The new Radiohead video was made using a couple advanced technologies, and then they turned around and OPEN SOURCED the data and the code. The music is, sadly, still under copyright. Either way, I’m continuing to be impressed by the bold moves they are making, and the big waves they are surely creating in the music industry. Download the goodies here. This is a data viz nerd’s wet dream, and the remixes it can spawn are going to be INSANE - because the data itself is what you’re remixing with… creating endless varieties of a/v bad-ass-ery.
Here’s what they did:
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.