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    Opening to the Olympics, WOW!

    If i could get that kind of vision into my animations i'd be sorted. It was awsome. My next job needs 2008 drummers. 20,000 fireworks with a crew of 600 half the national dept of Brazil & a producer that always says "that sounds cool, go for it!"

    Brown must be bobbing himself & looking to the chancellor of the exchequer, saying "No way!"

    So here we go. There's a lightwave job in the offing, who's keen?
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    I just want that LCD panel. I'm old and my eyes have trouble with my two 21's.

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    It was very impressive but this is one Olympics I won't be following because all I see is the news reports of people crying because their homes were demolished, they made homeless, they getting no compensation what so ever, just thrown out on the street, the government don't give a damn about them. So I'm not watching this Olympics and I didn't watch all the opening either, I only saw about ten minutes of it while having lunch.

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    Paul...
    I don't suggest you accept both the dark side of the Activity.
    But I think it worth to see what the opening looks like.

    IMHO,
    If you think the China O game make their people homeless,and you won't watch the game.
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    Sorry, Moc, didn't mean to turn this into a political discussion. I don't want to get into my views on the Iraq war, it will just fuel more decission, but I just didn't like the way peoples homes were taken from them just for the Olmpics when that event alone will bring in loads of money to China. There was no need for it. I saw the opening of the Olmpics, the countdown and the drummers, very impressive, but I didn't watch it beyond that.
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    Just been told big chunks of the openning were CGI anyway. More work for us then!
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    I turned on the TV to watch once... All I got was the end of the fencing competition and badminton.. Badminton? Who the hell made an olympic sport out of this lame activity? I didn't see Olympic Croquet or better yet ... Olympic lawn darts. Off it went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper View Post
    Badminton? Who the hell made an olympic sport out of this lame activity? .
    The shuttlecock is the fastest moving piece of sports equipment clocking speeds at over 200mph.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_C View Post
    The shuttlecock is the fastest moving piece of sports equipment clocking speeds at over 200mph.

    Absolutely ... blazing speed at lengths of almost .25 seconds... Just before it yawns itself over the net at a blazing speed of November....

    It's like watching the Matrix camera trick .. over and over and over and over again ...
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    And the girl who sang at the Olympics, wasn't actually singing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Boland View Post
    And the girl who sang at the Olympics, wasn't actually singing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_C View Post
    You must not watch the Super Bowl.
    Seems this is a different issue. The real singer was not allowed to sing because she was not "pretty" enough so they replaced her with someone else who pretended to sing.

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    There seems to have been very little fuss about the CGI fireworks compared to what I expected... I say we use our skills to take things further.

    Never mind a few glowing footprints, I say that for the UK Olympics we arrange for a flyby of an imperial star destroyer, a Minbari cruiser, and half a dozen pterodactyls.

    And post process the footage that's released to the news to make the wife of the Chinese premier look like the wife of the French premiere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inquisitive View Post
    Seems this is a different issue. The real singer was not allowed to sing because she was not "pretty" enough so they replaced her with someone else who pretended to sing.
    It's still fooling the audience into hearing something they are not actually seeing.

    If this took place in the US, the little singer girl never would have been chosen in the first place due to her looks. Regardless of her voice.


    USA: Sorry sweetie, we LOVE you, fantastic voice. You sing like an angel, but your appearance is just not what we are going for. NEXT!!

    China: Sorry sweetie, we LOVE you, fantastic voice. You sing like an angel, but your appearance is just not what we are going for.So we will have you sing and give you the credit for singing, but a prettier girl will lipsync.

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    The Milli Vanilli or Ashley Simpson effect.. It reminded me of this song i liked from 1991... (I also like the attractive chick model who sings in the filmclip) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_arN-h6axI

    She actually pretends to sing a lot at the end, but in actual fact the actual singer was revealed to be a 300 pound red headed chick who just wasn't "TV Pretty" fact of life i guess.

    Back OT, I loved the China opening Olympics, thought it was a good mix of culture and technology on a grand scale.

    Meanwhile Australia is 3rd overall in the tally count, considering America has 500million and China has Billions, that's not a bad effort for a country with only 20million people. Micheal Phelps from the USA would technically be around 5th overall... But personally i thought X-Games 14, was much more exciting to watch as a sporting event...

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