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Old July 30th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #3581
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Number one across the world..

The soundtrack of the Olympics opening ceremony has stormed to the top of the charts, taking four No 1 slots across Europe.

The album, which went on sale as a download minutes after Friday's ceremony ended, is topping the iTunes album chart in the UK, France, Belgium and Spain.

It reached Number Five in the US, and was Number Five on the overall British album chart less than two days after its release.

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle's spectacular opening ceremony was a celebration of British music.

His Isles Of Wonder extravaganza depicted a Britain wrenched from its rural past by the Industrial Revolution before being thrust into a fast, exciting new world - all propelled by the throb of homegrown music.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:41 PM   #3582
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London 2012: What the world thought of the opening ceremony
The world watched as the London 2012 Olympic Games opened with director Danny Boyle's ode to England, but what did they think?



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...-ceremony.html
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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3583
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I'd liked the ceremony as much as the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower and the logo...


The soundtrack is amazing (but just the soundtrack)!

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Old July 31st, 2012, 05:41 PM   #3584
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High on the list of technologies that delivered such a memorable and moving London 2012 opening ceremony were the ‘pixels’ that turned every seat in the Olympic Stadium into part of a giant video screen. These were used for colour effects – such as a Union Flag when the Queen and James Bond apparently parachuted into the stadium; for video – including rippling effects during a section related to the sea; and animated graphics, such as displaying song lyrics.

Each seat was equipped with a tablet containing a 3x3 array of LEDs. These – all 70,500 of them – were manufactured by Tait Technologies, using the Barco FLX platform. Fitted with handles, the tablets could be removed from their holders and held by hand – as happened during a section of audience participation paddles were waved to produce a shimmering effect.

The tablets measure 134mm square, and the pixel pitch is 50mm. Each pixel is individually programmable. The viewing angles are 180º both horizontally and vertically.

Although the pixel tablet is part of Tait’s rental inventory, the set-up at the Olympic Stadium, for the eight-week duration of the Olympics and Paralympics, was treated as a permanent installation. Some 370km of cabling were installed by a local ten-person crew over five weeks. In all, the system installation took ten weeks with five technicians and six local crew members.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:28 PM   #3585
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The LED pads made the opening ceremony for me. What an absolutely fantastic addition, whoever came up with the idea is a genius.

I'm surprised that they haven't been mentioned more as I can't remember seeing them before.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:06 AM   #3586
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The LED pads made the opening ceremony for me. What an absolutely fantastic addition, whoever came up with the idea is a genius.

I'm surprised that they haven't been mentioned more as I can't remember seeing them before.
Wouldn't it be great if they were somehow utilised in legacy mode.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:11 AM   #3587
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It would be great if they were utilised in my living room! Although they might lose some of their grandeur
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:35 AM   #3588
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Indeed those LED panels were fantastic...was fun in the first moments trying to figure out from where all that awesomeness came from!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:04 AM   #3590
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:44 AM   #3591
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Finally! A daylight shot of the cauldron (I've been searching for one since the Opening Ceremonies).

Again, brilliant cauldron design, London! Absolutely magnificent!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:45 AM   #3592
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London makes the case for repeat hosts. So classy. So refined. Brilliant!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3593
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Lots of life all around the Olympic Park.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 01:14 AM   #3594
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The olympic park looks amazing!
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 09:42 AM   #3595
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London an inspiration - “wonderful and unforgettable”.

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Mr Putin described the event directed by Danny Boyle as “wonderful and unforgettable”.
The Opening Ceremony, which featured workers overcoming the oppression of Victorian landlords and a section devoted to the National Health Service, was described by some as too “socialist.”
But it appeared to have gone down well with the Russian president, a former KGB agent.
He said: “I would like to thank the distinguished Prime Minister for the invitation to come to London to meet him, and to attend the Olympic Games.
“I would like to start my statement with congratulations to the United Kingdom, all the nationals of the UK, the distinguished Prime Minister, with regard to the wonderful and unforgettable opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 10:01 AM   #3596
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The 'ghost town' Games: Businesses pay the price for deserted streets as 1.5m workers stay at home to stop London seizing up

Experts warn stayaway policy by civil service and blue-chip firms could inflict damaging blow on capital's economy

Economists say staff will be less productive while working from home, particularly with temptation of Games on TV

Ticket agent reports a 40% slump in sales for West End shows since the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday

Market stall holder: 'There is nobody about. There were too many messages warning people to stay away'

'For years it's been: Olympics, Olympics, Olympics, but now its here it's turned out to be a flop,' says restaurateur

'Exhausted' mime artist considers quitting after having to work four days to make what he used to in 24 hours


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz22SpZtWSD


Deserted London 2012: Shops, theatres and businesses all empty as visitor levels fall by a THIRD over fears of Games travel chaos

Games have pulled 100,000 foreign tourists into the capital, much lower than the 300,000 expected in a typical summer

Leading London attractions see visitor numbers fall by 35 per cent

Hotel bookings in London 'very substantially down'

Businesses near sailing venues in Weymouth and Portland say this year's summer tourist season is the worst in half a century


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz22SpxySPA

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Old August 5th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #3597
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Old August 5th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #3598
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The Venues of London 2012 are amazing. And the city is doing very well in all the aspects. Thank you guys!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #3599
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I really don't like the 'official' font of the London Olympics. It just looks a bit tacky and cheap.

You can see it here saying "Park Live"

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The television coverage of the games here in Australia has been so bad that a lot of people aren't bothering to watch it either.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #3600
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