Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chinese Fire Drill?

After being rightfully dumbstruck watching the fireworks of the opening ceremonies in Beijing, I now find myself equally dumbstruck to find out, what I saw on television was computer generated. Both Sky News and the London Telegraph reported that despite the fact that the actual fireworks display did occur as "seen", the broadcast images were created as computer effects due to difficulty in filming such an event. I've seen enough photos taken from different locations to probably indicate what the real display looked like but it's still a little hard to swallow that an internationally broadcast live event could be manipulated to such an extent. It's also a little disappointing that the Chinese broadcaster would deem such deception as acceptable.

Look at that. The sun is coming out... I can hardly believe my eyes.

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