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And you thought those people that set up rooms full of dominos to knock
over were amazing...

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. 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 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 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 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.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/honda.php Click and Enjoy.
 
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pretty neat. this is very old though. i remember seeing it years ago.
 

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phrancis said:
Umm, yeah... Very old, but still very neat vid. Wish we got the accord/tsx wagon over here.
Oh well, sorry, but I've never seen it before. Thought I'd share it for everyone who, like me, does not watch commericals anymore(dvr)!

Yea, it looks nice for a wagon.
 

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seen it before, but never knew it wasnt computer graphics. thought it was fake. Anways how do the 4 tires move up the ramp and not fall back after hitting the next tire? thats kinda got me stumped
 

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J Lude said:
seen it before, but never knew it wasnt computer graphics. thought it was fake. Anways how do the 4 tires move up the ramp and not fall back after hitting the next tire? thats kinda got me stumped
my guess is that they have weights inside them.


and sorry dennis, besides this being very old, it also has nothing to do with preludes lol. so instead of moving it (to a place where it would get whored beyond belief with comments of how its a repost) ill just close it
 
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