The Making of Color of Reality

This month, StandardVision is screening a Behind the Scenes recap of Alexa Meade, Lil Buck, and Jon Boogz’ Color of Reality as part of our Day in the Life Artist Series. The video plays once an hour on the #SVLA screen from February 6 to March 7, coinciding also with next week’s rerelease of Color Of Reality during our “Best of 2016” SV Presents retrospective. The SVLA1 screen is located on the Courtyard Marriott at 901 W Olympic Blvd. 

In anticipation of the Day in the Life release, we’d like to share some additional videos and information on how this fascinating piece came to be made. With over 7 million views, Color Of Reality has gone on to win numerous awards internationally and has been featured in the New York Times, and the Huffington Post among other publications. 


Alexa Meade uses her perspective-bending artwork to make Jon Boogz, Lil Buck, and 3D spaces look like the world of a 2D painting. Videographer Abbey Sacks helped capture Meade’s process behind the scenes of Color Of Reality.

The process of Alexa transforming Jon Boogz and Lil Buck into dreamy painted masterpieces. Behind the scenes video filmed by Gavin Millette and Abbey Sacks. Edited by Abbey Sacks.

Painting the director, writer, choreographer and featured movement artist Jon Boogz. 

Turning Lil Buck into a beautiful painting.

The movement artists doing what they can to sit still.

Painting hands is the hardest part.


The entire scene is covered in paint, transforming the 3-D world of reality into the 2-D world of abstraction created by Alexa Meade.

From left to right, starting with the back row: Editor Charles Latham of Animi.Design, DP Kyle Stryker, Director/Writer/Choreographer/Movement Artist Jon Boogz, Producer Kalie Acheson of Animi.Design, Artist Alexa Meade, Set Decorator Ashley Snively, Movement Artist Lil Buck, B Camera/Ronin Operator Sinziana Velicescu, Choreographer/Editor Alec Clawson, Behind the Scenes Gavin Millette, Set Decorator/Behind the Scenes Abbey Sacks, Project Coordinator Liz Olenski, Set Decorator Britt Harrison. Members of the crew not pictured: Musician Wondagurl, Musician DBR, B Camera/Ronin Operator/ Special Effects Ethan Coco

Jon Boogz, Lil Buck, and Alexa Meade react to seeing Color of Reality up on the #SVLA1 screen for the first time!