No cameras used in Radiohead’s new video!

Screen shots of Radiohead's new video

Screen shots of Radiohead's new video

Radiohead are a band that are renowned for striving to be eco-friendly, highly creative and have always been embracing new technology. In their new video for ‘House of Cards’ they’ve taken a step farther and ditched using camera’s at all, replacing them with some mad new laser systems, namely two fancy new technologies called Geometric Informatics and Velodyne Lidar. Nerd alert!!
The definitions are : 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 party goers. 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.
Even better news is 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.

You can see just a little bit of what it will look like in the screen shots of the up-coming video that we’ve sourced above. The video was due to be released today but there’s been a bit of delay it seems. Keep an eye out for it as its sure to be an inspiration, and we’ll make sure to post it too when we spot it!

If you’d like to hear more about the band go to;

And especially look out for the following link, which talks about their innovative use of LED lighting on their tour!


~ by Austin Maguire on July 10, 2008.

One Response to “No cameras used in Radiohead’s new video!”

  1. Very nice!!

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