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Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 3:14pm

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Singing in the rain:

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-video/Media/video/2005/01/27/golfgti.mov
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 3:21pm

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Dang that is awesome...its...its...incredible. If any of it is 3d its amazing and if all of it is real its insane.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 3:23pm

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I saw this a week ago by luck, whilst actualy paying attention in the commercial break.

Absolutely brilliant. Its got to be one of the best adverts i've ever seen, for more reasons that i can list really. The music is cool (is it aphex twin related?) and the dancing rules, and although the CG is a bit shabby in places, it still looks great.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 4:06pm

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that was so awsome, was his bodie CG? or did they have somone do all the breakdancing? that was so cool +1
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 4:09pm

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I thought it was.... cute.

Great idea, but nothing we haven't seen before, (not that that's a bad thing, but with fxhomers reactions, I thought it'd be something new..)
Anyways, great concept, but many of the head replacements stood out in my opinion. But with the crazy production deadlines of commercials, it's an impressive feat.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 4:19pm

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remember when they put brooms into his hands and then got sued




yeah
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 4:20pm

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This came on in the cinema last week and it's just started hitting UK tv now, brilliant advert. Though it doesn't make me want to buy the car so much as download the music.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 4:52pm

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yeah.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 5:08pm

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Finaly car comercials are starting to get good.....after seeing this http://www.videoclipstream.com/akamai/h-l/honda/
Nothing in the honda commercial is cg and it took over 600 takes to get right.....but anyway this might have aready been mentioned in the forums....
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 5:21pm

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This is a spoof VW ad but I thought it was pretty funny.
http://plaza.ufl.edu/ttoastt/VW_20_b3.mov

Apparently VW are trying to track the makers down and sue them.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 5:40pm

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Oh, we don't have that funny commercials here in sweden. sad
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 6:35pm

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Rawree... That's one of the most politcal incorrect, inhumane and cynical clips I've every seen.







I love it! LMAO. BRILLIANT. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 6:39pm

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OMFG!! That was brilliant!!!
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 6:47pm

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Xog2 - There is one bit of CG in the full length version of the honda advert. The room wasn't long enough so they had to do it in 2 sections and link them together with a CG element. See if you can spot it smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 6:53pm

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A little while back Honda were offering that advert on DVD for free. I got one and it's got a load of outtakes and a documentary on it and a few other bits (Like the Sugar Hill gand music video smile )
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 6:58pm

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i think commercials are getting better as a whole, because there are at least 3 commercials I can think of that I like, as opposed to me not thinking of any good commercials
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 7:36pm

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Any ideas on who made the song?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 7:37pm

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I'm not keen myself. But that could be because Singin' In The Rain is one of my all-time favourite films, and this advert seems like something of a travesty.

Take a classic scene, turn the song into some nasty modern hybrid, replace the classy tapdancing with silly random wiggling, and remove all the charm, wit and nifty camerawork.

Not really my bag. Although I suppose the compositing was nifty.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 8:33pm

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hahaha.......That was hilariuos Rawree.....never seen anything like that over here in the U.S..

And thanks for Schwar for clearing that up...because the room would have had to be freakin huge.....
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 9:05pm

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No one talks about the fact that honda took the idea from something another group did that actually lasted for about half-an-hour. They did it in a factory or hangar or something.

Tarn: Silly wiggling? More like awesome wiggling.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 10:04pm

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The funniest one was Rawrees. I wasnt too much of a fan of the Singing in the Rain one, but i did like the honda advert one.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 10:19pm

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I can't spot any of the CG in the Singing in the Rain one... could anyone point it out for me? smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 11:38pm

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Tarn wrote:

I'm not keen myself. But that could be because Singin' In The Rain is one of my all-time favourite films, and this advert seems like something of a travesty.

Take a classic scene, turn the song into some nasty modern hybrid, replace the classy tapdancing with silly random wiggling, and remove all the charm, wit and nifty camerawork.

