Fans were left in awe when legendary rapper Tupac Shakur performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend alongside Snoop Dogg. Of course, it was all virtual — Tupac has been dead for almost 16 years. Digital effects masters at Hollywood’s Digital Domain created a CGI version of Tupac performing and then used angled reflectors to create the illusion of him appearing live on stage. The visual was so life-like that the video (watch it below) instantly went viral. Now, Snoop Dogg and rapper/music producer Dr. Dre are considering taking the virtual Tupac on an arena tour. The idea is still in the very early planning stages as there are a lot of technical details that need to be figured out first. “Dre has a massive vision for this,” said El Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s chief creative officer. “This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion … [and it] is just the beginning.” Could this be the beginning of a new trend in music? What other dead performers would you like to see resurrected on the stage again? [poll id=”365″]
November 15, 2016 | 5 Comments
After a month of speculation, Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has confirmed her role as Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic about the late rock icon.
February 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch did not want her to win British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards yesterday. The “Back To Black” singer – who won the award in 2007 – tragically passed away at the age of just 27 in 2011 from accidental alcohol…