Radiohead’s ‘House of Cards’ video is camera-free

Radiohead has turned to Google technologies to create the band’s latest music video – entirely camera-free.
The video for “House Of Cards” was created exclusively using geometric informatics and Velodyne Lidar technology, the video clip is making its world premiere this week on Google.
Radiohead have also released the data used to create the video in order that fans can have a go at creating their own short clips. These moves remain in line with the band’s decision not to make conventional music videos for any of the tracks on ‘In Rainbows’, the most recent Radiohead album.
Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke, said, “I always like the idea of using technology in a way that it wasn’t meant to be used, the struggle to get your head round what you can do with it. I liked the idea of making a video of human beings and real life and time without using any cameras, just lasers, so there are just mathematical points–and how strangely emotional it ended up being.”   
Directed by James Frost of Zoo Films, the video was created using two technologies: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne Lidar. The first 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 partygoers. 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. Geometric processed their own data while 510 Systems processed the Velodyne Lidar data. The data was then manipulated to create the final result.  
Google will premiere the video later on today, a short documentary explaining how the video was made will also be made available here.

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