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Posts posted by luizfernandobr45

  1. Probably the Brazilians will not understand the ceremony.
    I envy you. You have the BBC to watch the ceremony and can use the 'no comment', I have in Brazil GLOBO TV (okay, it's 2nd largest station in the world), I have to bear in Brazilian primetime, Galvao Bueno (which is games narrator of the national team, and known to talk ... talk ... talk ... talk ... and exalt Brazil).
    If these screens are not LED, I have conviction of party failure. It is enough to bet on little technology, the Maracana have small entrances, a roof that does not support a cauldron, two presidents of Brazil in the box and etc.
    You will be confused.
    God save the queen? No, we need God to save Brazil and OC!

    It's LED. The boxes are covered by some protection. Look that the banner from Filmmaster uses the same style of the covering of those boxes.


    The cauldron doesn't need to be on Maracanã's roof. When I was thinking about a cauldron on Maracanã I thought in puting the cauldron on those ramps. They are close to the roof.


    I have some more informations about the OC. But I don't know if I tell you or keep as a secret :D

  2. Are you sure you have the RIGHT person? The original source says Anthony HAwe not Howe. That Hawe might be a Brazilian designer.

    Anthony Hawe doesn't exist. I could that it isn't a brazilian name but I just remembered that Rio de Janeiro state had a governor named Anthony Garotinho. But google automatically corrects the name to Anthony Howe and the photo of the guy is the same in the CC2016 website.

    But, the name of the cauldron designer it's not on CC website now. I think it's too late to change the designer. So, I guess that they dropped out the name because people, like us, could guess how the cauldron will really looks like

  3. Yeah.

    This made me remind some statements I read some time ago here on GB, that said Maracanã's new coverage was too fragile, it cuoldn´t support any weight, things like that. Well, as I read at the time of the reform, it was said that the coverage has the capacity to support up to 45 tons. Please, correct me if I´m mistaken.

    Almost this, I remember that they need to put 120 tons, but they only can put 81 tons on the roof. But they found a solution. I read this on a article from 2014.

    Source: http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2014/08/fora-do-padrao-coi-maracana-nao-passara-por-reformas-para-rio-2016.html

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  4. requebram dancers to the rhythm of "small step" funk carioca in a tent. In a climbing wall outdoors, dancers rehearse precise movements. parkour athletes (urban sport to overcome obstacles) are oriented to give risky jumps amid a complex choreography on an imaginary stage.
    With headphones, each member listens to his music and the instructions of the choreographers. To the casual observer, everything happens almost in silence, broken by the sound of cars and trains neighborhood.
    As montassem a huge puzzle, hundreds of artists and volunteers rehearse daily in secrecy, all details of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio, most media spectacle of the competition.
    The hearing scheduled for the show is nearly 1 billion viewers on television in more than 150 countries. The Maracana, the ceremony stage, will be 46,000 people, including guests and paying.
    Folha had access to the backstage and followed on Thursday (23) for three and a half hours the tests.
    The venue for the training is a former military area of 39,000 square meters (equivalent to 18 football fields) overlooking the stadium, in northern Rio.
    "This is a military organization played by artists. We have to get the best of both worlds for everything to work on August 5 [date of the opening of the Olympics]," says Leonardo Caetano, Ceremonies Director of Rio-2016.
    He is responsible for coordinating a legion of almost 12 000 actors, dancers and extras, plus thousand producers of 30 nationalities involved in the event.
    The festival attractions are kept secret. Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes are some quoted to sing on the show.
    Designed to last nearly four hours, the opening of the Games is directed by Fernando Meirelles, Andrucha Waddington and Daniela Thomas and wants to tell the formation of Brazilian society in order to show that immigration is positive.
    The script is a synthesis of popular culture packed by the vigorous rhythm of Brazilian music, with choreography created by Deborah Colker.
    Samba must occupy almost 20% of the ceremony. Percussionists of Rio's samba schools batteries will join the party.
    Without the same luxury of the Beijing-08 and-12 London Games, event directors intend to surprise the audience with "mass choreography" enthralled by the volunteers at the Maracana lawn.
    With six ceremonies of Olympics in his career, the American Steve Boyd is responsible for replicating to all the show's cast choreography devised by Colker.
    Sustainability is one of the show's focus.
    "The strength of our ceremony will be working with more people and fewer things and props. Because when the party ends, things generate waste," explained Leonardo Caetano
    The "Olympic Broadway" runs from 9 am to about 23h daily. There, the excitement is constant since May.
    Despite rampant in and out, the place is an almost deserted area of the city, squeezed between the train station Maracana and the Morro da Mangueira.
    To maintain isolation, producers closed space with fences over three meters that prevent the eyes of the curious.
    The peak time is early evening when hundreds of volunteers arrive to test their choreographies. On Thursday, about 800 participated in the training.
    Everyone involved signed a confidentiality agreement, which provides for heavy fines (undisclosed amount) in case of breach of contract.
    At the entrance, they get the keys of the cupboards and the receiver, used to listen to the messages of choreographers. Then receive snacks and identification vests.
    In a huge tent, volunteers attend a lecture before heading to a huge asphalt track. There, the two producers designed Maracana lawn replicas.
    Full of markings, the track turns into a stage where different groups rehearse the choreography.
    "The phones serve not to disturb the other groups. Imagine every type of music being played for all these groups at the same time. Everyone would come out goons here," joked Caetano.
    "Other than that, these devices give us more time to work at night without disturbing and draw the attention of neighbors," he added.
    Experienced in Olympic ceremonies, Italian Sara Berutto says the secret to the success of the event is "this addition of small jobs that in the end makes the show." "Solidarity is here. We need the person delivering the key of the cabinets, the one that puts the chairs in the meeting room. If these people are not valued, the show does not come out at the end," said the Italian in Turin, manager cast of volunteers.
    The careful not to leak the details of the party so much that the organizers managed to Anac's approval to close the airspace of the Maracana in a radius of one kilometer.
    About two months helicopter recorded the first changes inside the stadium. A stage has being building there. The stage is getting set design and special light.
    "Our intention is to surprise the spectator. We want the fans get there and find a Maracanã completely different," said Caetano, who also coordinates the Olympics closing ceremony and the other two of Paralympics.
    This month, the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes (PMDB), said it needs R$ 250 million to fund the four ceremonies. He asked for help to the interim president Michel Temer.

