Radiohead House of Cards

Radiohead has come out with a new music video for “House of Cards”, from their IN RAINBOWS album. The music video is shown entirely in 3D. The music video features clips of the faces of Thom Yorke and several other people interspersed with images of suburban landscapes. The video is made with lidar technology which detects the proximity of objects from the sensor. This gives the video a grainy and grid-like appearance. Sheets of acrylic glass and mirrors are passed in front of the lasers to create scenes in which the image appears distorted, partially disappears, or begins to disintegrate as if being carried by wind.

Radiohead House of Cards


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Credits

The House of Cards music video was shot by director James Frost via Zoo Film, with director of photography Yon Thomas, and director of technology Aaron Koblin, producer Dawn Fanning, executive producers Justin Glorieux and Gower Frost.

Editing was done by Nicholas Wayman-Harris at Union Editorial with assistant editor Nathan Cali and executive producer Michael Raimondi.

Post production was done at The Syndicate by VFX supervisor Ben Grossmann, VFX producer Magdalena Wolf, managing director Kenny Solomon, CG supervisor Adam Watkins, CG technical director Rodrigo Teixeira, FX animators Sam Khorshid, Attila Zalanyi, CG artist Duane Stinnett, compositing supervisor Alex Henning, Flame artists Verdi Sevenhuysen, Mike Ek, Kevin McDonald, editorial consultant Adam Gerstel, chief engineer Albert Soto, system administrator Lap Luu, IT assistant Thuy Le.

Behind the Scenes

No cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data. We’re shown here how the team used a geometric information system and two LIDAN (light detection and ranging) systems.

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