I got to see updates of the Philippine Election in TFC. I was amazed by the coverage done by ABS-CBN. It is really interactive, high-tech and fast. To be honest, I’m quite satisfied with the result of the election. Even though there are still unexpected incidents, or should I should expected incidents that only happen during Election Day, it’s quite satisfactory – voting by shading the egg-shaped figure, the counting, the transmission of result and the impeccable updates provided by media. But, if I was amazed by ABS-CBN, GMA-7 nevertheless won’t let the competitor to outshine them. They are using Hologram. How cool is that? It’s like I’m watching a Steven Spielberg film – Minority Report or Artificial Intelligence.
This might be new to Philippine TV but this isn’t new to those who witnessed the US Election when CNN made the coverage. Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas is one of the Artists (Obama supporter) who appeared in the Hologram.
If you’ll compare this hologram thing used by both stations, CNN used a more defined technology. You can see the highlights on the edges of Will.i.am’s body. Unlike GMA-7′s hologram, it seems that Howie Severino has some smoke-effect — like when you are watching an Opening Performance in a concert. But anyway, definitely this is cool!