Some music video directors spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on fancy special effects. Filmmaker Dan Nixon just spent $US150 on Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect to create the music video for Echo Lake's "Young Silence".
I don't know about the song, but the imagery in Echo Lake's "Young Silence" is quite eerie and haunting, thanks to the Kinect's depth sensing infrared technology and a little custom software. Dan Nixon explains how the effect was created.
"As far as I know (and I'm scared of checking) this is the first music video to be made with the Microsoft Kinect camera. The footage was shot on that piece of £130 equipment and recorded to custom software running on a laptop. The depth data was then manipulated to get the whole band in one 'space' and then the fun started.
The end result is a unique and striking convergence of art and technology.
Echo Lake Shoot A Video With Microsoft Kinect Camera [Warren Ellis - Thanks Matt!]