Augmented Reality in Music

John Mayer became the first musician to create an Augmented Reality Video. Through the use of AR, fans are actually put into the video. When a special AR Marker is held up to the user's webcam, Mayer’s 3-D music video begins. The webcam then transmits images of the viewer's face on screen, and the viewer appears as an extra behind Mayer as he performs his song Heartbreak Warfare.

John Mayer "Heartbreak Warfare" Official Augmented Reality Music Video'

See Mayer talking to Wired about the making of the AR video John Mayer Broods Over Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Puts You In A-ha's ‘Take On Me’ Music Video

Video Description:

"Trixi Studios has created an augmented reality iOS app that puts the user in A-ha's iconic '80s music video "Take On Me." Back in 1985, it took months to develop A-ha's classic video. It took more than 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames to create that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds. This app showcases just how easy it has become to recreate these scenes."

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