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  1. #1
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    Jul 2005

    I Promise That You Will Not Believe This!!

    A friend e-mailed this to me...I have never seen anyhting like it:

    Very important that you understand: there are NO computer graphics or
    >digital tricks in the film you are about to see. Everything you see really
    >happened in real time, exactly as you see it.
    > The film required 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
    > The film cost 6 million dollars and took three months to complete,
    >including a 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 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 functioning
    >automatically as soon as they become wet. It looks a bit odd in the
    > As amazing as this is, the commercial is actually based on an earlier
    >film from the 1970s called "How Things Move" by two Swiss self-destructing
    >artifacts artists. In that film, a similar set-up with household objects
    >goes on for thirty (count'em 30) minutes with air jets and fire and
    >chemical reactions.
    > You can get the video on amazon.com


  2. #2
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    Jul 2005

    Re: I Promise That You Will Not Believe This!!

    That was totally amazing!!! I can understand why it took 606 takes!!!



  3. #3
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    Sep 2005

    Re: I Promise That You Will Not Believe This!!

    :) Very cool

  4. #4
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    Re: I Promise That You Will Not Believe This!!

    That was wild!

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