Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Royal Caribbean International and Entertainment Plus Productions secured Cinevative to create a full array of animations and visual effects sequences that serve as both animated backgrounds and primary numbers in the main stage show on RCI’s new ship, Quantum of the Seas.
The stage show, called Sequins and Feathers, is a contemporary, multi-media take on classic show-girl revues, complete with animations, movie sequences, live aerial acts and a cast of 22 dancers and singers.
The custom 3D animations were created specifically to interact with the show’s choreography by Marcel Williams and Kevin Williams. Each move is accentuated by elements that appear to interact with the dancers in real time.
During one number, a full size movie screen is dropped in and a two-minute visual effects dance film is shown while a live singer performs.
The film, also produced by Cinevative, is an homage to old-time Las Vegas revues in which contemporary dancers interact with a series of futuristic screens that move in virtually impossible ways, complete with pyrotechnics and dancers that appear and disappear from every corner.
All of the live action footage was shot against green-screen in Los Angeles while the visual effects were created with Maxon’s Cinema 4d and Adobe After Effects. The finished videos were projected through a Cool-Lux system on board the Quantum of the Seas.
The videos were conceived by Cinevative’s Founder and Creative Director, Mark Ciglar who worked closely with the Sequins and Feathers director/producer Doug Johnson from Entertainment Plus Productions.
At a cost of $1 billion, The Quantum of the Seas has been called the “smartest cruise ship in history.” With over 2,000 state rooms and 16 stories, it’s made history as the largest cruise liner to sail out of Hong Kong en route to it’s home port in Shanghai.