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    Fireworks faked for Olympic opening ceremony

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    i would rather they fake their missles like iran
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    from you own link


    Part of the elaborate Olympics fireworks show broadcast to the world in the opening ceremony was altered, done digitally in 3-D computer graphics, according to several news reports.

    While the dramatic display actually happened as portrayed on television, members of the Beijing Olympic Committee said it was necessary to replace live video with computer-generated imagery because the city’s hazy, smoggy skies made it too difficult to see, according to The Beijing Times, which first reported the story

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    no. no, No. NO, NO... NO! stevebakh's Avatar
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    One has to wonder if the OP actually read the link he decided to share and misrepresent from.

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    Also from link Chimdogger provided:

    “Stunned viewers thought they were watching the string of fireworks filmed from above by a helicopter,” said SkyNews.com. “But in reality they were watching a 3-D graphics sequence that took almost a year to produce".
    "There were some real fireworks going on outside the stadium. But the footprint display was “inserted into the coverage electronically at exactly the right moment,” the Daily Telegraph said. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebakh View Post
    One has to wonder if the OP actually read the link he decided to share and misrepresent from.

    WTF, are you talking about. I quoted the title of the article from MSNBC in my title of the thread and copied and pasted the link from MSNBC. MSNBC changed their title of the article, but I didnt change mine....
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    What's the big deal? We knew it was digitally produced, and they even said as much during the broadcast. It's a non-story.
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    Agrees with Indy. In fact I thought it was pretty danged cool.

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    We'll probably see CGI added people in the crowd...as they try to cover up the appearance of low attendance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    We'll probably see CGI added people in the crowd...as they try to cover up the appearance of low attendance.
    and fake tv viewer stats

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    It was pretty!
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    You should know that doesn't stop anyone from arguing it though! Anything is good for professional master debaters.

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    the technology has been around a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Anything is good for professional master debaters.


    like Brent?

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