Tupac Hologram – Holographic Performance
by Homar Robledo | on December 9, 2012
Have you seen the Tupac hologram?
There is a video of a Tupac hologram performing with Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012. The performance starts with the Tupac hologram walking back and forth on stage for a bit making statements when ‘Hail Mary’ begins to play.
After ‘Hail Mary’, Snoop Dogg comes out on stage and they perform ‘2 of Amerkica’s Most Wanted’.
When they finish, the Tupac hologram vanishes and that’s it.
See the Tupac hologram below.
Apparently, the company that made the Tupac hologram possible is now bankrupt. A report on CNN states the following:
It’s an abrupt end for the nearly 20-year-old company, whose founders include director James Cameron. Before its IPO and Tupac tricks, Digital Domain worked on special effects for scores of big movies including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers” and Cameron’s “Titanic.” The company won an Oscar for its work on reverse-aging Brad Pitt’s character in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
But Digital Domain’s financials have long been a concern. Since the company was typically hired by Hollywood studios on a contract basis, its revenue stream was pretty small. Digital Domain expressed hope recently that expanding the virtual performer business beyond Tupac would be lucrative, as it would be able to get a cut of the ticket sales for such events.
Digital Domain wasn’t able to get out of the hole quickly enough. As of June 30, the company had assets of $205 million and debts of $214 million. In August, it had hired Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) to advise on “strategic alternatives” for the business.
Looks like we won’t be seeing any more Tupac holographic performances any time soon!