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The floor is made up of flat screen TVs covered with thick
glass to suitably re-enforce them so people can walk on them.
Cameras along the wall produce video images of people
walking by, digitally change them to black silhouettes and
project these on the screens beneath their feet to give the
illusion that it's their shadow.
The effect is created when the shadow is moved away from
the person by a foot or so giving the illusion that they're
hovering several inches above ground as they walk.
There might be an easier way to do this without video which
would be much more clever but I can't think of one yet.
Me and my shadow
hmmmm. [popbottle, Jun 14 2015]
[hippo, Jun 15 2015]
The shadow knows...
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 15 2015]
||// an easier way to do this without video //
||Just have the pedestrians walk on a sheet of glass,
held a foot above the pavement.
||You could drag a cardboard shadow behind you as walk down the street. As long as no one steps on it...
||I kind of like that. Throw a little showmanship in, like
walking with your arms out like you're balancing or
something and that could be a cute Youtube bit