The Mayans Were Wrong

Granted the annual Zeitgeist video is nothing but a clever advertising tool for Google’s vast array of products masquerading as eye candy (touché, Google, touché)—consider the various video techniques employed within this two-minute montage. I spotted:

1:07 GIF-like image of wavering Grecian flags (this may also be Ken Burns effect)
1:22 Time lapse of U.S. space shuttle
1:31 Olympic winners with motion effects and added flashes
1:38 Ken Burns Layered Effect of World Cup win
1:40 + Super-fast shots snapped back to back

Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2013!