This is insane!

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Jul 14, 2011.

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    RichA Guest

     
    RichA, Jul 14, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Congratulations. Finally a great on topic post from Rich.

    It must have killed you having those iMacs in there. ;-)
     
    Savageduck, Jul 14, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    Blatant example of product placement.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 14, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    I guess that goes for everything else in that room.
     
    Savageduck, Jul 14, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    It was a joke, son. You Apple people are *so* sensitive.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 14, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    I thought this whole thread was a joke.
    ....an entertaining joke anyway.
     
    Savageduck, Jul 14, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    There's an explanation of how it was done, and why:
    http://2dphotography.ca/blog/2011/07/rube-goldberg/

    I was pleased to see that someone had at last found a practical use
    for those infernal multi-jointed plastic "tripods" - surely the most
    over-hyped photographic accessory of all time. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Jul 14, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    My thoughts - exactly!
     
    George Kerby, Jul 14, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    Not really. I see Apple product placement in every movie and TV show
    going. You get used to it.
     
    RichA, Jul 14, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I was pulling the Duck's chain when I said it was product placement.
    This is clearly not the case. Product placement is done in movies and
    television shows where the exposure in the millions of viewers.

    The products for this project were donated by sponsors or loaned to 2D
    for the project. There's a whole list of sponsors in this YouTube
    clip about the project:


    A sponsor providing products is different from product placement.
    Product placement is where the manufacturer or an agent of the
    manufacturer goes to the production company and gets the production
    company to agree to use the product by either paying a fee or
    providing a product for use at no charge to the production company.

    When the production company - in this case, 2D - goes to the
    manufacturer or distributor of a product, that is a company looking
    for sponsorship for the project. In some cases, the product isn't
    even identifiable by brand on the screen. That doesn't happen in
    product placement.

    What does confuse me a little about this project is the tie to Penny
    Auctions. 2D evidently does commercials for Penny Auctions (you can
    find them elsewhere on YouTube), but this project doesn't seem to be a
    commercial. Perhaps Penny Auctions was just a sponsor.



    It would be interesting to know what happened to those products after
    the project was completed. There's some expensive stuff in there.
    Did the good stuff go back to the sponsors? Donated to some
    charitable group?
     
    tony cooper, Jul 14, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Back to the sponsors. Apple could have been a sponsor too, and others,
    who just chose not to be listed that way. Maybe Canon refused to sponsor
    <eg> or Nikon donated the Canon lens. It's a very expensive commercial.
     
    Paul Furman, Jul 14, 2011
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  12. Business must be slow. This guy has way too much free time. ;-)

    Stef
     
    Stefan Patric, Jul 14, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I don't know about the subject situation. One of the perks of
    volunteering as marshal at golf events was a chance to buy some
    expensive and slightly used video monitors at well below retail.
     
    PeterN, Jul 15, 2011
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    You should tell Neil H as he sees the world as a PC world.

    I wonder why these 'shows' do it, Apple doesn;t pay them....
    So it must either be because Macs look better or that they are trying
    to say something
    about the show it'self.
    I see Macs and PCs being used on site when fiming, but I don;t see
    that as product placement.
     
    Whisky-dave, Jul 15, 2011
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Yeah but what a fun way to spend that time.... :)
     
    Whisky-dave, Jul 15, 2011
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  16. Nah. It's various flash diffusers that have that medal.......
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 16, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    He's a real fungi.
     
    PeterN, Jul 16, 2011
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    PeterN Guest


    Agreed.
     
    PeterN, Jul 16, 2011
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