Coachella Tupac Hologram Going On Tour
Posted on Tue Apr 17, 2012 08:17 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Tupac hologram that "performed" onstage at the Coachella Music Festival might make more appearances with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on a Tupac Revivalist Roadshow.
The unbelievably lifelike depiction of the late rapper stole the show Sunday by performing two songs for the captivated crowd.
The computer imaging was done by Digital Domain Image Group, who has hinted that they intend to make the hologram a large part of Dr. Dre's tour.
"This is just the beginning," Ed Ulbrich, the company creative director, told the Wall Street Journal. "Dre has a massive vision for this."
Although it costs an estimated $100,000 - 400,000 for digital recreations, that amount is far cheaper than the amount of money it would cost to contract with an entertainer. The technology has the ability to put a musician in every venue in the country.