Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis is back! In a digital hologram …

June 13, 2012 12:29

Regardless of whether you believe in something that Elvis Presley died in 1977, soon he can come back, but this time in the form of a digital three-dimensional hologram. Three-dimensional virtual copy of the "King of Rock and Roll" will be starring in various productions and shows. This is due to the combination of technologies of the 19th and 21st centuries.

Elvis is back!  In a digital hologram ...

To create a hologram Elvis will use the same technology, with which the scene in April of this year, there was the late rapper Tupac. Specialists animators will handle all the videos of Elvis Presley and made based on these detailed three-dimensional model of the person, identifying the sequence of moves that they made, speaking on stage.

Finished three-dimensional material is projected audience using the technology of the Victorian era, the technology of optical illusion, called the effect of "Pepper's ghost." Pepper's Ghost effect popularized in England in 1860 by John Henry Pepper, in whose honor was named this effect. With the new technology at the time Pepper was trying to make a fresh and unusual jet in theater.

The effect of "Pepper's ghost" creates the illusion of a non-existent person on stage. It uses a hidden room in which the actor and the lighting is placed in a specially chosen. The room is separated from the stage bilateral translucent mirror placed at an angle of 45 degrees to the plane of the stage and the axis of the hidden room. When growing in a hidden room light levels, light reflected from a person begins to pass through the mirror and ghost image actor becomes visible and appears to the audience on stage.

Production Company The Digital Domain Media Group, which produces some of the special effects for James Cameron adapted the effect of "Pepper's ghost" for what would be illusory to project an image. In contrast to the technology of the 19th century, modern technology does not use a hidden actor, and images generated by computer graphics.

According to Reuters, the company is going to create a lot of "virtual" Elvis, to be used in various productions, television shows and theatrical performances. Naturally, all these works are carried out with the consent and cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises, which is the legal owner and the "holder of the brand" of the late singer.

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