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Re: [TCML] Tesla coils on Toyota Avalon commercial
> >> Just wondering if anyone else had noticed the new Toyota Avalon
> >> commercial that depicts the effect of twin Tesla coil looking
> >> devices "creating" the advertised automobile with their
>>> electrical spark discharges?
> > Thusly?
> There's certainly some element of CGI in there. They'd NEVER let
> sparks touch the "hero car". But it's entirely possible they had
> a stand in car in place (painted green) and shot that as one piece,
> then substituted in the shot of the hero car.
There is precedent. We've all seen the pic of Tesla
reading in a chair, surrounded by discharge of his
Colorado Springs coil. When originally published,
his friends back east were worried, wrote him to stop
taking chances. He wrote back (roughly):
Not to worry. First I photographed some discharges,
by their own light, then myself, seated, illuminated
by photographic flash powder only...
(The letter was included in one of the published
editions of Colorado Springs Notes...)
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