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Hehe, ok I'm sorry but I have to say this, N'Sync is growing on me. :) But not in the typical way, mind you. I don't even know all their names. I just find their performance very impressive. Case in point: I was watching the MTV Music Video Awards, in which N'Sync (and many other groups) did live performances. Well, this is the coolest thing I've ever seen... the 5 guys spread out across the stage, and then 5 flat-screen plasma TV's descend from the ceiling and come to a stop right in front of each of their heads... On each TV screen is a pre-recorded image of the corresponding guy's head. They then go through over a minute-long routine of dancing behind their own faces, and the whole thing is choreographed perfectly to match the images on screen. If they take a step out from behind the screen, the face on screen moves off to the same side.

You just can't pull something like that off without a heck of a lot of skill and talent, both by the guys themselves and their technical crew who made the 5 synchronized videos.

I'd love to have been involved in the behind-the-scenes work involved in something like that. Assembling all the videos together and stuff... Very neat stuff. :)

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lives up to their name...

Videos of heads... hmm... if they're hiding behind that, then they don't even have to lip syncing to the recorded music playing while they dance... pretty ingenious.. :)

Re: lives up to their name...

But the thing is... I don't think it was entirely pre-recorded, which makes it even more impressive that they were able to synchronize to the videos. I could see live band members on stage behind the guys. There was at least a drummer, someone on guitar, someone on keyboard, a small section of string players, and one guy looked like he was actually conducting. And it wasn't just an act either, because I could see the cymbals wobbling from being hit.

My best guess is that the pre-recorded videos had a basic underlying beat that was perhaps only audible to the conductor, who led the rest of the live band to keep them in sync with the videos.

I dunno. I'd love to know the full details of how it was all coordinated. :)

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