Since the death of Tupac Shakur back in 1996 fans around the world have pondered over many conspiracy theories. Some of his fans even believe that he is still alive.
You can imagine how many jaws hit the floor when Tupac appeared live on stage at the Coachella music festival over the weekend performing along side Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. Unfortunalty Tupac had not actually risen from the dead but was able to appear on stage via some amazing state of the art holographic technology. So amazing is the holographic technology you will be hard pressed to tell that it is actually a hologram and not Tupac himself.
How Tupac Rose from the Dead in Holographic Form.
The hologram of Tupac was put together by video technology firm AV Concepts with the help of James Cameron’s visual effects company, Digital Domain.
It used a mix of previously recorded live footage (thought to be from a 1996 Death Row concert), CGI and an 19th Century magic trick called Pepper’s Ghost.
The hologram effect was created using a system developed by London-based Musion, which employs an advanced version of Pepper’s Ghost to great effect.
While the traditional illusion uses light partially reflected off a pane of glass, Musion’s version involves a custom-developed foil to create more believable images.
Check out the video of the performance below and let us know which other dead stars you would love to see take to the stage. I’m betting someone mentions Kurt Cobain.