Totally random, not writing or blogging related, purely crass commercialism, but interesting: Remember that advert, where all the computer generated superbouncy balls go bouncing down the hill? Pretty cool, wasn't it? Yeah? Except they weren't computer generated superbouncy balls. They tipped a quarter of a million of them down a San Francisco street. For real. And filmed it. Now that - is cool.
Same people (for the same product) came up with the other, more recent advert, with the exploding paint fireworks - I assumed, again, that it was all done with special effects. Nope, they actually blew up a shitload of different coloured buckets of paint, in the air, on the ground, and up the buildings.
Both links have downloads of the ads themselves, and the behind the scenes videos showing how they did it - well worth checking out.
Okay, this is post 297. Post 300 looms! And I still don't know what to do with it...