This Radiohead video has been making the rounds on the intertubes for a few weeks now, but the methods used to create it are so crazy that it deserves a little extra attention. Not content to use anything as conventional as, I don’t know, cameras or lighting, Radiohead’s team used the following methods to produce this Tron-meets-Apple-IIE-and-executive-pin-art video:
“…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.”
Confused? Me too, a little bit. Check out the making-of video on Google to shed some more light on the process, and while you’re there, download Radiohead’s visualization data and create your own video.
– by Melanie Donnelly