THIS SHORT FILM IS NEAT, WATCHMEN-Y

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04.20.09 19 Comments

This is a cool short film by Adam Berg called Carousel. Very similar to the Watchmen opening credit sequence, the whole thing plays out as one long tracking shot that moves through a frozen three-dimensional space.  The film was actually created as a commercial for Phillips‘ new 21:9 TV.

Until now this Cinematic Viewing Experience has been extremely difficult to replicate at home. Cinema 21:9 boasts a 56″ screen that is shaped in the 21:9 aspect ratio, so movies in the 2.39:1 format completely fill the screen exactly as you experience at the cinema. The TV delivers impeccable high definition picture quality in a native 2560x1080p resolution.

So yeah, it’s a commercial, but a pretty cool commercial, at least.  It’s certainly better than their other ad, where Howie Long walks in on some guys watching the other leading brand of TV.  “Yo, how’s it hangin’, pussies?  Oh hey look, a new TV – your boyfriend buy that for you?  My wife has Steel Magnolias on DVD if you wanna borrow it sometime. I bet it’d look real nice on here.  (*cough*) Fag! (*cough, cough*). Whoa, pardon me. Sore throat.”

[Thanks to The Luchador for the tip]

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