Muse “Thought Contagion”

Music videos are mini-movies. The shot lists can be massive, and they must be all up to standard from the big picture to the last detail. For this reason alone, we understand that deadlines can seem impossible for a small team of creatives that have big goals. In this spot, we teamed up with Creative Director, Sam Oshin, to execute all aspects of Post-Production in Design, Animation, VFX, and Compositing for a fantastic feat.

This story was such a blast to go all-in on. What we fell in love with was the storyline and its attention to detail. Not to mention, as huge fans of Muse, it brought back a lot of nostalgia too. We all remember being in love and the sparks that flew. We also really missed playing at the local arcade, so we honored that. We embodied every detail here without a stone left unturned.

Client: MUSE
Services: FX, Animation, CGI, Compositing


  • Director:  Lance Drake
  • Editor:  Jeremiah Mayhew
  • Producer:  Jeremy Hartman
  • Production Design:  Jill Bencsits
  • Creative Director:  Sam Oshin
  • Art Director:  Sam Oshin
  • Makeup:  Alex Perrone
  • Stylist:  Sarah Kinsumba
  • Choreography:  Andrew Winghart
  • VFX Supervisor:  Travis Button
  • VFX Post-Production Company:  Hyphenate
  • VFX Producer:  Albert Mason
  • Compositing Lead:  Travis Button
  • Compositors:  Travis Button, Sam Oshin
  • 3D Lead:  Travis Button
  • 3D Artists:  Travis Button, Carlos Diego
  • 3D Tracking / Matchmoving:  Brian Morse
  • FX Animation:  Travis Button
  • Lighting / Rendering:  Travis Button, Carlos Diego
  • 2D Design / Animation:  Oshin Studios