Manic Director and VFX Artist Nick Sasso shot, edited and handled all post production on a series of five web virals for the new mobile studio/beatmaker feature on the hit Beaterator video game for SonyPlaystation Portable (PSP).
The videos, done in collaboration with Wax Poetics for Rockstar Games (of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ fame), each feature known musicians, lost in a creative haze as they mix new tracks on Beaterator.
Sasso perfectly meshes the energy of the underground music scene and the creative capabilities of Beaterator with wordless sequences set against an array of Brooklyn and Jersey City landmarks, classic city buildings, and small businesses.
Chico Mann features the artist of the same name rocking out to PSP on his city stoop before descending into his basement studio.
"Beaterator's new mobile studio is a very cool piece of technology, as it lets musicians create high-quality music that's equal to what once took a roomful of equipment to design," noted Sasso.
"I wanted to create spots that captured the focus and energy of these musicians while making it apparent that the PSP was at the center of their craft, which led to awesome shots of truly talented artists immersed in a creative trance."