[Asian Games] Opening Ceremony Showing Off Chinese Technology, Including 3D Screens and Digital Fireworks
Carbon neutrality with stage effects such as virtual reality… The torch is ignited by a digital runner.
It rained for the past three days in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, where the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games opening ceremony was held.
As rain continued to fall ahead of the opening ceremony to announce the start of the competition,
there was speculation inside and outside the venue that ‘the Chinese authorities are carrying out artificial rainfall operations to ensure good weather on the opening ceremony day.’
As rain continued until the morning of the 23rd, the day of the opening ceremony,
there were concerns that the opening ceremony could be held at a nearby indoor basketball court instead of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium. 온라인카지노사이트
Fortunately, the rain stopped in the afternoon, and the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Olympic Stadium as planned became a stage to show off China’s cutting-edge technology.
Ahead of the opening ceremony, the Games organizing committee announced
its intention to open the Asian Games as the first ‘carbon neutral Games’ in history.
China’s unique large-scale fireworks were also boldly omitted, instead, the atmosphere was celebrated with ‘digital fireworks’.
People watching the TV broadcast said, ‘I heard there won’t be fireworks…’
A fireworks display was held using 3D animation and virtual reality technology that was so realistic that you could be fooled.
In addition, as predicted by opening ceremony general director Sa Xiaoran, a screen was installed on the stage floor to create various effects,
a 3D stereoscopic screen was erected to reproduce Hangzhou’s representative river, Qiantang River, within the stadium.
During the celebration performance, lanterns had the effect of flying onto the stage,
when the competition mascot appeared, large soccer balls, basketballs, etc. were implemented in the stadium using artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
China also set up a stage utilizing carbon neutrality and HD screens at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
At that time, China installed an HD LED screen on the opening ceremony stadium stage to express snow and ice,
during the children’s performance, they introduced artificial intelligence live motion capture technology that created a moving effect on the floor screen according to the children’s movements.
In addition, it was evaluated that it was eco-friendly and low-carbon with the smallest torch in Olympic history.
The scene depicting a waterfall through a screen vertically connecting the top of the stadium and the floor,
which was shown at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games on this day, also appeared at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Sha Xiaoran, general director of the opening ceremony,
was in charge of lighting at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The torch ignition was also the first time in history that a virtual reality ignitor appeared.
A digital ignition representing the more than 100 million people around the world
who participated in the digital torch relay appeared at the stadium across the Qiantan River and lit the cauldron together with Wang Shun,
the swimming gold medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Starting with the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the first international multi-sports competition held
since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19),
digital technology has been significantly added to the opening and closing ceremonies,
further maximizing the effect that can be felt through TV broadcasts rather than at the stadium.
This trend continued in this competition as well.
From the ‘artificial rain theory’ that was circulated a few days before the opening ceremony
to the lighting of the torch at the last moment of the opening ceremony,
it is all a glimpse of China’s technological prowess.
The absurd joke that appears every time a multi-sports competition is held in China,
‘Isn’t the final ignition of the opening ceremony torch a panda?’
could become a reality in the near future, as seen on this day when a digital co-ignitioner jumps over the stadium roof.