Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web

Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web

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It will be great to be able to watch the swearing-in ceremony from any computer on the internet.  That combine with CNN/Photosynth capturing The Moment of the oath should be pretty amazing – can’t wait to see that synth…

How it Will Work

We’ll take your photos from every angle, combine them with CNN’s professional shots, and produce what we hope will be an amazing experience that will be shown live on CNN. And you thought the Jessica Yellin hologram was cool! The synth will also be available for everyone to see on CNN.com.

If you have a…

Camera Phone. Take one photo of the moment when the President Elect raises his hand to take the Oath, and email it as soon as you can to cnnmoment@live.com. Don’t worry if he’s too small to see clearly in your photo. As long as you get the Capitol building in your shot it will synth in and help reconstruct the environment.

Digital Camera. Take three photos (wide-angle, mid-zoom, full-zoom) of the President Elect while he is being sworn in. As soon as you can get to an Internet connection, email them to us at cnnmoment@live.com. Make sure your email message is less than 10MB in size. Break it into a couple of messages if your three photos combine to more than 10MB.

Watch the Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web

Don’t miss it when Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office next Tuesday, January 20th. As part of our commitment to making this the most open inauguration in history, we’ll be streaming the swearing-in ceremony on our site using Microsoft’s Silverlight.

You can view high quality Silverlight streams, in full screen, and enjoy related inaugural video content.

As long as you have an Internet connection, you’ll be able to watch the ceremony as if you were there. Visit www.pic2009.org on Tuesday, January 20th to watch the swearing-in live.

The swearing-in ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. ET on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Take a look at the rest of the scheduled events for Inaugural Weekend.

Watch the Swearing-in Ceremony on the Web | The Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden

Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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