Together with lead singer Jasper Erkens we experimented using Microsoft Kinect.
This resulted into a very stylish but alienating effect.

We used the kinect camera to capture the 3D data of Jasper singing.
Next this recorded pointclouds were transformed into a 3D mesh.
It's easier to understand if you see it like a 3d scan in movie version, like 30 scans per second.
We imported this 3D-scan-movie inside a 3D program.
Next we animated the 3D cameras we imported different 360 surround environments, using equirectangular HDRI pictures.
We made the 3D scan of Jasper reflective, so the environment reflects in his face.
The peaks on the edges are a side effects of digital glidges in the scan, we loved it and we kept it in.

Click play to see some making off movies.
We only used 1 kinect camera, which means we couldn't look around the corner.
This gave us a frontal scan, like a carnival mask, leaving the back of the head invisible.
Thereby we created the hollow-face illusion.
The Hollow-Face illusion (also known as Hollow-Mask illusion) is an optical illusion in which the perception of a concave mask of a face appears as a normal convex face.
It's a mindscrew!
Capturing Kinect data
Clip play to see the full clip
Production: Bonka Circus
Client: Universal
Content Creation: New Solid
Music: Jasper Erkens

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