"You Guys Have To Check This Out"!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by shania, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. shania

    shania New Member

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    Read intro before watching: Amazing commercial
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    If you thought that the people who set up a room full of dominoes to have them knocked over later was amazing, you haven't seen anything yet.. There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in these images.
    Everything that you see happened in realtime exactly as you see it..

    The recording required 606 takes and in the first 605 takes there always was something, usually of minor importance, that didn't work. It was necessary for the recording team to install the set-up time after time and it took several weeks working day and night to achieve this effect. The recording cost 6 million dollars and it took 3 months to finish, including the engineering design of the sequence.

    The duration of the video is only 2 minutes, but every time that Honda
    shows the commercial on British television, they make enough money to
    support any of us for the rest of our lives. However, this commercial has turned out to be the most displayed in the history of the Internet.
    Honda execs think that it will pay for itself simply because of the free
    showings (Honda is not paying one cent for you to see it)

    When Honda senior execs viewed it, they immediately approved it without hesitation-including costs. There are only six Honda Accords built by hand in the whole world, and to the horror of Honda engineers, the recording team disassembled two of them for the recording.

    Everything you see in the sequence (besides the walls, floor, ramp and
    untouched Honda Accord) is part of those two automobiles.The voice is
    that of Garrison Keiller. The commercial was so well received by Honda
    execs when they saw it, that their first comment was how amazing the
    computer graphics were. They almost fell out of their chairs when told
    that the recording was real without any graphics manipulation.
    (Enjoy):big_smile:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcr6ZIVi-Vg
     
  2. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Awsome! Looked like a gearheads version on the old kids game "Mouse Trap". Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    thats cool. aint sur im buying them tires rolling up that steep incline with that easy tap but still neat video.
     
  4. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Bert that was cool.thanks
     
  5. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    That sure was neat.What will they think of next!
     
  6. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    What a way to spend 6 million dollars!!!!
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Bert for a neat video. I would take one of those cars if they would give it to me. Might even buy one some day.:smile2:
     
  8. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    It might of taken a thousand trys to get that to work. As Jerimy said, those tires rolling up hill look odd to me.:big_smile: