“Slumdog Millionaire” director, Danny Boyle has encountered several difficulties as he was preparing the opening show for the London Olympics. According to ESPN, Boyle’s show inspired by William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” requires the installment of additional cameras.
Danny Boyle plans to transform the Olympic stadium into an “Isles Of Wonder”-themed area with a British countryside décor and live farm animals. The idea came to him after trying to make a connection between the London Summer Olympics and William Shakespeare’s work “The Tempest”. Unfortunately, his plan was set back by a few misunderstandings between him and the rest of the organizers.
Boyle requested permission to install many more cameras on the stadium in order to better capture the essence of the show. Organizers, on the other hand, would like the director to make use of the cameras that have already been positioned among the 80,000 seats on the stadium. London organizing committee spokeswoman Jackie Brock-Doyle explained that installing Boyle’s cameras would constrain them to remove some of the seats.
Danny’s reps have stated that professional cameras are necessary because the show cannot be filmed from a sports standpoint. James Bulley, the director of venues for the organizing committee, doesn’t think adding a few cameras will affect seating. He stated that the seats that will be removed are the ones that are usually held in reserve, so organizers didn’t plan to sell them anyway.
Boyle’s show will be viewed by more than 1 billion people next Friday, which is why it is important to make sure that images have a good quality. Several elements of the décor have already been installed on Thursday, according to the pictures that were published on The Sun. The images revealed thatched cottages, an Oak tree and cricket players wearing old-fashioned clothes.
Organizers are very proud of the way preparations are going; they are convinced that the opening ceremony will be unique and will determine people from all over the world to watch it. In addition, they think the show is important because it celebrates the British history and culture.