#99: Holofilms

#99: Holofilms

Whether it's games, music, or holograms, Missy Senteio is a bonafide storyteller. Across mediums, her work is inventive, exciting, and truly authentic to who she is. Missy has done quite a few experiments using the Looking Glass as a tool for storytelling, including a hand-drawn holographic narrative, a 3D tarot reader game, and a 3D stop motion film.

Given the recently released software tools that make it easier than ever to display video content as holograms, Missy's most recent experiments have been centered around making films to be displayed in the Looking Glass.

Seeking to find out how experimental and conventional styles could merge while still conveying emotion, Missy produced two short holographic films that answer that question pretty definitively.

There, her first film leveraging Depthkit and an Azure Kinect, takes on a poetic narrative. It rhymes strange digital visuals with a very personal voice-over evoke feelings of nostalgia, melancholy, and a spirited hopefulness.  

Her next experiment was the result of an internal hackathon. Hiding is a 3D music video of a song Missy made with a friend/bandmate called Kelechi. Like her previous experiment, this video leveraged an Azure Kinect and video processed with Depthkit and our Holoplay SDK for Unity. Not only is the song itself catchy, but the visual elements change with the progressions in the story. The result is an musical experience that is as immersive as it is emotive.

Missy's experiments are always a good peak at the future of holograms as an art form, but these two also serve as a sign that holographic films may be coming soon to a Looking Glass near you.

**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.

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