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cool link #26696
06/18/03 01:37 PM
06/18/03 01:37 PM
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Trainwire  Offline OP
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Friend of mine sent me this link about Honda of UK. http://www.daboyz.org/honda/

Rube Goldberg fans of the world unite!

TW

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Re: cool link #26697
06/18/03 01:48 PM
06/18/03 01:48 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Great TW!

I'm a bit skeptical of some of the items in that sequence not needing a bit of help along the way though. ... drinking my half-full cup of coffee ...

[Linked Image]
Bill

Re: cool link #26698
06/18/03 09:19 PM
06/18/03 09:19 PM
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Sandro  Offline
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Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Bill.....

We forgive you, as everybody thinks this is fake, but it is real. No trick photography here.

For those who care, here is the official story from Honda....


Pure Genius

This is the new Honda commercial in the UK. There are no computer
graphics or digital tricks in the film, everything you see really
happened in real time exactly as you see it.

This film took 606 takes. The crew of engineers spent weeks shooting
night and day. The film took three months to complete and is two
minutes in length.

This is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet
history. When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off
on it immediately without any hesitation. They commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten, they fell off their chairs when they were
told it was for real.

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 that you see in the film are parts from those two cars.

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.

Turn up the sound, click on the following link and enjoy.
http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html

Re: cool link #26699
06/18/03 10:46 PM
06/18/03 10:46 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
Sandro,

Thanks for the extra info. I can sure believe it took 606 takes to get that string of events right!

I can imagine something like that would drive most people crazy, but I think I'd personally enjoy the challenge. (without a deadline of course)

Bill

Re: cool link #26700
06/18/03 11:47 PM
06/18/03 11:47 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
At three months, I would have been a slobbering idiot.

Re: cool link #26701
06/19/03 12:31 AM
06/19/03 12:31 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
I can't understand how them tyres climb that ramp like that, it looks un-natural.
Cool ad though,
Thanks Train-Wire!. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: cool link #26702
06/19/03 01:07 AM
06/19/03 01:07 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Posts: 3,890
NY, USA
Trumpy,

That part didn't seem right to me either. It seemed like they started moving faster too. After watching it again I have to go back to my pessimistic view here. I don't see how the tires could roll uphill like they do.

Bill

Re: cool link #26703
06/19/03 02:31 AM
06/19/03 02:31 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I've seen this commercial on TV here a couple of times.

Wouldn't the tires rolling up hill depend upon just how much energy was imparted at the bottom? They'd gave to be very liughtweight though.

The sequence with the muffler rolling over is interesting too. If it's genuine, then I wonder whether they fitted weights inside provide the necessary balance and inertia?

Re: cool link #26704
06/19/03 10:25 AM
06/19/03 10:25 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Posts: 3,890
NY, USA
Paul,

One of the Tires seems to speed up and after it hits the one in front of it, bounces back and then continues uphill again? There would have to be a heck of a spin on the tire to do that I think, wouldn't there? I just don't see where it could come from.

Bill

Re: cool link #26705
06/19/03 11:13 AM
06/19/03 11:13 AM
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rat4spd  Offline
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Posts: 29
Waterloo, Ia
For the tire skeptics, they added weights to the inside of the rims, on the upper portion. Large weights infact, and when triggered, gravity pulling them down causes tire to roll almost impossibly upwards. Just counterweight action. I wondered about that until I read an explantion on the directors (I think) website.

Bill- That's why the tire bounces back (against the pull of the counterweight, storing up a little more energy) then rolls back uphill.

[This message has been edited by rat4spd (edited 06-19-2003).]

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