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Everything posted by Blazerblaz3

  1. The church cauldron seems much much smaller than the maracana version
  2. There's zero chance they axe the cauldron. We know what it looks like and how its going to work. I won't get into details because I know some people want to be surprised but there's going to be one and there's going to be real fire.
  3. "less carbon emitting ceremony" isn't exactly a high bar to beat as far as the flame is concerned. Think back at the last very cauldrons. London had one gas line for each country, Vancouver had 4 massive flames. Beijing's was huge!!! even only having 5 modest gas heads would be less carbon emitting than normal. Those 5 or 1 will be multiplilied by mirrors. Don't expect anything crazy like no flame.
  4. Wait I'm confused. I thought NBC was delaying their broadcast tonight in the US. Its starting at 7:30pm EST.
  5. Yes. Staging in the arena and then will be on the floor after the carnival of nations.
  6. It could work with gas pipes. You'd simply have to make the stems/branches/arms pipe lines. then fit a cool mirror at the end. totally would work.
  7. So how do we think the Parade of Nations is going to happen? With no natural track and the little white stages sitting so close to the stands I think they enter from the tunnel opposite of the box stage and go straight to the box stage instead of around and then to their respected side. This will give the illusion of the carnival once delegations start to fill in. I think this would also help with cutting the time of the segment because they would be going in a straight line instead of around.
  8. Maybe it'll be "The Hand of God" rising up from the box with the flame in the palm and the kinetic structure will rotate around it as the golden aura.
  9. I still don't think they'd put tunnels and holes in the middle of an expensive drainage system. Especially because this stadium has to be used for the football gold medal matches.
  10. That wouldn't be a tunnel there baron. That would require a hole the size of a shipping container which isn't there. Maracana has a top of the line drainage system under the turf which is what I think you saw and mistook it as tunnels. Big shiny spiny thing hanging from the roof is absolutely the cauldron. did the "tunnels" look something like this?
  11. OO Thats a good angle. Where did you find that? Looks like the structure is anchored from above in the stadium. If this is indeed the cauldron would they also anchor it from above at the church or just flip it?
  12. No. It looks like a series of circles. Looks like its going to be surrounded by water. There's one pipe in the very middle of the circles. could be water or gas. Guessing the pieces of the actual cauldron are under the tents waiting to be constructed. I can't make out whats in the section behind the tents and toilets. Enhanced it in photo shop and its still all dark.
  13. Been floating the idea of going down with my father for the Woman's Soccer Gold Medal match. Its cheaper for us to fly into San Paulo than Rio. Is there a good way to get between the two cities?
  14. Good question. If the articles I've read are accurate the two will be lit at the same time. So maybe Lighter A will be the next to last runner, meets Lighter B at the far end of the stadium and by the time Lighter A run/walks to the stadium cauldron, Lighter B will be transported (on the back of a Phoenix maybe!?!? ) to the Cauldron by the bay. Hopefully they don't put Pele on the back of a Toyota Tacoma and drive him down the boulevard.
  15. I'm guessing they're keeping the phoenix caged up under those tents?
  16. Great video. Anybody speak Portuguese and can translate what they're saying about the cauldron?
  17. The boxes look back lit to me, not LED. Maybe they'll have a difference cover for each scene? Also, that navy blue looks to dark to be projected upon clearly from behind.
  18. Yeah I think we've all come to the conclusion that the cauldron will be on the floor/stage and not the roof. This kinetic sculpture is intriguing me. Imagine a moving / "living" cauldron.
  19. Thank you JMarkSnow2012! It looks like a good location to me. Not in the middle of the walkway by the bay, not right next to the church. Looks like the scaffolding is about 30' tall. I'm sure Barron could tell us how that would compare to the heights of other cauldrons. Guessing they're going to go London's route and not have a tower/base.
  20. Dumb question but where in Rio is this? Is it like right next to the church? Has anybody floated the idea of the cauldron being in the shape of the Rio logo?
  21. We need to start a Go Fund Me for this person to get a better zoom on their camera. Lol.
  22. That white section looks elevated. You can see some black boxes or something stacked up. Its absolutely sloping down from the favellas.
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