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Does anyone know .....?

by Mac McMullen / February 24, 2006 1:12 PM PST

During the Championship Gala in the Olympics, where the medal winning skaters are simply performing, there are "images" somehow projected on the ice surface.

Does anyone know how this is done ?

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could it be like
by Glenda / February 24, 2006 1:14 PM PST

the laser shows they project in the sky?? Just guessing here

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Saw that too and was wondering if
by Steven Haninger / February 24, 2006 1:15 PM PST

maybe it wasn't done from underneath. I also wonder if they don't use a Zamboni between routines because I see a lot of ice chips flying and this has to wreck the surface for other skaters.

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I doubt any clean up......
by Mac McMullen / February 24, 2006 2:11 PM PST

...because by the end of the show, the "images" were difficult to detect.

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I believe with some sort of stencil over spotlights, Del.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 24, 2006 1:16 PM PST

I've seen the same effect at the Houston basketball arena with the flags of the various nations represented when the "Champions on Ice" show comes to town.

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At the start of the show.....
by Mac McMullen / February 24, 2006 2:13 PM PST

....when the ice was clean, the "images" were easily visible and animated.

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P.S. -- Did you notice Sasha didn't jump once?
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 24, 2006 1:19 PM PST

I think her leg really is bothering her. And I thought the Japanese woman's artistry was better in tonight's exhibition than in the competiition program -- not so many grabs of the skate to get extra points, and much more pleasing spin positions.

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Yes and none of the women did much of it
by Steven Haninger / February 24, 2006 8:41 PM PST

Since none was compulsary, perhaps they were a bit conservative. I also noticed, in one still photo during Sasha's long routine that some thigh wrapping was visible under her legwear...either that or bad cellulite which I doubt. A interviewer asked her about a possible groin injury but she blew it off. I was really impressed by some the women skater's and skiers interviews after their events including that of Sasha. I sensed a true sportsmanship that I thought was being lost recently. Happy

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Might it be a TV-only effect?
by dirtyrich / February 24, 2006 1:20 PM PST

Similar to the glowing lines and logoes they can slip onto football and other sports fields?

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I was thinking that too.
by EdH / February 24, 2006 8:00 PM PST

Not projected from overhead because no shadows were cast. And they were able to switch flags when skaters changed lanes for instance.

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if you mean ''welcome to turino''
by jonah jones / February 24, 2006 1:45 PM PST

it's probably a stencil (as DK suggested)

but if you watch a basketball/soccer game from europe and see an advert for one of your local department stores on the sidelines, it's a sort of ''blue (or is it green?) screen'' effect, and each TV company can "patch in" the adverts to localised area transmitters...


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