Not really my bag. Although I suppose the compositing was nifty.
Agreed. That was commical at first, but just became kind of trashy after a couple seconds, as it takes away the fantasticity that the original scene displays. Gene Kelly would be heartbroken. Nonethless, it shows the new cleverness and appeal that car commercials are finally putting out. If anyone has the newer DVD of Singin in the Rain, you'll know that they explain that the set took forever to construct, and was on a sound-stage with artificial rain. Well, when the "actor" somersaulted across the street, I could've sworn it was the same set. As for the second commercial......ughh! That's horrible. Just........crap, is what it is.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 11:48pm

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Well, when the "actor" somersaulted across the street, I could've sworn it was the same set.
It was the same set. The same footage, actually. Which brings me to answer pooky's question:

pooky wrote:

I can't spot any of the CG in the Singing in the Rain one... could anyone point it out for me?
I reckon what they did was film someone doing the breakdancing, or motion capture it, and make a 3D body doing it, and attached Gene's head to it, making the illusion that Gene himself is doing the dancing.

This technique is quite popular, actually. Taking old footage and putting it in a new setting/putting someone else's face on it. For instance, there is a commercial for the 2005 Ford Mustang that features Steve McQueen in footage from Bullitt getting into and driving the new Mustang. It's quite cool.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 12:46am

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Woah, I thought that Mustang commercial used a look alike, looked real to me... +1 for the info.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 1:57am

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That's why thiscommercial is so awesome. It's honestly a very impressive showing of technical prowress. It's not really supposed to be an improved version of the original, it's all about the "gee-whiz!" factor, of which it has a lot.

I, personally, find break/robot/popping dancing impressive.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 2:18am

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sidewinder wrote:

That's why thiscommercial is so awesome. It's honestly a very impressive showing of technical prowress. It's not really supposed to be an improved version of the original, it's all about the "gee-whiz!" factor, of which it has a lot.

I, personally, find break/robot/popping dancing impressive.
Yeah, watching it again, I realized how much it's actually like the original. It's like tap that's been updated for the time. Most of the general foot moverments are the same. Its not "improved" upon, its been "updated".
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 4:11am

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sidewinder wrote:

Any ideas on who made the song?
Yeah, apparently, according to http://ad-rag.com/ The commercial was made by:

"Directed by Jake and Ryoko at Stink, post production magic by the crew at Moving Pictures and conceived by DBB London...
...The song has been remastered by none other than Mint Royale and will be released in the charts. To get Gene in the ad, DDB London had to sweet talk Kelly's widow Patricia Ward Kelly and show her that this would be faithful to Gene and the original scene, just updated. Since Gene was a great dancer and approved of modern dance the idea works."

-Hope that helps,
Adam twisted

PS: www.mint-royale.com
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 10:22am

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Tarn wrote:

I'm not keen myself.....into some nasty modern hybrid....
What have you got against Hybrid? You'll hurt his feelings.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 5:28pm

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Sidewinder thats the hottest thing i've seen in a while. SO baddass. Ha, i cant stop watchin it, the song is sick.
Posted: Mon, 7th Feb 2005, 3:49am

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Actually that advert really gets on my nerves, can't stand it. Like all the other adverts. I always change the channel straight away now, it leaves me wondering "what other classic film's can people feck with". Just destroy's it for me.

J.C.s homage was cute and funky, that's a travesty. smile
Posted: Mon, 7th Feb 2005, 5:57am

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Sidewinder thats the hottest thing i've seen in a while. SO baddass. Ha, i cant stop watchin it, the song is sick.
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 4:45am

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I just want to apologize early....I feel like this may be a stupid question but I'm new to all this stuff......so How do they do all that "robotic like" dancing?..and all that other cool stuff?......not just with redoing older films but I saw somthing similar to this dancing on one of the super bowl commercials...I wish I could remember what it was but...I can't....lol.....anyways if you guys could explain to me on how they do all that....I would really appretiate it. thanks much -Knubs-
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knubs wrote:

I just want to apologize early....I feel like this may be a stupid question but I'm new to all this stuff......so How do they do all that "robotic like" dancing?..and all that other cool stuff?......not just with redoing older films but I saw somthing similar to this dancing on one of the super bowl commercials...I wish I could remember what it was but...I can't....lol.....anyways if you guys could explain to me on how they do all that....I would really appretiate it. thanks much -Knubs-
The robotic dancing is natural, it's something I can do. I think it's collectively called "Body Popping" but personally I always though such terminology belonds solely to hip hop gangsters. So I just call it "The robot".

