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  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark  was a Broadway musical retelling of the Spider-Man story. The play was directed by Julie Taymor, best known for directing another hit Broadway musical, The Lion King. As part of the set design, this play made use of giant, computerized LED screens that moved around the stage, playing animations that we created for the sets. The work we generated for the screens was an integral part of the set design and incorporated throughout the play. The first two images shown here are part of a series of photographs taken by photographer Annie Lebowitz for Vogue magazine, in which she incorporated many of our backdrops as you can see in the second photo. For this project, I served as VFX producer, flying between LA and NY on a weekly basis, working at Prologue with the large team of designers and animators, and then back to NY for rehearsals and feedback on our work. This was another long term project, and getting to meet, show work to and get feedback, not only from Julie and Kyle, but from Bono and The Edge of U2 (who created the music for the play) is one of the highlights of my years in the film industry. Despite a number of issues, including an injury sustained by one of the ‘spider-men’ when his rig broke during a performance, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark was a box office success, and received Tony Award nominations in 2012 for Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Project Details

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark,
set design VFX

Created by: Prologue Films
Creative Director: Kyle Cooper
Head of Production: Ian Dawson
Editor: Nathaniel Park