Galacon Las Vegas: Into the Galaverse
In December of 2021, XiteLabs brought its expertise in visual content creation to help bring a diverse array of screens to life at Gala Games’ Into the Galaverse. The Galaverse show was produced in partnership with VOLO Events Agency, a leading producer and production company for live events and experiential marketing for global brands. VOLO is led by Primetime Emmy Award-winning Producer, Charles Marto, who served as Executive Producer and Producer for Galaverse. For 35 years, Marto has produced notable events, network television celebrity music specials, and immersive experiences for brands. The conference fused gaming, music, and NFTs through first-of-their-kind experiences.
About the Galaverse Animations & Virtual Worlds
The octagonal shaped entertainment space for “Into the Galaverse” served as the central hub of the event. The room displayed dynamic video content created in Unreal Engine, which was presented across the 8 projection screens and a large central LED using nDisplay.
XiteLabs created a photo realistic world for The Walking Dead Empires game announcement theatrical show. The world incorporated complex virtual lighting using the native DMX plugin to dynamically control scenic lighting, atmosphere lighting, and special effects. XiteLabs also created a custom rendered 10 minute long content narrative piece using Cinema 4D for screens content inside the rich Echoes of Empire set.
The event kicked off each day with a big branded, animated show open that XiteLabs’ animation team produced in strong collaboration with Gala Games, and led by VOLO Furthermore, this animated segment features some of Gala’s most beloved VOX characters, nodes, and the core tenets of blockchain gaming.
More About Galacon
Xite’s scope of work for Galacon: Into the Galaverse also consisted of creating several custom broadcast packages. One was for Spider Tanks while another was for live stream / show utility. These encompassed title introduction videos, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes videos, and drone videography. This content gave viewers more information about Galacon as well as a glimpse into the making of the event. XiteLabs co-owner, legendary visual jockey Vello Virkhaus utilized his vast expertise to curate and program content for the some live musical performances. Virkhaus delivered his live visual expertise to hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, BT, and rising electronic stars Bassjackers. In addition, the event also featured super star musical performances, booked by VOLO from headlining talent Maroon 5, Arcade Fire, and the Kings of Leon.
Galacon NFT Gallery
Xite created a 360 degree NFT gallery featuring 888 and some of today’s most revered NFT artists.
Client: VOLO Events
Executive Producer, CEO & Producer: Charles Marto
Associate Producer: Nick Geber
Head of Strategy: Ann Wilson
Creative Directors: Vello Virkhaus, Greg Russell
Executive Producer: Jackie Evans
Media Producer: Emile Wolsky
Technical Director: Jeremy Vannix
Live Action BTS Producer & DP: Pierce Cook
Interview Producer: Steven Farnsworth
BTS Producer: Alex Hluch
Production Partners: Evolve Media Group, Lightswitch, Geartech Systems
D3 Media Server Operators: Simon Anaya, Anthony Vasquez
Technical Production & Visual Design: Bobbie Bunn
Unreal CG Artists: Rodel Aragon, Valerie Stephens, Diego Castro, Pixela Labs
3D Model, Texture & Design: Myokyung Shon
3D Animation & Design: Kevin Aguirre, Akel Issa, Davy Force, Jorge Vasquez Perez, Galagames team
Production & Management Assist: Sylvie Barnett
Render Farm Support: Manuel Choi