Big Fish Projections
For the whimsical story of “Big Fish,” our projections were modeled after Bill Watterson, the American cartoonist using water colors, as well as bright colors. The tale is lighthearted with ties to a more emotional coming-of-age storyline. Our scenic design transforms its boyish, youthful qualities to a more dramatic, sullen look. As the show moves through different time periods, the animation uses a liquid movement to transition from scene to scene. The magic of the show never gets too dark, even in the saddest scenes the projections bring energy and life to the production.
The movie version of “Big Fish” is full of special effects. To keep up, the Broadway production utilized a huge budget to recreate expansive cinematic effects on a live stage. Our high-quality, easy-to-use projections can offer the same ability to smaller stages. The character of the witch, the transformation from an imaginative world to reality and the blending of time periods are made possible with our projections. Without, staging “Big Fish” would require extensive, unique scenic components and lighting. Even so, Broadway Motion Design’s projections provide a superior look and experience for your audience.
Our scenic design for “Big Fish” can be applied in three distinct ways. Projections can replace an entire set, be used to replace expensive backdrops which change often throughout the storyline, or to enhance scenes throughout the musical that require special effects.
Projections for the show were designed to keep pace with the immediate changes required by the plot. In each setting, as time changes or actors move to a different location, our projections smoothly move along, allowing for flexibility and the speed the storyline demands.
We developed the scenic design for “Big Fish” in partnership with New York’s Broadway Training Center, who utilized the projections for a fantastic run in November of 2014. More than 50 companies around the world have since produced the musical with our designs.