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Old 28th November 2013, 12:17   #31
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From the comments in one of the forums where this video was posted -

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Trucks are going in reverse is also about not running over Van Damme (in case he falls)
I think that makes sense.
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Old 30th November 2013, 11:12   #32
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But you know - Rajinikanth was driving both trucks!
Rajni has his own video of the Split.

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From the comments in one of the forums where this video was posted -

I think that makes sense.
It was me, .. I had posted that on FB.
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Gentlemen, Gaptan is back with his version of the epic splitz!

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The Unreal Times

Van Damme's video sure has gone viral!
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And here goes the Big B version..
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Just came across this one.
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Well, assuming that no "special effects" was used and JCVD actually performed the split, if those trucks moved out a couple of inches more or not steered exactly parallel, the man would have been torn into half.
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Why would he be torn? Don't think he was tied to trucks. He would have just fallen, and may even landed on his feet since he would be prepared for it.
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You guys need to watch the trucks' braking videos. Sends shivers down one's spine. The van dumme stunt is actually only to grab your attention, methinks.
Yeah. That one definitely makes you sit up and swear!



Though not as dramatic or alarming as the Volvo, Mercedes demonstrated a similar system on their Actros trucks.



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The Epic Split remake by Volkswagen!


Is that really put up by VW?

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At 61,003,205, Epic Split is the most watched automotive commercial on YouTube ever since being uploaded on YouTube on 14th November, 2013.

http://www.rushlane.com/volvo-trucks...WC5l9CzGFgD.99
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Did we miss Chuck Norris' version of the epic split?

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Now a scooter version of the split!



Cheers!

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Now a scooter version of the split!



Cheers!
This one seemed a lot more tougher than the one on the Volvo Trucks, the scooters not so balanced if something had gone wrong, that guy would have been in some trouble.

How many versions of these splits are yet come
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No VFX? Superman can fly, spiderman can spin a web, rajini can do all that with style.

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Why would he be torn? Don't think he was tied to trucks. He would have just fallen, and may even landed on his feet since he would be prepared for it. Highly trained martial artists have that much reflex action. Watch a few parkour videos and you'll know this height is nothing.

Having a safety harness doesn't help you do the trick, so it is not a special effect. It is mandated by insurance companies.

PS: Many parkour guys can pull this off, but they don't have the brand equity of JCVD.

JCVD, I am a fan! He is amazing. He can do it. But, when you are wired, it is SFX. Cliff hanger was the first movie to use that tech (atleast extensively) . In VFX terms its called wire removal. 360 degree kicks by all our heros? exactly done the same way. It has Post. If they were on a harness as some want to call it, whats the risk in it? Why dont they show him hanging on the harness? The moment one removes that, it is VFX.
As usual we deprive the credit for the excellent work of the SFX and VFX artists
But, yes, Vandame, is very well trained and a lot of us are his fans.

Probably, someone from the VFX fraternity had a funny moment!



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The zero-gravity version's here:



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That JVCD ad looked good. But he's still propped directly on the trucks. And flat ground below.

Here's a more risky ad:


Hats off to the ballerina ! Though she's got safety harness, it needed tremendous concentration to do that walk. And before reaching the tunnel.
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