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Lucion Media

The Astonishing – Content Production and Video Staging Design

Lucion produced visual content and video staging design for Dream Theater’s The Astonishing world tour.

The Astonishing is set in a dystopian future United States and follows the Ravenskill Rebel Militia in their efforts to defy the Great Northern Empire of the Americas using the magical power of music. It was inspired by contemporary fantasy and science fiction franchises such as Game of Thrones and Star Wars, as well as Petrucci’s observations on the ubiquity of technological automation in modern-day society. In their effort to match the album’s narrative, Dream Theater wrote songs in a wide variety of styles ranging from mellow ballads to their more conventional progressive metal sound. (excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Astonishing)

An interactive Nomac pod was also created. Located in the lobby of the venues, the interactive device acts as a recruiter. Takes a picture of fans in the lobby and composites them into the story’s various locations.

The pictures are displayed on the show set at intermission and are retrievable online at http://www.dreamtheater.net/gallery/february-23rd-28191