Beijing, Aug.11 : Huge LED screens, eye-catching lighting systems and multimedia video shows, were one of the hallmarks of the Beijing Olympic Games' opening ceremony.
According to the China Daily, this was thanks to the efforts of Yu Jianping, director of the technology group for the opening ceremony, who led a 500-strong team of experts.
From the elevated platform to the video system, the creation team worked hard to ensure that the whole ceremony went without a hitch.
"One of the features of the ceremony was its perfect combination of advanced technology and great originality," Yu was quoted, as saying.
At the event, a 147 m by 22 m LED screen, one of the biggest in the world, was laid at the center of the stadium. There was also a 36-m long by 30-m wide structure, with a total of 11 separate elevated platforms.
On Yu's initiative, modern technology was introduced to many aspects of the ceremony. Apart from the huge LED screen and elevated platform, the globe that rose up at the end of the performance was another highlight.
Their other creations included the huge scroll, 20 mm thick and weighing around 800 g, and the digital direction and control system.
Story first published: Monday, August 11, 2008, 15:40 [IST]
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