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A Closer Look (Lure of The Storm) #193055

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) A closer look at the lure of the storm presented in light of the opening of the film "The Perfect Storm", which is based on a real 1991 storm at sea.

(New York: Ned Potter) How Hollywood filmed the storm using digital special effects featured; scenes shown from the George Clooney film and of the special effects designed to look more "real" than reality. [Visual effects supervisor Stefen FANGMEIER, audio visual effects supervisor Habib ZARGARPOUR - explain how the environment was created via computer.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.

(New Bedford and Cambridge, Massachusetts: James Walker) Technology for measuring and dealing with weather at sea featured; scenes shown. [Harvard oceanographer Alan ROBINSON - explains how he can analyze weather at sea via computer.] [Scallop fishing boat mate Alan CASS - praises computerized weather forecasting.]

Newman, Kevin;
Potter, Ned;
Walker, James

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