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Old 06-26-2003, 02:05 PM
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Be sure to read before viewing. It's fascinating!

Click the link below when you're through reading!! It's very important that you understand:
There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it. It took 606 "takes" to produce this commercial. On the first 605 takes, something, very minor, didn't work. The crew had to set the whole thing up again.
They 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 engineering 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.
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 on the internet).
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. When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed on immediately without any hesitation-including the costs.
There are six and only six hand-made 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) are parts from those two cars.
The voiceover is Garrison Keillor.
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.
As amazing as this is, it's actually based on an earlier film from the seventies called "How Things Move" by two Swiss self-destructing artifacts artists (say that ten times fast). In that film, a similar set-up with household objects goes on for thirty (thirty! - three-zero!) minutes with air jets and fire and chemical reactions.
You can get the "How things move" on amazon.com. Or not! Spend your forty bucks on a couple of lattes at Starbucks.

Here's the link for the HONDA COMMERCIAL:
http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html
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Mikev,
Thanks for the link. However, it has been up on OSO about 6 times now.
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This has been up before, but without the interesting facts about them making the video. Cool stuff.
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sorry about the repete i must have missed it before
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No problem MikeV. Again. really was just letting you know, as to why probably would not see many responses.
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