Courtesy of Primal Pictures

Courtesy of Primal Pictures

A few weeks ago, I began working on a hologram movies case study for my Syracuse University Emerging Media Platforms class.  I asked the question, “Will hologram video be the next step in journalism?”  I set out as one journalist with limited tools, (a Spectre projector, an iPhone, a black screen, a green screen, professional lights, QuickTime screen capture, Final Cut Pro, and a YouTube account).  I proceeded all by myself, without a big budget or a fancy media department backing me, to turn my daughter, a celebrity television host, and even some cool Primal Pictures AnatomyTV content, into hologram movies.

Darren Kavinoky, founder of 1.800.NoCuffs, turned into a hologram movie by Nicole Hanratty

Darren Kavinoky, founder of 1.800.NoCuffs, turned into a hologram movie by Nicole Hanratty

See Darren Kavinoky turned into a hologram movie here.

Project Abstract

The purpose of my case study was to investigate an inexpensive and easy to use technology to view and create hologram videos and content in mainstream media.  I purchased an acrylic Spectre hologram technology projector/viewing device for a smartphone from spectrehologram.com in Lurgan, Craigavan.  I tested ease of use, propose ways holograms could positively impact viewing media, walk through the creation of content, test variations in content, and obtain user feedback.


Watch how a journalist from Los Angeles, with no scientific background at all, shakes up her Emerging Media Platform class by announcing, “I turned my daughter into a hologram.” Spoiler Alert: My project even caught the attention of a leading technology expert Bill Frischling, Vice President / Entrepreneur-in-Residence at U.S. News & World Report. Watch what he says about here or click the image below.

How I Did It

Click the Download icon below to download my case study “Emerging Hologram Media and Technology at Your Fingertips” white paper.

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Special thank you for permission to use content for this educational project from Primal Pictures and Darren Kavinoky.