I’ve extracted eight stills from the “Making Of” Movie that accompanies the “Honda Cog” TV Commercial and I present them below for your interest and amusement. I think they pretty much tell their own story. There’s a pre-production sketch and some out-takes (the opening of the commercial featuring “The Cog”, the rolling cylinder that opens the electric window and the wheels on the ramp). There are ideas we never saw, (one of these looks bloomin’ dangerous!). There’s the crew working on setting it all up and the proof it took 606 takes to get it right. And of course there’s the Champagne when it all finally worked! I hope you enjoy them.
OK, one more big one! This is a great shot showing the general arrangement; you can see the ramp of wheels on the left and the camera crane that tracked along the whole set as it happened.