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Old 05-03-2004, 01:05 AM
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[URL=http://www.daboyz.org/honda/]Honda Commercial[/URL


>This is the New Honda Commercial in the U.K. Go to this website and watch
>this commercial....you won't believe it! 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.
The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete,
including a full 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.
However, it is fast becoming the most down loaded 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 handmade 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. 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 thecommercial.


Just one-second of computer generation is used to link the two halves when an exhaust pipe rolls across the floor. At one point, three tires roll
uphill because inside they have been weighted with bolts and screws.
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That was GREAT!!!!!!!!!
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Got to be a plant. Look closely at the tires rolling up the ramp. After the second tire bumps the third it stops, then continues to roll UP the ramp.

Still a neat vieo, but can't be real.

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Got to be a plant. Look closely at the tires rolling up the ramp. After the second tire bumps the third it stops, then continues to roll UP the ramp.

Still a neat vieo, but can't be real.

-Greg
I thought so too... but if you look closely... the tire doesn't roll even on half of a rotation... so if the tire is weighted on the inside... it is still possible... but that is the catch... we all think of tires being balanced...
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Yes I saw that ... cheating is cheating no matter how you do it

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all in all, it still is pretty neat
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