Holograms In Concert Performances

The world of music is always looking to adapt in new and exciting ways that will please fans, and there are some indicators that the next big change will follow Hollywood’s footsteps. Thanks to increasingly amazing 3D technology, it seems that it will soon become relatively common for fans to enjoy 3D, hologram experiences at their favourite shows. While this is not a specifically musical development, its potential for affecting and improving live concerts is incredible, and fans definitely have a reason to be excited.

Of course, a 3D concert experience will drastically alter what it’s like to be at a concert. As a fan, you will need to be prepared for a more visual experience, which may mean it will be time to ditch those lawn spots for actual seats up close. You may even want to take things as far as visiting http://www.acuvue.co.uk/ to get contact lenses, as these can help you to enjoy a visual experience more thoroughly. But above all, you may simply have to alter your mindset for a new sort of concert experience. Here are a few words on some of the ways 3D animation and hologram technology may be used in music.

Bring Deceased Performers To Life

If you have been following recent developments in music, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “hologram” is likely the resurrection concert recently given in Tupac Shakur’s name. At 2012 Coachella, a hologram of the deceased rap star took the stage and gave a performance so convincing it had a few fans convinced that Tupac was still alive! The potential untapped by this show is enormous, needless to say. There is already talk of a full Tupac hologram tour, which begs the question, how many deceased musicians may pop up on stage in the next few years?

Use Animated Performers

There is also some potential for holograms and 3D technology to be used in more playful ways. For example, consider a band like Gorillaz, which uses animated characters to mask performer identities. Or, consider individual music videos such as the old hit Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or the currently popular Little Talks by Of Monsters And Men. These are examples of bands using animated versions of themselves in music videos, and it could be that such videos can be brought to life at live concerts via new technology.

Enhance Overall Performance

Finally, there is also enormous potential for holograms to simply enhance existing shows, rather than creating new types of concerts. We’re all familiar with concert stages full of impressive backup dancers. However, with holograms in use, there could be limitless backup dancers performing incredible feats right on stage. This is just one example of a way in which holograms might surround living performers to improve the visual quality of concerts.

Written by Guest Author Timothy Hudson

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