Julie Taymor

LIVE ACTION AND DESIGN | MONTAGE | VFX

Prologue’s extensive experience on the Oscars telecast and numerous live shows uniquely qualified us to create screen content for the production of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark on Broadway.

We created the animation and VFX for the on-screen montage functioning as the play’s intro, as well as on-screen content for the entire play— to be projected on giant, moving pillars of LED screens. Our team also shot the villains in their costumes and blended live-action footage with multiple layers of CG elements.

During various numbers in the musical, audiences are immersed in the eye-popping world of Spider-Man as our animations play on these screens while they turn, rotate, and slide behind and around the performers.

Digital Set Projections

2D MOTION GRAPHICS | 3D VFX | EDITORIAL | ILLUSTRATION | TYPOGRAPHY

"Spider-man is easily one of the most eye-popping spectacles ever to appear on the Broadway stage, and that is only partially due to the much-hyped aerial stunts. Fantastically complicated and flashy as they are, they are still aerial stunts largely as we have known them – visible wires and all. It’s Kyle Cooper’s projection design that truly steals the show, bringing fresh, welcome rock-show razzle-dazzle to the Broadway stage."

− Jonathan Warman, gaysocialites.com

"The aerial choreography by Daniel Ezralow can be thrilling, but some of the dancing seems perfunctory amid such impressive design; George Tsypin's sets, Kyle Cooper's projections, Eiko Ishioka's costumes, and Donald Holder's lighting often come together to great effect."

− Howard Shapiro, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The sets and costumes -- complete with large LCD screens and comic book pop-outs and styles -- are gorgeously crafted. The aerial acrobatics and visuals -- from the Goblin/Spidey fight scene to the Arachne tapestry weaving -- are aesthetically exciting."

− Andrew, Reader Reviews, nytimes.com

"Visually speaking, the show bears Taymor’s outlandish stamp, carried out through the characters’ masks, George Tsypin’s boldly graphic sets and Eiko Ishioka’s fantastical costumes...And anything involving skyscrapers looks fantastic, placing the characters against skewed, Cubist perspectives."

− Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post

"Combined here are the production’s two unadulterated triumphs: aerial pyrotechnics and a seamless marriage of Marvel comic-book graphics and Manhattan art deco."

− Brendan Lemon, The Financial Times

"...set designer George Tsypin’s three-dimensional cartoon world and Kyle Cooper’s souped-up video projections are intact and they're clever."

− Broadway & Me

"The projections in the second act are dazzlingly created thanks to projection designer Kyle Cooper."

− northjersey.com