I think its just a zhanchi with a rubiks logo
Last edited by rubixwiz031; 06-27-2012 at 08:50 PM.
Tht was epic haha
I was contacted by Volkswagen two weeks before filming in May. At first, I was a bit skeptical because of how little information was given, but after speaking to a representative on the phone I realized how awesome an opportunity this was and began rescheduling my final exams. Completely worth it. I was flown out to LA and, for a few short days, got to experience what I imagine it would be like to be a movie star. It was surreal.
The art direction crew which was responsible for all four commercials initially brainstormed dozens of potential acts that could work with this idea. Eventually, they settled on bringing in a guitarist, beat boxer, fast talker and Rubik's Cube solver. And no, they did not bring me in because they thought I was the OH world record holder - nor did I claim to be. The head of the art direction staff informed me that she spent several days watching YouTube videos and searching the internet to make sure she chose the "right group of people." I was told that I was selected for being "one of the fastest in the nation as well as seeming to have a personality and 'look' that would be perfect for the job." I'm well aware that I'm only ranked 89th officially in the world at OH solving and that Feliks and Michal are much, much faster at OH than I am, but thanks to those of you who felt the need to clarify in the video's comments lol.
I can't publicly disclose certain details, but I will say that I did much more than OH in that car and I was a bit surprised by the end result. I think it's quite cool, but it's definitely not the direction we seemed to be headed in based on our on-set discussions and talk on the phone afterwards.
In the end, I'm extremely impressed by our sport's tremendous growth over the four years I've been around and I'm proud to have had the opportunity to represent the community on such a large scale. I have plenty of truly awesome stories to tell and I'm sure many of you will hear them soon.
See you in Vegas.
Last edited by Anthony; 06-28-2012 at 04:20 AM.
Anthony, PLEASE tell us- did you fake the solve????? We are all dying to know.
What a great advertisement! I love the "Can we go again!?" at the end.
That was freaking awesome Anthony! Loved the seriousness at the start . You look like an android or something XD
Well, looking at the video, Anthony picks up the cube at 23 seconds and the clicking at the end stops at 54 seconds. This would be a solve time of 31 seconds, well above Anthony's average. This makes it seem as if he would have had to have faked the solve in order to allow the car to win. However, it appears that he did not get inspection time. How big of an impact this would have is unknown (to me), but also probably not the 12 seconds necessary to allow the car to win.