I found this short film at iFILM. I really liked it and I think all you guys will too. It's about a plane , either a DC-10 or an MD-11, which makes a landing on LA's 405 freeway. Great special effects! Please look at it, pass it on. And just so you know I had nothing to do with the movie and don't profit from it's success. I am just doing this cause I know you guys will like it. It is 3 or 4 minutes long and can be viewed in Real Player, Windows Media and Quicktime in an assortment of connection speeds. Enjoy. Post reactions here. Link is given below. Now I know this is not exactly the correct forum, but please don't get mad. I think others will enjoy this. I certainly got a big kick out of this movie.
Woody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
The plane is an American Airlines DC-10. I saw the film a couple of months ago and found the website for the film. They had a portion on making the film and they stated that the plane was a DC-10 but they didn't say what series it is, so I'm thinking it was a DC-10-30. I thought that the film was great and a some laughs about what the old lady did at the end.
Evilboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
Ok heres the truth, and this may blow some of your minds, cause it surely did mine. That plane which looks like a DC-10, is infact not a plane at all. That plane in the movie, was entirely and I mean entirely made from scratch on the 2 guys who made the movies computers with home available software. It is damn amazing to see that a home computer can be used to make a plane like that from scratch and then render it in 3d software. The only thing that the authors had when they made that plane was a tour of a real one. Even more interesting, the car on the free way, the jeep cherokee that the plane hits, was also done the same way, that was entirly made on the computer, go to the page. i think its 405movie.com or something like that, and they show you all the steps they took to make those pictures, really cool
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 28 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
...I'll second the recommendation that you got to the website and read the info on themaking of the short; it's a hoot, and very impressive work.
One funny thing: if you download and watch it now, you'll note that the DC-10 is clearly in American livery, but as the shot goes long at the end, the legend on the side of the aircraft reads, "Airliner."
But when I read that name on the side of the jet after showing the short to someone here at the office, I thought (to myself), "was it always that way?"
Went home and viewed the copy I had downloaded some weeks earlier (shortly after it was released to the Web) and, sure enough, as originally released, the plane in the movie had "American" on its side.
I suppose AA's Legal Eagles weren't all that amused by a film representing an AA jet landing on a freeway.
I thought it amusing. Bye, Now.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...