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June 26, 2008 |
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I recently saw a Honda commercial, supposedly done in many many takes, without the use of computers. It uses parts of a Honda car operating in a Rube Goldberg fashion - and you did the voice-over "wouldn't it be nice if everything worked like this" . The question is: to your knowledge, was this for real or was the whole thing done (as I believe) by computer graphics. Enjoy your show - sometimes enjoy the columns in the Chicago Tribune even if disagreeing sometimes.
The word I got from Weiden & Kennedy, the ad agency in London, Glenn, is that the Honda commercial was done in real time in one take and that it only took a few takes to achieve perfection. If engineers were involved, as surely they were, I don't think they would've been satisfied with computer graphics. Engineers are deeply into reality.