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Read the info first, then watch the clip. And you thought those people that set up roomfuls 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, its 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.



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Now I know why they use Schwinn ball bearings in the steering stem along with just one cartridge shock in the front fork, gotta pay for those commercials.

I'm a little suspect of that commercial. Watching it a few times some stuff, like the first gear moving forward to start everything of appears animated to my old eyes. Plus those 3 tires rolling up hill. This add indicates the inertia of hitting all three tires moving up hill is the same... I'm just a doubting Thomas.


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Pretty cool :D the only thing that looks strange is the three tires that seem to role up hill just after the begining of the vidio.

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White Lightnig said:
Pretty cool :D the only thing that looks strange is the three tires that seem to role up hill just after the begining of the vidio.

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They explain that as placing weight in the tires that are near top center and when they start rolling the weights keep them going.
 

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Sometimes you just have to believe, unconditional faith. :lol:
 
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