Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 23rd, 2005
On March 1st of this year, I received a rather cryptic email with a video clip attached. Following is the text from the email:
Not sure what this is. This was discovered in the out-takes of 28,000 feet of film during one-lights for a Mercedes car shoot, doing what is called "running footage," shooting the various models each year to be inserted into dealership ads. In filming the Mercedes ML 350 and ML 500 all-wheel drive snow footage on a logging road in Tahoe. This was first thought to be a crew member accidentally walking into the shot. Upon closer inspection and then questioning, all crew were at base camp and the road was miles and miles away from any public access.
Crew member, huh?
That explains the dark clothing from head to toe and the weird behavior…
This was sent by someone from an ad agency, probably the one that was involved with the ad campaign. I replied with some questions and never received any additional comment.