The late rapper Tupac Shakur's “appearance” at the Coachella music festival is making headlines as people marvel at the incredibly life-like hologram that performed for a captivated audience Sunday night.
Tupac’s performance from beyond the grave was the brainchild of artist and producer Dr. Dre, who worked with AC Concepts to handle to projection, according to a TIME Magazine report.
Tupac’s hologram was a 2-D illusion, not a recreation of previously recorded performances, AC Concepts said in an MTV report.
The technology allows for a person’s likeness and voice to create performances that never transpired in reality.
Digital Domain Media Group, the company behind the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button's visual effects, created the artist’s image.
The Coachella performance took several months to create and it's been estimated that it cost anywhere from $100,000 to $400,000 to create.
The performance has become a hit on Youtube , being the most shared video with millions of views across several posted videos of Tupac's performance.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Digital Domain Media has plans to take Tupac’s 2-D performance on tour.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who also performed with Tupac’s image during the concert, are involved in the tour discussions and plan to meet to discuss the logistics, MTV reports.
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