The Robot is essentially a dance technique using ridgid body movements mixed with wave like body movements using a beat as a guide. Sooner or later A video of me dancing will appear on FXHome, despite my best efforts I imagine.

I think CX3 can do this too.
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 4:57am

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I shall make sure a video of Hybrid 'body popping' is uploaded in the near future smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 5:57am

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I think CX3 can do this too.
Haha, well.. yes.. but how did u know? ha
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 6:00am

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CX3 wrote:

I think CX3 can do this too.
Haha, well.. yes.. but how did u know? ha
You uploaded a music video with you pulling some dance moves which are a step up from the robot (the sidewalk/sideways moonwalk). Most people who've learnt how to sideways moonwalk have done so to incorporate it into Robot routines etc etc smile

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despite how retarted I look in The My Room Saga, I have dabbled in some form or other of robot dancing, and for an overweight white guy, im not that bad, and by not that bad, i mean.......dur!

Papers in the air, you know

learning sign language has made be proficient in odd hand movements smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 7:05am

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Show me! I do the robot briefly on the intro to the second TS DVD.
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 7:15am

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sidewinder wrote:

Show me! I do the robot briefly on the intro to the second TS DVD.
well, you try smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 7:18am

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You uploaded a music video with you pulling some dance moves which are a step up from the robot (the sidewalk/sideways moonwalk). Most people who've learnt how to sideways moonwalk have done so to incorporate it into Robot routines etc etc
Haha, yeah, I forgot about those. When I look back on it, it looks horrible. I've learned a lot from other dancers over the years.

Show me! I do the robot briefly on the intro to the second TS DVD.
I might acually upload something in a week or 2. A friend of mine wanted to make a dancing vid so I said I might. But then again I dont know if u were talking to me, hybrid or waser... Or maybe all of us?...


..I'm done... and takin my grown arse 2 bed... Class in 6 hrs...
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http://www.theembassyvfx.com/citroen.html

car commercials kick ass
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Acculag mentioned the new 2005 Mustang ad with Steve McQueen, but didn't Ford do that ages ago?

I remeber seeing that advert (or one based on the same concept, Steve McQueen driving a Ford that was built way after he died) back in around 1998. Have advertisers looked to Hollywood, and started to re-make adverts? I only hope that if they do, they re-make some classics ("For Mash get Smash" springs to mind!)

Cheers,
Arktic.

EDIT - having looked around, there's a Guardian article here about the original Steve McQueen/Ford advert, and a description of how the new one was made, here. smile
Posted: Tue, 15th Feb 2005, 6:55pm

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It all is real...just the head put ontop of the breakdancers...check this article I found...

Makers of a new car advert received permission from the Gene Kelly Foundation to give the rain-soaked scene a new twist which features three break dancers and body poppers performing a number of modern dance moves against the same backdrop as the 1952 original.

The original star's face was then mapped on to that of the dancers, who follow the same route Kelly takes in the street, with the aid of computer wizardry.

Now the late Hollywood star appears to be somersaulting, body popping, and break dancing.

The TV and cinema advert has been made to promote the latest Golf GTI, an update of the original.

The song which accompanies it is a remix of the original, created by dance music duo Mint Royale.

Designers created replica streets to look exactly like they did in the film, which was set in the 1920s, and cranes were used to match the camera angles.

Volkswagen communications manager Catherine Woolfe said: "The idea behind the commercial is all about the fact that the new Golf GTI is the original Mk I, but updated for 2005.

"The latest Golf is seen as a classic and iconic car and we really wanted to show that in a very unusual and memorable way."