House of Cards

Aaron Koblin

House of Cards ,
Co-workers & Funding
Radiohead: House of Cards

Production Company: Zoo Films, Los Angeles
Director: James Frost
Producer: Dawn Fanning
Technical Director: Aaron Koblin
Executive Producers: Justin Glorieux, Gower Frost
Director of Photography: Yon Thomas

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Director of Technology - House of Card's Music video, interactive data viewer, and source code.

With Director James Frost and a bunch of other great people, lasers and sensors were used to create a 3D data "music video" for the band Radiohead.
The project was launched as an Open Source project on Google Code.
An interactive online viewer (created along with Aaron Meyers) allows for 3D investigation of the data online.

Nominations 2009 - Grammy (Best Short Form Music Video) - UK VMA (Best Rock Video), British Design Museum Awards
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • code
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • expanded cinema
      • music
    • Technology and Innovation
      • simulation
      • software manipulations
  • technology
    • software
      • Softimage
      • software interfaces
Technology & Material
3D Real-time capture engineered by Geometric Informatics Inc. (performance and party)
Software and Hardware Development: Dale Royer, Luke Farrer, Song Zhang

3D Laser Imaging Equipment: Velodyne Lidar Inc.
Field Application Engineer: Rick Yoder
Business Development Manager: Mike Dunbar

Processing of Lidar Data: 510 Systems
Chief Engineer: Pierre-Yves Droz
System Administrator: Troy Thompson
CEO: Suzanna Musick

Additional Lidar footage supplied by: Aerotec
Aerotec/Chief Executive Officer: James W. Dow
Aerotec/Land Modeling Specialist/LIDAR: William Wallace
Aerotec/Land Modeling Supervisor: Casey Scott

Editorial Company: Union Editorial
Editor: Nicholas Wayman Harris
Assistant Editor: Nathan Cal

Visual Effects By The Syndicate
Visual Effects Supervisor: Ben Grossmann
Visual Effects Producer: Magdalena Wolf
Managing Director: Kenny Solomon
CG Supervisor: Adam Watkins
CG Technical Director: Rodrigo Teixeira
FX Animators: Sam Khorshid, Attila Zalanyi
CG Artist: Duane Stinnett
Compositing Supervisor: Alex Henning
Flame Artists: Verdi Sevenhuysen, Mike Ek, Kevin McDonald
Editorial Consultant: Adam Gerstel
Chief Engineer: Albert Soto
System Administrator: Lap Luu
IT Assistant: Thuy Le

Lead Girl: Lauren Maher

Studio and equipment provided by: G-Star Studios , West Palm Beach, FL
Exhibitions & Events