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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 09:31 AM
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OT New Honda commercial

I buddy of mine sent me this link to the Accord commercial, its increadable.. heres some info
The honda ad

Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.
This is just a very cool Honda ad. Read this, then watch.

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 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 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) are 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.

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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.

Sheesh, my '76 Lancia had that feature. Nothing new.
They also adjusted for the amount of rainfall, cycling between intermittent, slow, and fast depending on conditions.

BTW, your linky.....no worky. (I think there's and extra period at the end)
Try this one.
Pretty cool. Who dreams that stuff up anyway? [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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