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Pepper’s Ghost Illusion (2020) How To Make A Hologram


Hey, everybody. Today I’m going to show
you how a Pepper’s ghost illusion works. And today I’ll be showing you
how to create your own Pepper’s ghost illusion. [MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m Hannah, special effect
geek with Mirror Illusions. Pepper’s ghost holograms
are a cool effect created by placing a
display out of view, projecting onto a transparent
mirror, also known as a beam splitter mirror. So let’s check it out. Here it is. [MUSIC PLAYING] Pepper’s ghost
illusions can be seen all over the world,
such as haunted houses, hands-on exhibits, Universal
Studios, and even Disneyland. Come on, let’s check it out! So what we have here
is an illustration of the Pepper’s ghost effect
at Diagon Alley train station. As you can see, the
beam splitter glass is arranged carefully
above the luggage, giving that invisible illusion
of people walking straight through the wall. [MUSIC PLAYING] All right. Now I’m going to show you
the other angle of how this works as we come
around from the backside. You get a better view of
the beam splitter glass and how exactly it’s
cleverly installed. You can see the frame
there is a luggage dolly. A Pepper’s ghost
illusion is an animation created by using a black
background so you can see this floating image in mid-air. The essential device employed
to create this illusion is an optical beam
splitter mirror. Now we use a beam
splitter mirror because it provides two points
of view to the audience. The image of one
scene is reflected off of the glass towards the
viewer, and the image of the second scene is
transmitted through the glass. The stage lighting
is controlled, selectively illuminating
the objects that you see. But you have to be careful. You don’t want to create
reflections in the glass itself, which is invisible
to the observers. Just like a magician
tricking his audience, the combined image is
genuine and not an illusion. The illusion effect is that
the audience cannot detect the glass. That’s why it’s crucial to
have the very highest grade dielectric beam splitter
mirror with no tint. Are you working on a
Pepper’s ghost effect? Let me know about it
in the comments below. Do you love getting the inside
scoop on optical illusions? If so, be sure to hit
that Subscribe button. Although it is credited
with John Pepper, he wasn’t the original inventor. Henry Dirks in the 1860’s
invented an optical illusion that manipulated the visual
effects in a similar way using light and glass. However, his invention
was expensive and not easy to put
together for theaters to be able to incorporate it. Thus, John Pepper
turned the invention into a simple optical illusion
using just a piece of glass, known as the Pepper’s
ghost illusion. So how does the illusion work? The original Pepper’s
ghost optical illusion involves placing a
large piece of glass at an angle between
a slightly lit stage from the room into which the
viewers look straight ahead, and a hidden room. The glass reflects the hidden
room, which is kept dark, that holds a ghostly scene. When the lights
in the hidden room are slightly raised to
illuminate the scene, the lights in the stage
room are slightly dimmed, and the operation
appears to the audience. It’s amazing how far we’ve
come with the Pepper’s ghost illusion. In 2012, with the use of
transparent film placed at an angle on a stage and
an off-stage projector, Tupac was able to perform on
stage with Snoop Dogg almost 20 years after his death. Pepper’s ghost
illusions can be used to bring even more life
to a live performance than simple props. Now that you know all about
holograms and Pepper’s ghost illusion, it’s time to show
you our unique creation. It’s used with dielectric
beam splitter glass. Do you like mirror illusions? If so, punch that Subscribe
button in the face. Have you seen a Pepper’s
ghost illusion before? If so, tell me about
it in the comments. I really want to hear from you. OK, guys, now my next video
about the Pepper’s ghost illusion is in the works. So don’t forget to
like and subscribe. Well, I’m Hannah, with Mirror
Illusions, and I’m outie 5000. [MUSIC PLAYING]

4 Comments

  1. Santiago Castañeda Author

    I love your videos, I wish you much more success

    please make a video about how you made this device, I am very interested in doing a project in my university with this

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