Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Check this out:
And you thought those people who set up roomful's of dominos to knock over were amazing...
There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in this 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 up the whole thing 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 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 soon will pay for itself simply in "free viewings" (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!).

There are six, and only six, hand-made Honda 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 a part from those two cars.

The voice-over is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics had become. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was all 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.

And if you forgot to turn on the sound, or want to watch it again, just sit there and it will do it again for you!

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1 comment:

Amy Mowbray said...

Yes, I've seen this. It's truly amazing.