Snoop Dogg Helps Explain The Tupac Hologram at Coachella 2012

April 19, 2012 0

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Derivations of the Coachella Tupac Hologram continue to inspire the internet unlike anything we’ve seen since Ridiculously Photogenic Guy two weeks ago. This go round though is slightly different — learning is involved! It all started when Roxanne Palmer of International Business Times took the initiative to explain how the Tupac Hologram actually worked. Time to get your learn on…

The “resurrection” of rapper Tupac Shakur wowed audiences at the Coachella music festival. But the illusion isn’t a hologram, as some have reported — it’s actually a 2-dimensional video cleverly projected using technology based on an old theatre trick.

Tempe, Ariz.-based AV Concepts orchestrated Tupac’s performance using Musion Systems Ltd.’s Musion Eyeliner setup that was able to project an animated version of Tupac (created by visual production house Digital Domain) onto a screen that appeared invisible to the audience.

The theater technique is called “Pepper’s Ghost,” and while it’s technically not a hologram we’re going to continue calling it a hologram since we’re pretty much all in on the term.

via UpRoxx

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