View Full Version : Honda Accord 'Cog' ad - sweet Rube Golderg-esque sequence.

04-12-2003, 03:47 PM
First off....I think this is CG, but I'm still not 100% sure. If anyone can find anything about the making of it, CG or not, I'd be very interested.

Anyways - new advert in the UK for the Honda Accord, featuring a wonderful Rube Goldberg machine. For those who don't know, an RG machine is something that accomplishes something extremely simple in an incredibly complex way - those who have played the Incredible Machine series will think this all looks very familiar.

The official site (http://www.honda.co.uk/newcars/accord300k.html) has a video, or you can get a Quicktime version (http://www.kickingtyres.com/greatest_ever_car%20_advert.mov).

Sidenote: The Way Things Go is a video release, with a number of these sort of things, which are definately not CG. Here's a nifty sample (http://www.rw-development.com/temp/thewaythingsgo-sample.avi

04-12-2003, 04:28 PM

My Fault
04-12-2003, 05:41 PM
Yeah, great commercial.

You can check out a discussion that's been going on about this commercial for the last week or so here

BTW, thanks for that clip from "The Way Things Go." I haven't seen that in years and this commercial and your post is definitely going to make me pick up the DVD!

04-12-2003, 09:58 PM

I did a search for 'Accord', didn't find anything, and proceeded to post. Guess I should've looked harder :)

04-22-2003, 01:50 AM

04-22-2003, 02:47 AM
I saw this a few days ago....god damn that must have taken a lot of work. The site I saw it on said that it was all a continuous shot except for one second of CG 'cheating'. It also went on to say it took over 600 shots to get it right. I guess the end result is worth it though.

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