MASTODON // CRACK THE SKYE // TOUR VISUALS

My friends at Hey Beautiful Jerk asked me to help create some sections for Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye” 10th anniversary tour. The band was performing the album in it’s entirety and we were tasked to create visuals to correlate with the album as they played it live.

Below is the opening section. I worked with the original album art to create this piece, which proved to be more difficult than I thought. Not only did I want to keep the integrity of the original artwork, but I also wanted to do the album’s legacy justice since this was the first piece of eye candy the crowd would see.

CREDITS / OPENING SEGMENT

Creative Directors: Mark Szumski and Gina Niespodziani 
Animation, Edit and Composite: John Morena
Original Album Art: Paul Romano


SKYE CANDY

Here’s a 3 minute sizzle reel of the best visuals from the entire show so you can see the scope of Hey Beautiful Jerk’s amazing work on this!

CREDITS / FULL PIECE

Creative Directors: Mark Szumski and Gina Niespodziani
Edit + Composite: Mark Szumski, Gina Niespodziani and John Morena
Illustrators: Skinner, Paul Romano, Kearin Cooke and Matt Carr Jr.
2D Animator: Matt Carr Jr.
After Effects Animator: Lilianna Penagos
Designer: Jaiden Wood


SEE IT IN ACTION

Here is a fan video of Mastodon performing with these tour visuals.

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM

Click the image above to listen to Crack the Skye on Spotify.