Volumetric video capture company Evercoast has employed its system to capture an address by President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, to garner support from the global tech community to begin rebuilding Ukraine.
The company’s portable volumetric video system captured Zelenksy’s address in Kyiv in 3D for a mobile augmented reality experience, which can be viewed here.
The production was made on location in Kyiv and at Garden Studios in London, and was created by Martin Williams (Talesmith) and Thomas Hoegh (Garden Studios), directed by Martin Williams, and produced by Mark Wright (Talesmith) and Thomas Hoegh.
The 3D volumetric video debuted alongside a hologram of Zelensky’s speech at four of Europe’s largest tech festivals: Stockholm’s Brilliant Minds, London’s Founders Forum, Amsterdam’s The Next Web and Paris’ Vivatech.
A holographic telepresence, produced by Talesmith, has also been live streamed to a number of events.
Evercoast now plans to donate the volumetric capture hardware used for the project to the Ukrainian government, to enable continued communications in extended reality formats.
“Evercoast had the extraordinary opportunity to produce and deliver a seminal moment in volumetric video with a holographic capture of President Zelensky from Kyiv. This is an incredibly important message from a leader whose country is under siege, and Evercoast is honoured to have been a part of this,” said Ben Nunez, co-founder and CEO at Evercoast.