Thursday, December 03, 2009

Crash and Burn

I've written before about video re-enactments that use 3D animation software in news broadcasts and retask technologies often used in courtrooms to attempt to represent what happened in automobile accidents and other catalysts for litigation.

News broadcasters now use these simulations for recreating accidents and violent events like school shootings or military mistakes when footage illustrating the actual encounter is unobtainable. Now Chinese news footage that uses an animation engine to restage the middle-of-the-night car crash/infidelity argument involving pro-golfer Tiger Woods and his wife. See below for Keith Olberman's prediction that this will be a genre increasingly likely to appear in news broadcasts.

:For more on this story, check out "In Animated Videos, News and Guesswork Mix" in the New York Times.

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