A creator of many art forms outside film, director David Lynch is about to take on a new medium: live streaming. As part of the “Unstaged” series of concert films (sponsored by American Express), Lynch will direct Duran Duran performing their latest release, All You Need Is Now at Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater, March 23, at 10 p.m. EST.
Lynch is no stranger to music video, having directed Chris Isaak’s Wicked Games, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous and Moby’s Shot in the Back of the Head, among others. But a live stream event is a midget in completely different shoes and will require on the fly manipulations that Duran Duran member Nick Rhodes hopes will “…create something that nobody’s ever seen before, something mysterious and magical and surprising.” Lynch already has some plans in the works including viewers being able to choose the camera angle they want to watch and the monitoring of real time chatter with something called the “Now Pulse” Crowd Visualizer. In addition, the director will allow users to upload body part photos (no word on whether nudity is allowed) that will be used in live collages. Lynch hopes to “…create, on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on stage, a world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”
If anyone can bring something new to the world of live performance, it is surely David Lynch. I’m just hoping this guy makes an appearance:
Lynch will also be conducting/directing a pre-concert interview with the band and viewers will be able to tweet questions at #amexduranduran. Catch it all on March 23rd here.