Tupac Hologram Wasn’t a Hologram

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 6 years ago '05        #1
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Tupac Hologram Wasn’t a Hologram
 

 

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Oh Pac, you've duped us once again. It turns out that disquieting hologram burning its way across Coachella and the entire internet wasn't an actual hologram at all: just a reflection using a 19th century magician's tricks.

For those who thought the immaculately-chiseled rendition of Tupac was based on some sort of old footage, more disappointment: Rolling Stone reports the rapper was CGI. But at least it was good good, expensive CGI, "created by the Hollywood special effects studio Digital Domain, who have previously worked on films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TRON: Legacy and X-Men: First Class." Total price? Somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000. And it paid off: other than the weird super-abs, occasional unintentional moonwalking, and the performance's finale, wherein Tupac vanished in a burst of light, the whole thing was plenty realistic. With all the weed and ecstasy throbbing through Coachella, there were probably a good number of fans who thought they were actually witnessing a reincarnation.

But that's just the image source—how did AV Concepts, the firm behind the display, actually project Pac on stage? It calls him a hologram, but hologram he is not: it's a fancy reflection technique called "Pepper's Ghost," named after a mid-19th century optics researcher John Pepper. Yep! 19th century. The trick is based on the fact that glass is both transparent and reflective, meaning it's possible, with the right angles, to bounce a picture off of it that appears to be floating in air. It's an impressive show when done on a Coachella scale, but it's not Princess Leia action. This might explain why AV Concepts and Dr. Dre's manager both refused to speak about the tech behind Tupac's exhumation until after this weekend's Coachella performances—where presumably more "holograms" will be trotted out.



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 Report: Tupac Hologram at Coachella Cost at Least 100K | Music News | Rolling Stone


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 Tupac "hologram" merely pretty cool optical illusion


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 Tupac Hologram Wasn't a Hologram

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 6 years ago '08        #2
Young Buck 22 heat pts22
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I thought this was going to be "2pac wasn't a hologram,he's actually alive" conspiracy thread
 6 years ago '11        #3
CamoBoxers 20 heat pts20
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With all the weed and ecstasy throbbing through Coachella, there were probably a good number of fans who thought they were actually witnessing a reincarnation.
 6 years ago '05        #4
Martel 18 heat pts18
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knew it was CGI dude looked like PS3 graphics up close.
 6 years ago '09        #5
TraV 77 heat pts77
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Didn't look nothing like him in the beginning.
 04-17-2012, 10:27 AM         #6
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I thought this was going to be a conspiracy thread, lol.

Interesting read though.
 04-17-2012, 10:28 AM         #7
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 04-17-2012, 10:37 AM         #8
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 Young Buck said:
I thought this was going to be "2pac wasn't a hologram,he's actually alive" conspiracy thread
me too lol
 6 years ago '10        #9
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 gameofchris said:
With all the weed and ecstasy throbbing through Coachella, there were probably a good number of fans who thought they were actually witnessing a reincarnation.
resurrection*
 6 years ago '07        #10
Ghost Terp 18 heat pts18
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Who the fu*k didn't know this was cgi

Everything in this article was commonsense
 6 years ago '10        #11
kiddrocay 27 heat pts27
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Hologram Tupac ‏ @HologramTupac Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Electricity bill just arrived. Damn! Yo Suge can I get another 1.4 million?

 6 years ago '04        #12
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I never thought it was created from an actual imaging of Pac, I mean who thought it was anything besides a recreated CGI image converted into a hologram ??? Still dope tho.
 6 years ago '05        #13
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 psylence2k said:
I never thought it was created from an actual imaging of Pac, Still dope tho.
This.
 6 years ago '04        #14
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why did they have pac movin like lil wayne, tyga, dmx all rolled into one? lol I still thought the sh*t was dope he just moved weird
 6 years ago '04        #15
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i dont care what or how it was made...

it was pure brilliance if you ask me... sh*t gave me the chills like crazy
 6 years ago '07        #16
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 psylence2k said:
I never thought it was created from an actual imaging of Pac, I mean who thought it was anything besides a recreated CGI image converted into a hologram ??? Still dope tho.



Welcome to the 21st century..by the way the earth is round.
 6 years ago '06        #17
Mr.Heismen 
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tell us something we didnt already know
 6 years ago '04        #18
polorsport2345 8 heat pts
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like anyone cares if it was an "actual" hologram
 04-17-2012, 04:42 PM         #19
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Yeah,who gives a sh*t...it was dope as fu*k.
 04-17-2012, 04:50 PM         #20
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Technically it wasn't a hologram, but people are just saying it's a hologram because thats what it looked like. Whatever it was 2d cgi or 3d cgi and is about to change the game...it has been the most talked about thing in the last 3 days, Dre did his job
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