> Rcvd this today from my daughter Kim a few minutes
>>This is really cool.
>>New Honda Commercial in the U.K.
>> 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.
>>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
>>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 the
>> 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
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