Monday, July 14, 2008

Video of the Week - Radiohead: "House of Cards"

It was bound to happen sooner or later and what better band than Radiohead to have the distinction of being the first to receive "Song of the Day" and "Video of the Week" honors for the same song? As you may recall, I have quite a fondness for this track and believe it is one of the strongest found on In Rainbows. Where the song stood out mainly because of its simplicity and intimacy, the accompanying video is distinguished by its technological originality.

Created without the use of cameras or lights, "House of Cards" employs a combination of structured light and Lidar laser-enhanced scanners to create a real-time 3D model of Thom Yorke's movements. I really have no idea what most of that means, except that it sounds real cool and it's not surprising that Radiohead would be receptive something like this. Check out the video after the jump and read all about how it was made in the latest issue of Creativity.

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