    "In a climbing wall outdoors, dancers rehearse precise movements."

    Deborah Colker dancers in a "clibing wall". Maybe are we going to see something like this?

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6GkCjcZ5RA

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  5. Os brasileiros aqui só querem saber de festa. Não têm a menor consciência do que está havendo no país. O Brasil vive um golpe de estado já denunciado no mundo inteiro e reconhecido por nomes que vão de vencedores do Nobel da Paz a vencedores do Pulitzer Prizes e os brasileiros aqui sequer conseguem entender que se trata de resguardar a Democracia brasileira, ainda jovem e já sofrendo um novo golpe articulado por um bandido que virou réu.

    Os brasileiros (poucos) que têm consciência disso, se furtam aos comentários, acham que não devem dialogar e colocar sua posição aqui, ficam escondidos.

    E fica esse festival de adoradores de pão e circo e desconhecedores de política aqui tentando dizer ao forum que está tudo bem. Não está não. E não terão paz enquanto não estiver tudo bem novamente. Agora morre uma onça porque acharam que ela deveria servir de "alegoria" para gringo ver. Muito sem noção!

    I agree with you.


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    Be careful when you say those things. You are putting impeachment's supporters and people who don't think it's a coup in the same boat. Yes, I don't support Rousseff's impechment, I don't like her way of governing the country and much less the interim government of president Michel Temer. I never said that everything is fine in Brasi, here or anywhere. I do not think it's a coup. The president of the country was not deposed from office and stroke definitions of coup talks in a "sudden breakdown of democratic normalcy." This is a process that began in December 2015 and continues to this day. She could defend herself throughout the process. I can not say here if she will or not lose her position, I can't make this decision. I also think that Brazil is a democratic and sovereign country. Brazil has full condition to solve its internal problems. Remember that the impeachment is an internal process of the country and the greatest interesteds must be the brazilian people. I'm sorry that all those who wish the success of the Olympic Games are here labeled as people who "only want to know about the party" and people who "have no awareness of what's going on in the country. Not because I have a different opinion of his that so I am an "ignorant of politics." Not because I do not think there is a coup in the country Cunha support, Renan, Temer and others. Brazil is experiencing a very serious moment, it is true. But it made a commitment to the whole world to host the Olympic Games in Rio, we can't change that.

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  6. I wonder what the structure of the football pitch is in terms of layers of materials beneath the grass? Maybe they need to build a rigid false floor over it whenever it's used by large numbers of people, to maintain its quality for playing, even though they've removed the actual turf.

