I didnt get to watch the whole opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics but i managed to catch the fireworks which i thought was brilliant! Now this comes up, ->
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.
How about that!! This is taking the whole Olympics to a new level!
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This is probably a bit late but its better late then never isn’t it ! Most years my new years eve is in some club or some noisy place which ends up being very tiring.This year and hopefully more to come i decided to have more low key celebrations with people closest to me to enjoy the birth of a brand new year.