Gorillaz & Madonna: Grammy Awards
Musion Eyeliner System was the holographic projection technology behind the 3D animation of the popular animated band Gorillaz, who performed ‘live’ at the Grammy Awards 2006. What’s even more surprising is that the Eyeliner System also re-created a virtual Madonna, who performed her hit single Hung up on the same 3D stage.
Both the live and TV audiences who watched the performance had no clue that what they were watching at least in the first few minutes of Madonna’s performance was just virtual reality.
The Grammys performance was a variation on the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, with the added attraction of a virtual superstar. Yes, that’s right. The Madonna you saw on stage with Gorillaz at the Grammys was a virtual as her cartoon counterparts. However, the rappers from De La Soul who came onstage were, in fact, the real deal.
The Eyeliner System produces images of high resolution and quality that make them unmistakably real, which is what happened when Madonna performed the opening number at the Grammy Awards.