    There is no grass under the stage. Remember this:


    But they will plant the grass imidiatelly after the cermony.

    "The grass had to be removed because it would not take the sun below the base that serves as a stage for rehearsals of the opening. A 24-hour operation will reset the field in the stadium after opening ceremony for the football games. The grass used is the same type used in the World Cup 2014 and is already growing on a farm in Saquarema. Responsible lawn, Greenleaf has partnered with Spanish company that takes care of the Camp Nou (FC Barcelona stadium)."

    Source: http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2016/05/apos-finais-do-carioca-maracana-tem-gramado-retirado-para-olimpiadas.html

  7. Every week the interim government of Brazil is the focus of corruption scandals.

    Brazil’s Temer (interim) Government Implicated in Political Corruption, Another Cabinet Minister Could Resign


    Brazil Interim President Implicated in Petrobras Corruption Scandal

    "[...] the former director of Transpetro -- a subsidiary of state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) -- had accused interim President Michel Temer of negotiating an illicit campaign contribution of 1.5 million reais (about $430,000) for a candidate in the 2012 São Paulo mayoral election."



    Why didn't you say that this minister was also Rousseff's minister?

  8. - We thought in a second reform of Maracanã which ended up not being made. The conditions are really difficult. It has only two major access and four small side doors. You can not take 800 people field quickly. The chairs are low and if we put a lot things around the field you cover people's vision. And it will host football games we can not raise the floor. We had to create solutions, but we are happy with them - said the director.

    Source: http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2015/09/rio-2016-cerimonia-de-abertura-tera-limitacao-de-espaco-e-de-orcamento.html

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  9. Baron stills thinking that in Brazil we speak spanish :D:D


    Lucas Menegatti

    I don't see this like elevated stage. The zoom makes it lookd confused. For me this like some package or structure covered by black canvas. Else, Meirelles had said they could not elevate the stage because the grass will be replanted right after the ceremony.

    Baron, could the gray part be the thecnical area? like those ones?



    OBS: I was not allowed to put the images. I don't know why

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  10. About the olympic rings I think it's a good idea to make them with people. Do you remember the video "unity" from candidature? It was produced by Fernando Meirelles, one of the directors of the ceremonies.

    About the concept at all, I think they will show a modern Rio. The video from the coreographer (Deborah Colker) some guy posted here keeps clear that they will show some part of Brazil's history. Else, the style of Colker is contemporary dance. They showed some part at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brasil 2013 opening ceremony.

    Unity by Fernando Meirelles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xucJTdUTMzA

    Coreography by Deborah Colker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlCaGE1BZRE

    FIFA Confederations Cup Brasil 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFjOOgeQbA

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  11. Bad news: Rio de Janeiro's Governor declared today "a state of calamity", which means that the state is broken and has no money to meet its payments, inlcuding employees. The Federal Government ii to contribute with an amount of R$ 2.9 billion (about US $ 850 million) for the completion of the metro's line 4 and the payment of unpaid wages. The money will also be used to pay public servants until August. Good news is President Temer has guaranteed the Federal Government will financially support the Games.


    Well, Federal support is on the Bid Book. If the comitte, Rio city hall or Rio state government needs any money to things related to the games the Federal Government have to provide the money that s need. I read that for Metro Line 4 they had already consulted the finance's minister Henrique Meirelles for support. And the interim president had said that the government will pay for everything Rio needs for the games.

  12. Baron, I don´t think brazilian think you know too much. We are all guessing here and brazilians are all newbies, when it comes to Opening Ceremonies. But you, you wrote a book on this subject!

    And I also would say that we are just supposing. But what happens here is that you always think that our ideas are bad ones. But yours, no, they're untouchtables.

  13. The fact here is that Baron Pierre wants a ceremony he wont see in Rio. Because all he wants is fauna, flora and of course, carmem miranda. I don't think that Rio's ceremonies will be like Sidney. You started saying that when Meirelles said that the ceremony will cost less than London. Well, they don't need to spend a lot of money to make a great ceremony.

    The directors had said they will show what Brazil really is, Carnaval will be at the one of the ceremonies. Probably the CC, Rosa Magalhães is working with the CC. They will show Samba, not that one from the schools of samba, but the samba from Lapa neighborhood, from bars and botecos (pubs).

    It will be different from Rio 2007 OC, that one was like Sidney. Do you really think we don't have creativity of innovate? Make a different ceremony?

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