KREWELLA VOLCANO

Krewella’s “Crystal Volcano” was a project previously worked on by our Creative Director Emile with V Squared Labs in collaboration with Stefano Novelli. Emile created custom animations for the screens throughout the project.

This project was a custom crystalline stage production for Krewella’s “GET WET LIVE” tour. From pencil sketches and creative reference to architectural reality, bringing this project to life was an exciting and invigorating process.

“The Volcano” is a 30ft x 18ft superstructure incorporating reflection-mapped faceted crystals. The crystals are built out of a combination of one-way and two-way mirrored acrylic and were specifically designed to create contained infinite reflections. Each crystal is equipped with LED video access and/or interior LED tape, creating complex volumetric reflection effects which visually morph the structure from within.

A central arc of faceted crystal clusters makes up the base of the structure, grounding it to the stage like the base of a rocky volcano. LED panels peek out of this area like lava from within. At the apex of the structure are the performers, central to the entire design. Behind them, an LED screen displays visuals and custom content while the corner crystalline pieces flanking them act as explosive fragments from the mountainous volcano of crystals below. Stage lighting is dispersed throughout to reinforce the form and composition, completing the dynamic design.

The entire stage is modular, designed to accommodate different configurations depending on venue size and capabilities

CLIENT
Krewella
KREWELLA MANAGEMENT
Nathan Lim
Jake Udell
KREWELLA PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Chris Villanueva
KREWELLA TOUR MANAGEMENT
David Carlson
DIRECTOR
Vello Virkhaus
PRODUCERS
Andi Perez
Chris Kraft
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Amanda Hamilton
SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
Peter Sistrom
Grady Sain
Max Chang
Keith Lostracco
Evan Pierre
ANIMATION
Tom Williams
Jesse Nikette
Carlo Sa
Mike Burakoff
Emile Van de Coevering
LIGHTING PROGRAMMER
Aron Altmark
VJ
Max Chang
CASE STUDY EDITOR/DOCUMENTATION
Mathew Smith the Smitty
LIGHTING
LMG
LMG ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE
Jimmy Russo
LMG TOURING LD
Pete Smith
LMG LED TECH
Tim Holland
TECHNICAL ENGINEER/LEAD FABRICATOR
Stefano Novelli
FABRICATION TEAM
David Paris
Jacques Levy
Steven Lock
Thom Burns
Christopher Reed Powell
Scott Bella
Brady Spindel
Dana Wald
FABRICATION COORDINATOR
Karoline Mikkelsen
LED TEAM
Illuminode (Hruby McHugh)
Evan Nie
CAD
Amanda Hamilton
CAD ASSIST
Brian Lawler
TOUR CREW
Tim Hauser
Elgin Hakala