code.google.com, which is typically used to house open source software for geeks like me, has teamed up with Radiohead to do something untypical (which is somewhat typical for both parties) and has released “House of Cards” up on http://code.google.com/radiohead. The technology behind the video is insane and the distribution mechanism for getting it out to the masses has not attempted by an artist before. Ah Radiohead, changing the game yet again.
From the press release:
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
I don’t know what most of that means, but I do love me some FRICKEN LASERS!! Any of you fools out there still non-belivers?