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  1. JMarkSnow2012

    Pyeongchang 2018 Ceremonies

    It's complicated ...
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    You can be a real brute sometimes ...
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    To me "Elisabeth" might as well be "Elspeth"- which can be a useful name in its own right, but ...
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    Warn seem to be like the Kelloggs of winches. Live a little, try finding the winch equivalent of Jordan Valley Wholefoods.
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    London 2012 Legacy Thread cont'd.

    My latest very occasional visit to E20 (arriving shortly before 8am): An old friend fallen on hard times:
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    To celebrate this special day in the story of Article 13, a London 2012 Pandemonium video mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_wei69GZO0
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    No broadcaster really showed the pre-show in 2012, but any broadcaster with cameras in the stadium had the opportunity to give glimpses, as you can see from the French, Spanish and Japanese elements in my video. As for the "embargo"- that sounds like use of the OBS feed, which carefully maintained its focus on the spectators after arriving in the stadium for "Nimrod"- while the BBC uses its own cameras to give more complete coverage, as it had, very sparingly, over the previous couple of hours. PS: The Chinese build-up to the event on the CCTV5 sports channel started at breakfast on 27 July. That's breakfast Chinese time, giving a good 20 hours of anticipation-building!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Ah ... Does that mean the video embedding system has been changed? What you get if you follow that link is my recreation, from dozens of videos found online, of the London 2012 Olympic opening warmup and pre-show. It's not entirely beautiful, but as usual it's very informative.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    A slightly early festive present (because I suspect I'm going to have to spend the next fortnight arguing against a takedown notice- so get it while you can just in case ...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyX90VnWAzw
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    Rio-2016 News

    Brazil suffers record murder tally in 2017, ahead of election https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-brazil-violence-murder/brazil-suffers-record-murder-tally-in-2017-ahead-of-election-idUKKBN1KU2R3
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    London 2012 Legacy Thread cont'd.

    BOO ! Just a note to let you know that the summer 2018 update of my ebook about the London 2012 opening ceremony is now available (Epub and Mobi formats, as usual; massively expanded, particularly in the section about preparations for the ceremony): By Strange Conveyance Unless somebody points out a glaring omission / mistake, this will be the last update until summer 2020. PS: The map of London 2012 OC firework videos has also gained the odd new spark since Christmas.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    A brief return to comment on some odd YouTube OC viewing statistics. During April and May this year, viewing for the official Rio OC video on YouTube was bumbling along at about 14,100 per week, but in the week ending 2 June that rose to 18,400, then the next week to 19,600, and in the week to yesterday, 55,100. I can't think what could possibly have caused that ... The London OC video shows a rather different pattern. The average for April and the first couple of weeks in May was around 16,600, rising to 18,600 in the week ending 19 May, and to 24,500 the week after, before sliding back to 19,800 in the week ending 2 June, and 19,500 the next week. There was a significant boost in the week to yesterday, but nowhere near as much as the Brazilian one, just to 26,700. PS: Yes, there was a surge in viewing of the short Queen/OO7 video starting late last year, with various peaks up to 19 May (around 60,000 views on that day alone) before falling back quite swiftly to more normal levels.
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    London 2012 Legacy Thread cont'd.

    Good news and bad news. The good news is that from tomorrow I'm taking a break of three months or so from GB. The bad news is that, to celebrate, I've added yet more entries to my map of London 2012 OC firework finale videos: http://www.pastpresented.ukart.com/marksnow/fireworkmap2012.htm And finally, here's another odd video I spotted recently: the whole OC in just over 2 minutes!
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    Closing Ceremony Gold Coast 2018 CWG

    And then watch the first video in this local news article. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/how-birminghams-commonwealth-games-handover-14534366 (you may need to unmute the sound). It shows quite a bit of how the performance and camerawork was achieved, and also, as sound is coming from a TV that was on in the room, accidentally reveals that there was an unusually long safety delay on the broadcast: about a minute rather than the normal few seconds. That was probably the sum of multiple delays due to the need for robust transmission of this live performance from Birmingham to Australia and back, unless the ceremony organisers were really terrified of political demonstrators.
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    Commonwealth Games 2018... Your verdict?

    To be fair though, one of them wasn't a video, it was a live performance.