“Aeronaut” is one of the first music experiences to feature a hologram created with Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture. This technology was used to capture Billy Corgan’s performance in volumetric video, while incorporating innovative technologies from Google and Unity.

This content was created inside a 3D world that was imagined by San Francisco artist and filmmaker, Danny Bittman and brought to life by the teams at Viacom NEXT and Isobar. By capturing Corgan’s three-and-a-half-minute performance in volumetric video at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios, Viacom NEXT, Isobar and Bittman, were able to use Tilt Brush and Unity's creation engine to build a world around him.

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Directors:  David Liu, Rob Ruffler
Executive Producer:  Chaki Ng, Rob Ruffler and David Liu for Viacom NEXT; Geoff Cubitt and Dave Meeker for Isobar.
Producer:  Viacom NEXT, Isobar
Production Designer: Danny Bittman
Sound Designer: Rick Rubin
Music: William Patrick Corgan, Rick Rubin
Principal Cast: William Patrick Corgan
Additional Credits: VR Developer: Karen Singer, VR Developer: Bryan Collinsworth, VR Artist: Tomonari Michigami, Additional VR Development: Julie Huynh


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Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Animated, Experimental, Music
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 03:30 mins