Moonage Daydream a groundbreaking music documentary featured several of our visual art by pieces created for the film. The film was written, directed, edited and produced by Brett Morgen. The film was co-produced by Andrew Murray. Brett Morgen as a filmmaker is known for his works “On The Ropes,”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” and “Crossfire Hurricane”.
Xitelab’s Vello Virkhaus worked as both an animator and animation director to help create immersive, era inspired visual art pieces for the film. We were very honored to have had the chance to pay a small visual tribute to David Bowie in this fantastic film. Some of the first experimental processing works are featured in the trailer linked here which now has over 2 million views. The visuals that made the cut came from a powerful and spirited collaboration with Director Brett Morgan exploring themes around leaving reality, timelessness and transitioning. The works created took deep inspiration from the concept of time and signal decay to transcendence.
During the creative process our team was given access to rare footage selects of live Bowie performances from filmmaker Pennebaker. These film clips from the Bowie Estate were scanned back to digital files. Our job was to Re imagine the original 35mm films and create visual art that captured the energy and vibe of Bowie in a period vibe appropriate to era, yet contemporary in style.
“An audiovisual treat for Bowie fans, Moonage Daydream takes an appropriately distinctive approach to one of modern music’s most mercurial artists.“
“Moonage Daydream:” a cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgan, “Moonage Daydream” features captivating, never before seen footage and performances spanning Bowie’s illustrious 54-year long career. The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie estate with total access to the artist’s archives.
Vello Virkhaus, Creative Director, Analog Video Art
Greg Russell, Creative Director
Kevin Aguirre, 3D Animator
Brian Egan, 3D Animator
Bobbie Bunn, Graphics Assistant
Jade Davis, Office Management
Video Processing by Tachyons+, Touch Designer, Resolume and Epic mk4 HD custom mod by VSL.