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Old Mar 05, 2015, 06:18 AM
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Audi "The Birds" ad

Anyone see the new Audio ad? It is a scene from the classic, Hitchcock movie, only the flock of birds is replaced by a swarm of quad-copters.

Haven't found an online copy yet. Found it.

The Drones (1 min 3 sec)


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Old Mar 05, 2015, 06:30 AM
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I have now! Awesome, thanks bro!
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 08:07 AM
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Now THAT commercial should have been on during the Superbowl! Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 12:24 PM
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That is a great commercial. I just wonder how much of the humor is lost to young viewers who haven't seen Hitchcock's "The Birds" movie.

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Old Mar 05, 2015, 12:31 PM
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That is a great commercial. I just wonder how much of the humor is lost to young viewers who haven't seen Hitchcock's "The Birds" movie.

Larry
Pretty much all of it..... All they know now is that quads will attack them
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 12:50 PM
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This does not reflect on a RC flyer. It is just a neat use of computer imaging. I like it.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Now this is a cool video commercial, notwithstanding all the bad press we all have been getting lately.

Original even though the movie (THE BIRDS) have been around for some time.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 03:07 PM
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This does not reflect on a RC flyer. It is just a neat use of computer imaging. I like it.
One problem, as I see it, is that there are people out there who don't know it's computer imaging and just think it's "cool". Then they think it's alright to chase cars down the freeway, and that's what gives RC modellers a bad name
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 10:01 PM
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This does not reflect on a RC flyer. It is just a neat use of computer imaging. I like it.
That wasn't computer imaging. Those were real drones. Each one was flying autonomously. They each contained a built in microprocessor and a network of sensors. The programming utilized a swarming and flocking routine developed from observations of real world birds and insects, specifically bees. They were also programmed to attack anything that moved other than another drone.
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 09:20 AM
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That's it ! I'm getting a tinfoil hat ... and an Audi.

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That is a great commercial. I just wonder how much of the humor is lost to young viewers who haven't seen Hitchcock's "The Birds" movie.

Larry
Im young and I now about the birds
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 11:21 AM
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Thats a perfect representation of how the FAA sees these new fangled "drones"
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 04:32 PM
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The producers really knew "The Birds". Not only did they replicate key scenes in the attack, but the Google search for "Bodega beach house" is a nod to Bodega Bay, which was the location site for much of "The Birds" filming.

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