Video: Radiohead – House of Cards

Radiohead has again raised the bar for they way videos are made. Their video for House of Cards uses no cameras at all. It was made entirely with a 3D laser scanning system.

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.

Watch the making of video at Google.

Best video of 2008? Might be.

(props: Christie)