Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

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Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:12 am

There is Amtrak equipment viewable.

Have to ask our "filmteks" around here (someone once used that as a screenname) "How do they do that?":

http://now.lincoln.com/2013/02/the-stor ... he-script/
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby 25Hz » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:44 am

It's a CGI overlay. In "sky captain and the wold of tomorrow" you see a GG1 on an elevated rail line in manhattan. Obviously this never took place.

Lot of ads now days use CGI or some other form of animation mixed with live action. Most of them aren't very good, this one in my personal opinion isn't very good either, but it is interesting that they'd kitbash a locomotive and a cab car like that for an automobile ad...
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:48 am

I have now learned that Metrolink has equipment of the design and livery shown:

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15011142

So far as I'm concerned, the inquiry is off topic. Moderators, please handle accordingly.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby MEC407 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:49 am

25Hz wrote:It's a CGI overlay. . . . this one in my personal opinion isn't very good either, but it is interesting that they'd kitbash a locomotive and a cab car like that for an automobile ad...


It's a Metrolink Hyundai-Rotem cab car. Those actually exist. Are you sure that was CGI? Looked pretty real to me.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby kmillard » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:52 am

I think is was a Hyundai Rotem cab control car as well.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby Tadman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:32 pm

I think that was real, too. It looked like SoCal and certainly was a real piece of equipment. You can see the east coast bias of this board, those strange-looking cab cars have been at LA Metrolink for a year or two now. They don't get much press here.

I'll pack this thread off to the California forum and leave a shadow in place. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby MEC407 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 pm

I happen to think they're really neat looking, and I hope they make their way to the east coast commuter agencies soon.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby electricron » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:44 pm

MEC407 wrote:I happen to think they're really neat looking, and I hope they make their way to the east coast commuter agencies soon.

Isn't TriRail serving Southern Florida considered to be on the east coast?
These Rotem cab cars are in service there already.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby MEC407 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:36 pm

Yes, sorry, I forgot about Tri-Rail.
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Re: Possible Off Topic: Super Bowl Ad

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:27 pm

The shot was done somewhere on Metrolink's Valley sub to Lancaster,possibly Soledad Pass area .
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