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Offline pmp6nl

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Some Opening Ceremony fireworks were faked
« on: August 10, 2008, 10:29:09 pm »


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Sunday, Aug 10, 2008 9:29 pm EDT

Some Opening Ceremony fireworks were faked
By Chris Chase

If you watched the Opening Ceremony on Friday night, chances are you said something like, "no way that's possible" at least once. It turns out you were right.

London's Telegraph newspaper reports that some of the fireworks which appeared over Beijing during the television broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremony were actually computer generated. But -- hold on -- it's not necessarily as bad  as you think.

The faked fireworks were actually set-off at the stadium, but because of potential dangers in filming the display live from a helicopter, viewers at home were shown a pre-recorded, computer-generated shot. It sounds dishonest, but I'm not sure it's such a terrible thing.

Read On at http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Some-Opening-Ceremony-fireworks-were-faked?urn=oly,99745


Humm, thats interesting.  I guess I should have watched the whole opening ceremony ... that photo looks sweet (even if it was "faked").
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Re: Some Opening Ceremony fireworks were faked
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 09:26:02 pm »
Gawd that is awesome.  I missed the ceremony, I wonder if its on youtube or a site with a bigger video size?

 

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