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Apr. 10th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Something about the way that's presented reminds me of the Retroencabulator. I know the "racetrack memory" is a real thing, but it's almost like the people who made that video were intentionally trying to make us remember the other one...
Apr. 10th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
It's a standard press-release video format.

BTW, don't link eBaumsWorld content. They've got a history of taking content they don't have the rights to, sticking their brand in the lower-right, hosting them and making a bucket of advertising dollars. There's a funny and not-too-exaggerated music video that tells some of the story.
Apr. 10th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oops. I admit, I just googled "retroencabulator." There are a bunch of copies of it on Youtube, and I didn't even pay attention to which one I linked.

And yeah, I don't care for ebaumsworld, either.
Apr. 10th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
The really funny thing? I worked at Rockwell Automation World Headquarters when the retroencabulator video was produced. I started before Rockwell bought Reliance and Dodge, and left a bit before sold Dodge.

Allegedly, it was a "sample" video to train technical presenters about the proper flow of a product release (or press release) video.
Apr. 11th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Wow... I've always thought how much I'd love to meet someone around when that was made, to ask the question you answered in the last paragraph. I've heard that story for it's creation as well, in fact. I assume you've seen the 3 or 4 other videos made along the same lines?

BTW, wish you the best of luck on CC... With my work situation (or lack thereof) being what it is now, I don't see how I can make it out (esp. since I don't actually have a room now :> ), but I do wish I could...
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
I didn't deal with the media production folks very often, but I've been on that set. I didn't know the guy in the video, but I knew some of the voice-over talent.
Apr. 10th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
If you want to see clearer video of the lab, check out the BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7341031.stm

That's video we shot back in August as part of a several-hour shoot. I'd given up hope it would ever see the light of day.
Apr. 11th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Fascinating stuff!
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Nano whoda whatty wire?
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