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    Olympic virtual fireworks

    Some of the fireworks at the opening of the Bejing Olympics were the result of digital trickery.

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    Olympic fireworks digitally faked | News | TechRadar UK


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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    Fine with me. It was still an AWESOME opening ceremony.



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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Some of the fireworks at the opening of the Bejing Olympics were the result of digital trickery.

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    Olympic fireworks digitally faked | News | TechRadar UK
    They weren't completely faked. They were actually done that night, its just that the image that was broadcast was faked due to fears that they wouldn't be able to capture the image well on TV.



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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    It was still awesome dont really care.



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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    I can specifically remember Bob Costas and Matt Lauer stating that the footprint sequence was CGI as it was being shown, so I fail to see why this is news.



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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    I can specifically remember Bob Costas and Matt Lauer stating that the footprint sequence was CGI as it was being shown, so I fail to see why this is news.
    Your observation certainly is contrary to what the linked article claims. I would suggest that you attach your comment to the article.


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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Your observation certainly is contrary to what the linked article claims. I would suggest that you attach your comment to the article.
    Actually, I did after I posted here.

    And just to prove that I'm not crazy, here's a link that confirms what I said...

    Part of Olympic display altered in broadcast - Gadgets - MSNBC.com

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    NBC broadcasters Matt Lauer and Bob Costas made mention of the alteration as it aired.

    "You’re looking at a cinematic device employed by Zhang Yimou here," Lauer said. "This is actually almost animation. A footstep a second, 29 in all, to signify the 29 Olympiads."

    Costas responded, "We said earlier that aspects of this Opening Ceremony are almost like cinema in real time. Well this is quite literally cinematic."



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    Re: Olympic virtual fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    I can specifically remember Bob Costas and Matt Lauer stating that the footprint sequence was CGI as it was being shown, so I fail to see why this is news.
    I remember this as well.


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