First, check out this video by Moullinex. Pretty wild, right? They made it using a hacked Kinect and a 3D capture script. They “shot” each scene with the Kinect and stored the related 3D files in a flat text format. After a bit of clean-up, including occluding the background, they moved the files into Cinema 4D.
The resulting images use moving data points on a field – along with a few presentation tricks – to create a sort of 3D/pointillist music video.