Sony Bravia ad


thedude110

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The crush of the individual, bound by gravity -- sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, just between each of us.

Poor frog, though.
 

Applespider

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The song is Heartbeats by José Gonzàlez on the Veneer album. After the Bravia ad, first launched in the UK, it suddenly crept up the iTMS charts.

I already had it ;) and it's pretty good - very mellow!

The ad is great though - such a fun idea and the perfect city to do it in. The only thing that puzzles me is that since the ad is designed to show the amazing colours of the Bravia, can it only be truly appreciated on one? Or should the rest of us with non-Bravia TVs just turn up the saturation?
 

Jschultz

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clayj said:
Cool ad!

I just bought one of the BRAVIA LCD TVs last week... VERY nice set.
which size, and the XBR, or no? I work at Circuit City, and I think the Bravia XBR's are the best LCD tv's we have, bar none. I quite like them over the Sharp brand even.
 

clayj

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Jschultz said:
which size, and the XBR, or no? I work at Circuit City, and I think the Bravia XBR's are the best LCD tv's we have, bar none. I quite like them over the Sharp brand even.
The 32" XBR. It's a BIT different from the Sony WEGA tube TV I had (of course, CRTs can display 1080, 720, or 480 lines of res with no jaggies), but I'm very impressed with the picture quality and the overall design of the set.

As for the ad, I believe that in some of the scenes, the balls are CGI. I can't fathom how many takes (and real ball releases) would be required to get all of those different camera angles.
 

Jschultz

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clayj said:
The 32" XBR. It's a BIT different from the Sony WEGA tube TV I had (of course, CRTs can display 1080, 720, or 480 lines of res with no jaggies), but I'm very impressed with the picture quality and the overall design of the set.

As for the ad, I believe that in some of the scenes, the balls are CGI. I can't fathom how many takes (and real ball releases) would be required to get all of those different camera angles.
Good choice.

If you don't have high definition already, do it as fast as you can. All of our customers thoroughly enjoy DiscoveryHD and Lost in HD at my store!
 

clayj

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Jschultz said:
Good choice.

If you don't have high definition already, do it as fast as you can. All of our customers thoroughly enjoy DiscoveryHD and Lost in HD at my store!
I've had HD cable for 5 years now, ever since I bought my Runco in December 2000. ;) Just waiting for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD now...

(Ouch! I think I cut myself on the bleeding edge!)
 

Sharewaredemon

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clayj said:
The 32" XBR. It's a BIT different from the Sony WEGA tube TV I had (of course, CRTs can display 1080, 720, or 480 lines of res with no jaggies), but I'm very impressed with the picture quality and the overall design of the set.

As for the ad, I believe that in some of the scenes, the balls are CGI. I can't fathom how many takes (and real ball releases) would be required to get all of those different camera angles.

Yes I agree, some of those shots do look CGI but it's hard to tell...

Even doing it CGI would be a nightmare.
 
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runninmac said:
Oh thats a great commercial, but must of been a pain in the a** to clean up
The residents of that street will be finding bouncy balls for the rest of their lives.
 

janey

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no, i think all of those balls are real. jwz posted that on his livejournal a few months back when they were making the commercial - http://jwz.livejournal.com/518196.html

The making-of video is awesome. They used nets and huge ball-launching machines and just tubs and tubs full of bouncy balls. And rakes and stuff to get all the balls. Plus the kids nearby got some too, lol.
 

virus1

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stupid song, cool commercial, freaky they actually did that.

and btw, the tv is awesome. i got a freakin 42" in my living room. :cool: :eek:
 

comictimes

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clayj said:
This is still the most amazing commercial I've ever seen... 606 takes to get it right, and NO fakery.
wait that really had no CG in it??

I've seen it before but I always assumed some of that stuff was cg, just because.... how can it be possible for all of that to happen...

wow.
 

bemylover

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clayj said:
This is still the most amazing commercial I've ever seen... 606 takes to get it right, and NO fakery.
I don't know. When the wheels are rolling up they seem to accelerate, which does not make sense.
 

jsw

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bemylover said:
I don't know. When the wheels are rolling up they seem to accelerate, which does not make sense.
The tires had hidden weights in the rims (in back) which, once unbalanced, caused the tire to roll up when they rolled down.

Classic ad.

And the ad given in the OP was also fantastic!
 

e²Studios

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That is a brilliant advert! Almost as good as the one for the Honda Accord that was circulating a while back, that one was pure genius in my opinion.

Ed