Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Holograms of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison could be next

In my Sunday column about the rise of dead celebrities,  I joked about Jimi Hendrix's holographic likeness performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl.

Well, it just might just happen.

Billboard.com reported today that the estates of Hendrix and Jim Morrison are considering future holographic live performances.
Jeff Jampol, who manages the Doors as well as the estates of Morrison, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh and Rick James, hopes to eventually create a multimedia experience featuring the band. The show might take place in either a tent or a freestanding building, with the walls pixilated like a large TV screen and utilizing lasers, lights, high-quality sound, vibrations, projected imagery and the 3-D figures, he says.

"We're trying to get to a point where 3-D characters will walk around," Jampol says, noting that he's been exploring the idea for about eight years with British music video/commercial director Jake Nava. "Hopefully, 'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then turn around and walk away."
Read more of "Estates Ready 'Holograms' of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe & the Doors."
—Photo: Jimi Hendrix performs at Woodstock in 1969/Associated Press.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/06/10/4070200/elvis-tupac-holograms-signal-rise.html#storylink

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