GORDO @

COACHELLA


CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I conceptualized and directed GORDO’s Coachella set on Sahara stage. Inspired by propaganda graphics and maximizing the Sahara stage’s screen architecture, we created a statement-focused visual performance that engulfed the audience in GORDO’s bold and fierce emergence in his new stage name.








PREVIS














CREDITS
Production Company
WKNDHRS


Creative Director
SAYOKO OSADA

Animator
GABRIEL VIOTTO

Animator
TIAGO SCAFF

Thank You
GORDO TEAM, ADAM

Stage
COACHELLA SAHARA TENT







PAPERWATER
BEM


LIVE VISUALS, DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR / EDITOR

For a non-profit film and emerging technology festival, Filmgate Interactive, a Miami-based electornic duo Paperwater brought me in to make 360-degree dome projection live visuals for their album listening experience. With the canvas being 78-ft diameter circle magnificently hovering above the audience, I conceptualized the looping visuals to interact with the architecture in motion that would help make the experience transcendental.  As the worldbuilding motif across all scenes, I custom designed 3-d heads of Daygee and Eddy inspired by Afrofuturist iconography, with exchanging brainwaves integrated into their instruments.








CREDITS
Director / Animator / Editor
SAYOKO OSADA

Featured Collage
Jade + Tierra

Thank You
Paperwater, Filmgate Interactive, Frost Science









CHARLIE PUTH

LIGHT SWITCH


CREATIVE DIRECTION / PRODUCTION DESIGN

For Charlie Puth’s “Light Switch” performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen, I conceptualized, designed, and executed dual shows inspired by post-breakup memories.  For Jimmy Kimmel Live, the LED screen became an abstract depiction of feelings with pulsating blind visual and floor lamps. The Ellen stage became a surreal home environment whose dimension breaks apart into a void.  


KIMMEL

ELLEN






PROCESS






CREDITS
Creative Direction / Production Design
SAYOKO OSADA

Lead Animation
DAN WALTON

Animation
PABLO GNECCO

Art Dept
ONNI CREATIVE

Thank You
CHARLIE, ROB, and FRIENDS AT WORK

Stage
KIMMEL + ELLEN







VIKTORIA MODESTA

THE CURRENT


VIDEO, DIRECTION / ANIMATION / EDIT

A video created for Viktoria Modesta’s The Current visualizing a psychological journey of traversing through the interior of the soul. Performed at Yuri’s Night in Los Angeles and True Colors Festival 2022 in Tokyo.







CREDITS
Director / Animator / Editor
SAYOKO OSADA

Editor
DREW MILO
Thank You
Viktoria, Ben







DEADFELLAZ - LIVE


CREATIVE DIRECTION / STAGE DESIGN
/ LIVE VISUAL DIRECTION

Featuring Princess Nokia, LATASHÁ, Domino, and Ed Balloon, we created a bespoke world of Deadfellaz through performance stage during NFT.NYC. The immersive installation served as a window into the lore, and custom visuals and lighting portrayed the Deadfellaz world aesthetically unique to each performer.



STAGE DESIGN







LIVE VISUALS - LATASHÁ




LIVE VISUALS - DOMINO




LIVE VISUALS - ED BALLOON





CREDITS
Event Production
LDH Projects

Creative Director / Production Designer
SAYOKO OSADA

Associate Designer
CHRISTINE SIKKING

Creative Producer - Scenic
HEIDI CHUNG

Fabrication
READY SET
XR Production + Development
WKND HRS / ADAM RODRIGUEZ

Live Visual, Main + LATASHÁ
JACKIE DUNETTE

Live Visual, Ed Balloon + DOMINO
SECOND WAVE

AR Development
ARFECTED

Venue
ELSEWHERE

THANK YOU
Betty, Psych, Liza, Elsewhere, and Deadfellaz team






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