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Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:04 pm
Edited on: November 10, 2011 1:06 pm
 
By Matt Norlander

I feel the need, the need for speed-themed videos.

Time-lapse mini films have become instant viral feed in the past 12 months. There are plenty of really great ones out there, but over time, there's a diminishing-returns factor to them. No matter, I was wondering how the metamorphosis of a 60,000-ton ship into a basketball venue would take place. Someone was smart enough to perch a camera a few hundred feet above the USS Carl Vinson and document to slow-but-speedy transformation.

Lots of cranes, forklifts, the usual. The day/night turnover is also fun. The court looks a little more blasé than I'd expected, but this is a game taking place to honor our military, so it's appropriate to go straight-laced.

Enjoy:


Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Your American tax dollars at work there people. No wonder you're trillions in debt.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

eight days



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Caesar7708 -- It's just sitting there awaiting it's next deployment.  Lighten up.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Really?  It this the best use of a $15 Billion dollar warship? Your tax dollars at work!



Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Totally cool and it's too bad if the weather doesn't cooperate.  One good thing about the military, there's always a back up plan!  Inside or out, playing this game on a carrier is a fitting tribute to our service men and women! 

From one Vet to all my fellow Vets...Happy Veteran's Day tomorrow!



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

i thought there was a small chance of a drizzle.. doens't seem like it would cause that much of a disturbance.



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Bad News this game WILL be rained out!  They will have to play inside on the lower deck of the ship.  Dan Gilbert please do this again next year so we can really have a college basketball game played OUTDOORS!!!!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Cool Video... saw the USS Carl Vinson in the San Francisco Bay exactly a month ago for Fleet Week. 



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

Awesome video
 



Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Time-lapse vid of Carrier Classic transformation

You'll find that for most Nimitz Class carriers they are much closer to 92,000 tons and over 100,000 tons with a full load of aircraft and related personnel.  Neat video though!



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