History Comes to Life
Images of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are increasingly in public view as the November 22 commemoration of its 50th anniversary approaches, but a new video attempts to strip away some of the chaos of the November tragedy.
Using stabilized Zapruder footage of the event, a New Zealand computer graphics engineer has created an HD panoramic video with about 500 frames. The two-minute video sets the scene with images of the crowd at Dealey Plaza and a police escort before the president and first lady drive past the grassy knoll.
Around the 18-second mark, a bullet strikes Kennedy, and his wife scrambles to the back of the car. Though we know what's going to happen, it's still a chilling scene.
As Gizmodo points out, YouTube user AntdavisonNZ inserts his own computer-generated frames to connect all the scenes together, so it's not an entirely true representation of the assassination. It's eerily real nonetheless.