((PKG)) HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR HOLOGRAM
((Topic Banner: Holographic History))
((Reporter/Camera/Editor: Genia Dulot))
((Map: Los Angeles, California))
((Main character: 1 female))
((Sub characters: 1 female; 1 male))
I am Amelie Diamant-Holmstrom. I am a Holocaust survivor. I was 13 when I was rescued to come to America.
I do too. I do too.
And then before you leave today, I’m going to….
Do you want to do the….
So here at Metastage, we use 106 cameras. We also have eight shotgun mics that circle the stage as well for 360 audio. And what that allows is just we are capturing someone from every possible angle and getting a fully 3D representation.
In the case of Amelie today, capturing 95-year-old Holocaust survivor talking about her memories and capturing her essence and life message, to preserve in the truest way to real life, for the generations to come.
Lights, camera, action.
The Germans came and they destroyed all good things. My father had his office. He had some beautiful paintings. And the Germans came and they took a knife and they cut up the Rembrandts in front of us. It was heartbreaking.
And 11 of my father’s sisters and brothers were dragged away to [the concentration camp] Dachau.
They ended up having to leave Vienna and work their way toward Paris. So, they had basically to leave everything. And they didn’t have the food and all of these things. And there were times where she was telling me that they were just very hungry.
When we were hungry, I would push him by the jacket, and say: “Really, Papa. I am so hungry. I am so hungry.” And he would say, “Lylynca, let’s sing.” So, we started singing. We forgot we were so hungry.
This project has been really interesting for me because, like I say, I wasn’t there. But somehow I can feel it. It’s almost, I don’t know how I feel it but I can, because she conveyed it in a way that I can see it, I can feel it, I can feel their hunger.
Volumetric capture allows a person to walk up and even walk around and not only hear the story but when you can actually see a person from different dimensions, it makes them real.
One of the applications is to
have it set up in Holocaust museums as well as museums beyond that.
((Christina Heller, Metastage, CEO))
It’s important to archive and digitize these important public figures, subject matter experts and people like Amelie who have important stories to tell so that future generations can feel how it was like to have a conversation with them and can learn from that.
((NATS: Amelie sings Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” in French))
When he takes me into his arms
He speaks to me softly
I see life as if it were rose-tinted
He has entered into my heart
A bit of happiness that I know the cause of
It's only him for me and me for him, for life
He told me, he swore to me, for life
As soon as I notice him
I feel inside me
My heart beating
((Original French Lyrics (as sung)):
Quand il me prend dans ses bras,
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il est entré dans mon cœur,
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause.
C’est lui pour moi,
Moi pour lui dans la vie,
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie.
Et dès que je l’aperçois,
Alors je sens en moi
Mon cœur qui bat.
Beautiful. You did it. You did it.