King of Pop Daler Mehndi releases India’s 1st VR music video at the 2017 Samsung Developer Conference
King of Pop Daler Mehndi releases India’s 1st VR music video at the 2017 Samsung Developer ConferenceThursday, October 19th, 2017
Bollywood’s pop King Daler Mehndi will be releasing VR music video at the 2017 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. The conference held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on 18-19 October.
Samsung strives to make new technology and exclusive experiences accessible to all. This collaboration is no exception as it is a step in making VR popular in India.
“I am proud to partner with Samsung and bring such a new and exciting entertainment experience in my country,” said the iconic musician.
Mehndi has always believed in making unique and path-breaking content that takes the entertainment industry forward. In 1998, the video for Mehndi’s song Tunak was the first video to be made in India using green screen technology, which allowed the singer to superimpose his image over various computer-generated backgrounds.
The pioneer of Indian Pop adds another feather to his turban by making a music video using VR. Daler Mehndi’s music has had a pied piper effect on listeners over the years, the man with long flowing robes, bejeweled turban, power pitched voice and simple catchy dance steps has this unique ability to get people across age, cultures, faiths, countries dancing.
Jaan Meri Dance Karle or simply Dance Karle is an energetic, foot tapping Bhangra song full of joyful splendor. The song with simple Punjabi lyrics emphasizes on overcoming everyday difficulties by being upbeat. The singer advocates that happiness is infectious and it makes the world join in, so dance away your blues through the dreary situations of everyday life.
The introductory visual of the song Dance Karle is a sadhu playing an Indian rhythm instrument dumroo setting the ground for the philosophy of the song that life is a circus, the ringmaster is the one that juggles our lives with varied experiences throughout its term, and although our destinies are pre-ordained - the good and the bad, the ups and downs should to be lived with love and happiness. The various characters in the video cover a spectrum of socioeconomic cultural environment like the colorful kalbelia dancers of Rajasthan amidst the sand and the camels, the common people at old Delhi against the backdrop of the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque, the monks in ladakh, the street acrobats -fire dancers living their lives supported by their craft over measly earnings threaded together by the song, the singer and happiness.
“The title of the song and its tune is composed by my three-year-old daughter Rabaab. These words are hers. I had caught her singing these to herself over and over. Simple and catchy I decided to record it. The final outcome is uplifting and motivating. I am unabashedly saying that I love it,” revealed the singer.
“The idea is for the viewer to feel as though they are right there with me and get a 360-degree experience. The technology is at its absolute nascent stage in India and to attempt a music video was both enthralling and challenging. It took a while to grasp it that the camera was placed at a certain height, the camera or the production team would all run away as soon as the director announced action and the dancers who were spread out far away had to all perform brilliantly. Unlike my other videos, here I felt I had no control and no idea as to what would come out. To add to the woes was the heat at that height, the humidity and the fear of rain,” explained Mehndi.
He further added, “This is my first such video experience. However, the director and his team tried their best to put together. A music video which had to match the pace of the song yet restrains to accommodate the technical limitations of this format. I have loved making this powerful song and hope people like the video. You have to see the video on the VR gadget and it gets a little heady if you don’t sit and watch it. The best way to view the video is in a revolving chair as you can easily rotate and move your head up and down, left and right. Unlike my other videos, you can’t dance watching this one. This video is just to experience it spatially. It has been an adventure for me.”
The 2017 Samsung Developer Conference will provide a glimpse into the future product innovations from Samsung and its partners. It brings together thousands of developers, technologists, business leaders, innovators, designers, and content creators to network and learn about the next wave of intelligent technology.
Source By :- RadioandMusic