Olympics fireworks : We’ve been fooled damn it !

I know some of you have been reading this news but I’ll repost this to you guys just for the sake of information sharing. Damn, I though it was real. Seriously, I thought it was damn great and real. And it’s all faked ? How in the hell did they manage to fool us ? :vangry:


Here’s the excerpt from Malaysian Insider news for you guys.

From SkyNews

LONDON, Aug 12 — The global television audience of more than three billion people watched in amazement as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird’s Nest stadium — except they were watching a computer animation.

Even the giant television screens within the stadium itself broadcast the fake images.

Stunned viewers thought they were watching the string of fireworks filmed from above by a helicopter.

But in reality they were watching a 3D graphics sequence that took almost a year to produce.

It even included a “camera shake” to mimic the effect of filming from a helicopter.

The dupe was revealed by China’s Beijing Times. Speaking to the paper, the man responsible for the animation said he was pleased with the result.

“Seeing how it worked out, it was still a bit too bright compared to the actual fireworks,” Gao Xiaolong told the newspaper.

“But most of the audience thought it was filmed live — so that was mission accomplished.”

The designers even added some haziness to simulate the polluted Beijing skyline.

Broadcasters around the world had no choice but to show the footage because it all came from one feed provided by Beijing Olympic Broadcasting — the organisation responsible for filming the games.

The ceremony has also been strongly criticised by architect Ai Weiwei, who helped design the Bird’s Nest stadium.

Full news here : Malaysian Insider

So who did watch the Olympics fireworks? Seems like not all is fake I think… only parts of it were faked…or is it all of it ? Damn..damn…damn…I still can’t figure it out…anyone might want to point me to the right direction ? Anyway, let me just give you one of the real videos for the Beijing Olympics fireworks.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1cQn7c64X7M">http://youtube.com/watch?v=1cQn7c64X7M</a>

p/s : I don’t watch it live on TV though. In fact, I haven’t seen any of it? Do I have the right to be mad when the fireworks are faked ? I think I have the right to be mad because a lot of my friends were fooled by it. Care to comment Knizam ? :!: