does the fireworks display during the opening of beijing olympics fake?
August 23, 2008 11:48am CST
well, following the news of the lipsynch of the little chinese girl, a news started to spread that the fireworks used during the opening were computer generated. the chinese governmenr spend millions of dollars to create the "birds nest" and the "cube" to show to the world what they can do, but they are just throwing this away with fake voices and fake fireworks display?
• United States
23 Aug 08
The fireworks were real although the claim was made that some were set of earlier, taped and then played over during the ceremony in order to prevent hitting circling media helicopters. That was later denied by the Chinese, who said that all fireworks went off but admitted that some may not have been as visual as they should have been due to the smog above the city (such as the footprints) and that they used enhancers to create a perfect visual effect. The Chinese invented fireworks. They have plenty of it. They don't need to skimp to create great effects. And while the fireworks were great, I found other elements such as the drums much more impressive. I, too, feel sorry for the little girl who at the end was not deemed pretty enough and they just used her voice and put another girl in her place. Different culture or not, that must have hurt her feelings. After all she did practice for it.