Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tiger Woods SUV Crash: Re-enactment Anime

It's the hottest flv clip on YouTube!

Some call it "UN-JOURNALISM":::A computer animated tabloid portrayal of Tiger Woods' SUV crash is the world's top video today. The 1:30 digital "report" produced by Hong Kong-based Next Media is one of more than 20 the company releases a day, often depicting events that no journalist actually witnessed, stuff that may not even have actually taken place.
TIP!It's easy to watch videos without leaving! Just mouseover the picture above and wait for the "snapshot" box to appear, then click on the arrow to start the youtube clip!
Surely there is more stuff like this to follow in the months to come. I imagine a DVD or VCD of the Ronnettes "in concert" Final Fantasy style. I imagine the girls clad in black bodysuits performing on a modern techno-stage...
Meet Daisy Li of Next Media HK - she scripted the Tiger Woods SUVideo! Li joined Apple Daily at the end of 1997, and is currently the Managing Editor of Apple Daly Online. 10 years ago, Li saw little future for the mainstream press in Hong Kong. Widely respected by her colleagues, she has held a number of leadership positions in the Hong Kong Journalists Association. In 1993, worried about the impending transition to Chinese rule, Li led a campaign to reform antiquated British-era official secrecy and sedition laws that could be used to restrict press freedom if they remained on the books. She also helped lead an international campaign to free Ming Pao reporter Xi Yang, who was imprisoned in China in 1993 for his reporting on Chinese government gold trading. For her efforts in these campaigns, Li was awarded an International Press Freedom Award by CPJ in 1995.
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann told the NY Times that he "had fun" watching the animation. He stated that he was convinced that the video is a harbinger of the future. “Yes,” he wrote, “this will be done by somebody, in this country, within six months.”

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