textured and lit myself. The song graphics included a number of references to the interior of the bus, and simple looping animations of lights and mechanical elements brought everything to life. These were all modeled, textured, animated and lit by myself.
Lady Is a Vamp
I helped bring a 2D mockup of this jazzy theatre-inspired look to life in 3D. Working with a lot of neon and rows and rows of lightbulbs, having control over the light switches was key to this look. I developed a setup that could be fully operated through After Effects by using individual light passes. It was fun to set up and texture this look, as well as figure out the best way to work with the lighting for this song.
Act V: Big Ben and the Ballroom
This was the first section of the show I was asked to work on. The initial brief was for an opulent ballroom featuring marble, gold details and clean-cut arches. The look ended moving towards something that directly referenced London's Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as 'Big Ben'. I modeled the clockface of Big Ben and carried over the clock's features to create a moving clock ring which took centre stage. The headers and footers were designed to match, with lights rendered out to be changed in intensity and colour in After Effects for full flexibility.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Though this treatment didn't make it to the final show, it was fun to explore the different style rules for each of the Spice Girls in this look. Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Baby Spice were all assigned different colours and patterns for the show, and I brought them into a 3D context for these early looks.