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April 18, 2009 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Carousel is one incredible, continuous two-minute tracking shot of the deadly and eternal fight between cops and clowns [high definition versions here with additional interactive features]. Directed by Adam Berg, apparently 90% of the amazing stunts were captured in-camera.
posted by blahblahblah (22 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
cool. How can I see this offline?
posted by now i'm piste at 9:18 PM on April 18, 2009


That's pretty goddamn amazing. Nice find.
posted by boo_radley at 9:31 PM on April 18, 2009


wow. that is awesome.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 9:34 PM on April 18, 2009


Awesome short film, but the craziest thing about this post is that Philips actually expects people to be in the market for a 21:9 HDTV.
posted by Prospero at 9:38 PM on April 18, 2009


How very neat. And the movie player with extra features is pretty sexy too.

Can anyone read what's on the newspaper that's shown just before the camera leaves the final window?
posted by painquale at 9:52 PM on April 18, 2009


At first I thought this was some kind of meta-critique about the duality of good versus evil and how in the end the discreet entities ascribed to manifest either force are equally as destructive and detrimental to human evolution as a whole, but then I noticed it was a means of marketing a television. Eh, six in one, half-dozen in the other.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:07 PM on April 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


Looks like a job for Kaneda's gang...
posted by alexei at 10:27 PM on April 18, 2009 [4 favorites]


As Leslie Halliwell said, 21:9 is a very good way to show a snake or a funeral.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:59 AM on April 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


CGI messup; the shells are supposed to come out of the RIGHT side of the gun (an AR15/M16), not the left.

screenshot: http://www.mrbill.net/philips.jpg
posted by mrbill at 2:03 AM on April 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Oh. I thought Philips Carousel was a laxative. This sure scared the shit out of me.
posted by Mike D at 5:26 AM on April 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hope they get those clowns.
posted by spoobnooble at 5:43 AM on April 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


What’s a diorama?

Really though, that was gorgeous. Thanks for the post.
posted by sidesh0w at 6:24 AM on April 19, 2009


Very, very cool.
posted by nihraguk at 7:39 AM on April 19, 2009


I know lots of people who treat old commercial illustration as art, so it seems only fair that commercials can be art as well. This was technologically cool, but I'd have to vote for the Sony Bravia Bouncy Ball spot.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 7:46 AM on April 19, 2009


That's fantastic.
I just no longer understand how the hell things like this are created.
posted by lucidium at 8:20 AM on April 19, 2009


The stagy, faked behind-the-scenes bits are more than a little embarrassing. Especially the director's, since he's the one that has to shill for the "home cinematic experience."
posted by nobody at 8:26 AM on April 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


So if you can't really hire Don Draper you'll just steal his branding concept?
posted by nicwolff at 8:31 AM on April 19, 2009


"CGI messup; the shells are supposed to come out of the RIGHT side of the gun (an AR15/M16), not the left."

So the artists took one small liberty there. It was either switch sides or re-do that whole corridor sequence.

Also in reality the clowns did NOT shoot first.
posted by schwa at 9:05 AM on April 19, 2009


I get to be the first one to say COULROPHOBIA!

Awesome! COULROPHOBIA COULROPHOBIA COULROPHOBIA!!!
posted by Lukenlogs at 12:45 PM on April 19, 2009


Thus began America's War on Slapstick.
posted by Electric Dragon at 3:46 PM on April 19, 2009


I'm sorry, but the eternal war between cops and clowns would involve far more seltzer water and squirting flowers.
posted by lekvar at 4:27 PM on April 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


The technology has advanced to the level where I don't understand why this is amazing. I gather it's something to do with things being captured "in-camera". What does that even mean?
posted by Eideteker at 7:15 AM on April 21, 2009


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