-2012 London Opening Ceremony-
This year’s Olympic Games will host an opening ceremony made for the media
The moment we have all been waiting for, the opening ceremony, will begin tonight at 6:30 PDT! This year’s opening ceremony has been taken to the next level with Danny Boyle, the director of Slum Dog Millionare, directing the entire extravaganza. The show will feature 10,000 adult volunteers, 900 children, 12 horses, 10 chickens, nine geese, three cows and a flock of sheep! Boyle explained to CNN, “The Ceremony is an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have come from and where we want to be.”
This is also the most digitally friendly year for the Olympics that we have see thus far. Viewers will be watching the games live from, not only their televisions, but from their smart phones, laptops and live streaming.
With all of the updates in technology since the previous Olympic Games, we are now able to constantly stay up-to-date with our favorite atheletes via our smart phones! Reuters Olympics London 2012 is a great app to stay updated with all of the Olympic photography!
This year’s Olympic Games will include a total of 5,535 hours of footage across nine different channels. This can seem overhwhelming, but not to worry, the LA Times has created a calendar to ensure that you are able to catch all the action that the Olympic Games have to offer!