Tupac hologram at Coachella — you’ve seen the footage. Here’s how it was done
By now you’ve seen Tupac‘s performance with Snoop Dogg last night at Coachella. The legendary rapper was brought back to life by Dr. Dre’s production company in collaboration with Digital Domain, James Cameron‘s digital production company, and AV Concepts, a company based in Tempe, Arizona, using a Musion Eyeyliner systems. The late rapper was brought back to life employing a theatrical illusion known asPepper’s Ghost.
This morning, we caught up with Smith, who co-founded AV Concepts in 1987 with Fred Mandrick, to find out more about the process of bringing Tupac back to life last night, how the whole thing came together and what Smith’s company’s involvement was in the project. While there were some specifics he simply couldn’t divulge, he did give us some great insights. Page down to see what he had to say.