I just discovered this “bootleg” benefit concert video featuring (and now officially endorsed by) Radiohead. If you’re a Radiohead fan, like me, you’ll no doubt want to check it out. But there’s another very interesting facet of this video; it appears to be assembled from dozens of bits of camera phone footage. With some clever editing, what you get is a view of the concert from far more perspectives than would be possible using traditional methods. While much of the video is shaky, I find in some ways it creates realistic concert experience.
The video reminds me a lof of Photosynth which assembles pictures from hundreds or thousands of sources and turns it into a navigable experience.
One can imagine some very immersive experiences being created from the video captured by large numbers of people attending an event. It’s yet another more example of how mobile technology is changing the way we capture and consume media.