“House of Cards” Video Update

by Jonathan on July 11, 2008

Pitchfork has an update on the upcoming “House of Cards” video which we reported about a couple of times before. It was apparently supposed to be released today but has been pushed back. Bummer.

In case you’re just learning of it, the video was shot without any cameras. Instead, a whole bunch of lasers were used.

The Geometric Informatics scanning system employs structured light to capture detailed 3D images at close proximity, and was used to render the performances of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, the female lead, and several partygoers. The Velodyne Lidar system uses multiple lasers to capture large environments in 3D, in this case 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute, capturing all of the exterior scenes and wide party shots.

Apparently, the video will be posted to http://code.google.com/radiohead whenever it’s ready.

In addition, Pitchfork also reports that “Radiohead will be sharing data used in the creation of their new video with fans, so that fans can do their own crazy, rave-y things with it. And good news for folks who think Velodyne Lidar sounds like a character in a fantasy novel: a documentary will soon surface showing just how all this fancy stuff was done.”



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