This is one of my favorites in the film. It’s one of the very first major set pieces that I created for the film. The organ is remixed from 3 images of organs and took many hours and hours to refine, particularly as I refined my photoshopping skills with it. It’s where the idea that this might be a concert film began as I kept imagining the two parts arriving from separate directions–the keyboard rises up from a trap door in the stage and lifting Gaga up to meet the back of the organ descending from the fly system above. And when the song ends, the pieces would split back to where they came from, taking Gaga below the stage and revealing a screen with a video of the next number. I did use a digital stand in of gaga while creating the organ and exploring how the above sequences would work.
The effects are created with simple key framing, but working to make sure the two parts and Gaga lined up in a gorgeous and realistic manner.
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JOHN RAYMOND BARKER Represented by ATB Talent, John recently made his network television debut guest starring on Law & Order: SVU. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, a large part of his training includes working on new plays and musicals with Stuart Ostrow, Edward Albee, Jerry Bock, and Jerry Sterner. John showcases his music on YouTube and around NYC, including a few years in a monthly gig at the legendary Stonewall Inn in Lavinia Draper’s show. His song, “Vampire Drag Queen”, can be bought on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other online music stores, and in December 2018 , he released his debut album, Our First Christmas Together.