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"hoax" At The Live Coverage Of The Opening Ceremony


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The Lillehammer opening ceremony segment concept in terms of what was and wasnt live was very similar to Beijing actually.

It basically started with the Olympic Broadcasting ident, that was fine.

Then it was basically a bunch of skydivers, with bits and pieces of winter sport equipment strapped to them. They flew down and then graphics were kind of superimposed over to have them holding a giant Norwegian flag.

Then you saw 4 guys skydiving down with the Norwegian flag into the arena.

But only that was live, the other stuff was pre-recorded.

Unfortunately now people , from reading various forums, people are saying all of the opening ceremony fireworks were cgi based, despite the fact that it was obvious we saw the real thing in 2 dress rehersals in addition to the actual night.

The chopper was neva gonna keep up with 29 pyro bursts making its way up the central axis of Beijing, in such a close shot.

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I think what CAF wants to say is that it would be a very disappointing development if the future hosts start to mix pre-recorded or even computer generated scenes in the opening ceremony with the intension to give a "live feeling". In Athens it was absolutely clear for the viewer that the Acropolis view and the Journey to Ancient Olympia was prerecorded. Beijing tried to give the impression that the footstep fireworks are live and i am sure that many many viewers thought "wow this is awsome"...

And I found it awesome even though I knew it was computer-generated! There are so many things that are computer-generated or at least based on special lighting effects at opening ceremonies, that this mix of real and artificial elements should really be nothing new or shocking for us.

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WTF it's been a big deal~Who the FXXK would be possible following the trace of those fireworks with that type of ideal camera work? I cannot fxcking believe some bunch got sensitive with this issue

Once again: You yourself use such language but complain when other users have alleged "pornographic" pictures in their profile -- because children who visit this forum could see them? And at the same time, you accuse us Westerners of having double standards? :blink:

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Once again: You yourself use such language but complain when other users have alleged "pornographic" pictures in their profile -- because children who visit this forum could see them? And at the same time, you accuse us Westerners of having double standards? :blink:

ok~please bring back the "pornographic" pictures, we need em~

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It is TOTALLY NO BIG DEAL because it is the director's call. OK, so if original girl & voice was used. The TV director could've chosen to go with LONG shots or CROWD SHOTS -- in other words, NO close-ups, so they could've gotten around NOT SHOWING Original Girl at ALL!!

She should've been happy that her voice was used.

China should've given this matter to me for damage control!!

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Techinically, I do not see how hey would even attempt to do it live...trying to shoot 28 footprint firework aerial shots from 1 end of the city to another end strectching 30+ miles in 10 seconds with no tolerance for error?! Give it to Spieldberg or Lucas and see if they would even dare to try, or they would also use pre-made recording.

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Techinically, I do not see how hey would even attempt to do it live...trying to shoot 28 footprint firework aerial shots from 1 end of the city to another end strectching 30+ miles in 10 seconds with no tolerance for error?! Give it to Spieldberg or Lucas and see if they would even dare to try, or they would also use pre-made recording.

mhh - that is the reason why I am "concerned" that more and more the reality is manipulated: when such thing is technically not possible then why should we pretend it is possible?

Since every host wants to outdo the previous host we will see more and more fakes - we should think about if we want that.

What kind of manipulation is "O.K." - what kind of manipulation is "not O.K."

The final extreme could be that we will see one day a computer-generated Opening Ceremony...

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Well, to me, the footprints was a video presentation.

Perhaps it was more *obvious* that the Athens to Olympia in the 2004 opening wasnt real - but at the end of the day, the concept is the same.

Nothing more than an artistic piece of the ceremonies, using a pre-recorded video presentation.

Adding to this, is the fact that it didnt take place in the stadium.

I think anything done in the stadium should be reality, but anything outside of the stadium is a free for all.

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mhh - that is the reason why I am "concerned" that more and more the reality is manipulated: when such thing is technically not possible then why should we pretend it is possible?

Since every host wants to outdo the previous host we will see more and more fakes - we should think about if we want that.

What kind of manipulation is "O.K." - what kind of manipulation is "not O.K."

The final extreme could be that we will see one day a computer-generated Opening Ceremony...

No there is a slight difference...my point is, they did not make it up... the 29 fireworks were INDEED fired right before the ceremony, real time, but for techincality reason, they cannot possibly shoot it live stretching the sky of the whole city, so hey used a pre-recording from the rehearsal.

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