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Radiohead video for its song “House of Cards”

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.

Director of Technology – House of Card’s Music video, interactive data viewer, and source code.

With Director James Frost and a bunch of other great peoplelasers and sensors were used to create a 3D data “music video” for the band Radiohead.


The project was launched as an Open Source project on Google Code.
An interactive online viewer (created along with Aaron Meyersallows for 3D investigation of the data online.

Nominations 2009 – Grammy (Best Short Form Music Video) – UK VMA (Best Rock Video), British Design Museum Awards Watch the making-of video to learn about how the video was made and the various technologies that were used to capture and render 3D data.

Learn about how the video was made and the 3D plotting technologies behind it.

Explore data visualization and get a hands-on experience with the data.

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