Sunday, August 10, 2008
Some Opening Ceremony Fireworks Were Faked?
Did you watch the amazing and magical opening ceremony of this year's Olympics in Beijing last Friday? Did you find yourself really fascinated by the colorful fireworks China has displayed over the skies on that day? Well, I have something interesting to tell you. Those fireworks you saw, I mean some of those were actually faked or to make it clear, some of those fireworks were actually computer generated. Wait. Before you raise your eyebrows let me just tell you that it's not necessarily as bad as you think.
Actually, the fake fireworks were set-off at the stadium, but because of potential dangers in filming the display live from a helicopter, viewers at home were shown a pre-recorded, computer-generated shot. It sounds dishonest, but I'm not sure it's such a terrible thing. Also, let me just tell you that this issue is still on debate over the Internet with the people all over the world. It's not yet proven - period.
For me, the fireworks faking if it was true, were not a big deal at all. I don't know, maybe I just considered the Olympic Opening as one performance and any performance like movies has its own secrets to make it more interesting and to entertain more the audience.
Congrats to China for giving us a wonderful display!