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Knifedge Backs Snow Patrol and Josh Groban

Knifedge Backs Snow Patrol and Josh Groban

Animated graphics by UK creative agency Knifedge provided an atmospheric backing to Snow Patrol's performance of “This Isn't Everything You Are” at last week's Children in Need Rocks concert at the MEN Arena, Manchester, UK. Knifedge Backs Snow Patrol

Knifedge's animations were inspired by the Golden Eagle which features prominently on the cover of the band's new album, “Fallen Empires”. In the 4-minute visual sequence, eagle silhouettes fly over stylised fields and cityscapes, offering dramatic bird's eye views on abstract landscapes below.

The visuals were screened on 7 giant LED screens during the 2 hour concert organised by X Factor judge and Take That star Gary Barlow. The event was attended by 14,000 people, and watched by 4.3m viewers on BBC One, as a precursor to the BBC's annual Children in Need fundraising Telethon the following night.

Jonathan Brigden, managing director at Knifedge, comments:

“We were delighted to support Snow Patrol at what turned out to be a brilliant concert for a great cause. We're already working with the band on plans for its 2012 Fallen Empire Tour, and look forward to helping create a stunning series of events next year.”

Knifedge Backs Josh Groban TourKnifedge's visual creations were also on show at another major event this month at Madison Square Garden, New York – when US singing sensation Josh Groban played the last gig in his “Straight to You” Tour to a packed house. Knifedge has produced all the moving image content for this 8-month tour, involving complex projection mapping onto a giant arched set.

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