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2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony on a Giant LCD TV Time Lapse

On the night of the Olympic opening ceremony I was living in Sanya, Hainan, China, but my TV was broken. Luckily there was a giant LCD screen on a post right around the corner from my house, so that's where I watched it (with about 1000 other people). I took my camera(s) and made a time lapse of the first moments of the opening ceremony, and also took a few videos with my other camera, so this is some clips from the opening ceremony as seen by people in Sanya watching it on a giant LCD. The music is a song called "hidden ninja vs. Fort Minor - Remember The Name (Ol' Skool Dn'B Remix)" by hidden_ninja, it's apparently free to use on a cc license and that's me conforming to the weird rules of flickr where you have to use music with a creative commons license by artists with underscores in their names as if it makes any difference to anybody what song I use in my little video. Cripes. It's a good song though, I like it, check it out or download it at

This is the first video I've posted on Flickr so Merry Christmas to y'all, unless you're Sharon Stone...if you're Sharon Stone I hope you have a terrible Christmas.

Oh BTW the time lapse was shot on my Nikon D60 and the videos are from a Canon S3 IS. The photos at the very beginning and end are from a Canon IXUS 860 IS (SD 870 IS) I think. I just can't remember, I've had so many IXUS cameras now.

You can watch other videos I put together while I was in China at

You can see an alternate version of this same video that is slightly longer and has different music in "high definition" at

Remember to click the little "watch in HD" thingie in the bottom right corner.

WARNING: don't watch the HD version on youtube if you don't want to hear the F-word. Actually it also has the S-word and the N-word and the M-F-word in it SO.....You've been fairly warned.

More videos are on the way soon


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Uploaded on December 24, 2008