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Forza Motorsport 5 FilmSpeed Short Combines Racing And Film In A Novel Way

McLaren Automotive and Microsoft have teamed up to create the fastest and most complicated zoetrope on the planet, and it's all in promotion of Forza 5.

If you're unfamiliar with zoetropes, they are circular devices with with slits on the outside, and animation frames on the inside. As you spin the zoetrope and look through the slits, you will see the animation come to life.

Microsoft and McLaren Automotive took the concept of a zoetrope, applied it to a racetrack, and the results are impressive. You can check out the video below where 680 of frames of animation were placed on the outside of a race track while a McLaren 12C vehicle with camera equipment attached drove by the images at about 120 miles per hour. The result is sort of mind-blowing.

Forza 5 launches alongside the Xbox One on November 22.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

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  • Microsoft, learn to promote your stuff.
  • This is one of the coolest and most innovative commercials I've ever seen. Can't wait to take up the wheel again in Forza 5. Day one baby, day one!

  • As cool as this was, I personally think it's a waste in terms of materials used for a promotion... I thought this was going to promote a new video capture mode or something in the game. Well done though, I guess...
  • This commercial is just so awesome! They always do an amazing job with Forza commercials! I mean, just look at Forza 4's commercial!

  • Absolutely fantastic! One of the most original ideas I've seen in years! Bravo!

  • Absolutely stunning! And the music is perfect.

  • Certainly a lot better than those stupid car commercials that preach about life and its meaning.
  • That took a ton of time and it was well worth it!  looked amazing!

  • I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a

    month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I've been doing,

  • Cool, the music really matched. Forza 5 is gonna be awesome

  • Beautifully filmed!  That was quite touching.  Far more so than the subject matter would suggest on its face.