Skip to comments.This is Amazing
Posted on 04/04/2006 12:49:05 PM PDT by Sunsong
And you thought those people that set up roomfulls of
dominos to knock over were amazing...
There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film.
Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.
The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes,
something, usually very minor, didn't work.
They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent
weeks shooting night and day. By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions.
The film cost six million dollars and took three
months to complete including full engineering of the sequence.
In addition, it's two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on
British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one
of us in clover for a lifetime. However, it is fast becoming the most
downloaded advertisement in Internet history. Honda executives figure
the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free viewings" (Honda isn't
paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!). When the ad was
pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without
any hesitation - including the costs. There are six and only six
hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers
the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film. Everything
you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete
Honda Accord) is parts from those two cars.
The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda
executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics
have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for
real. Oh. and about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords,
the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing
their thing automatically as soon as they become wet.
It looks a bit weird in the commercial.
Saw it about 2 years ago. kinda cool
save for home
bump for later
Didn't this get played at last years Superbowl?
These folks agree that it's true pretty much as stated.
bttt for later look
I think this is from 2002 or early 2003. It's very cool.
Take a look at the part where the three tires roll up the ramp in succession and tip it like a see-saw. At least two of those tires actually slow down and then accelerate as they move up the ramp, which tells me that they aren't rolling on their own.
Two years ago! No wonder I couldn't find it in the archives. It is kinda cool :-)
Their weighted in the top, so as soon as they are peturbed, they "roll" uphill.
Rube Goldberg would be proud.
thanks for that!
Either way, I call BS on that one.
One of them even slows down after hitting the next tire, and then starts rolling again.
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