Last year Trusight released a series of three dramatized videos to show off TruPwr's battery saving application in action. Originally, they were only going to produce one video, explained Brian Hofstetter, Trusight's VP of Marketing, but given that they have three distinct audiences - executive traveler, soccer mom, and teenager - they wanted to produce a video that addressed all three groups.
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All three videos were shot at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View, California where they have a 737 cut in half, big enough for you to bring in camera equipment and lights. Each video is filled with Easter eggs and movie references. We thought you'd have fun watching the videos and trying to crack all the movie references. Watch the video first and see how many you can spot. You may have to pause and rewatch a few times. After you think you can name a few, scroll down below the video and see how many you caught.
Don’t scroll below this unless you want to see the spoilers of all the references:
Here are all the references from the TruPwr "Zombie" Video
As told to us by the producer of the video David W. Valentin of AE35 Media:
Legend of Zelda: Originally, the teenager was going to be playing a video game, not watching a movie, therefore there were a lot of references to video games, specifically the Legend of Zelda. When we figured out that wasn't going to work we had to look at the footage we had and figure out how it was going to work. How do you rewrite something after you've already shot it? Well we spitballed a lot of ideas. Space Marines a la Aliens was thrown around but we had already done space with the space goddess. There was a western thing thrown around but well... our actor just didn't look like he would be in to westerns. He is after all wearing a shirt for the penal colony Fiorina Fury 161 from Alien3 and a Godzilla Hoodie. It's too bad that the color timing made that really hard to see because of course it Guira written in Japanese. Our Easter eggs are a lot of things but they're never on the nose.
The Haunting: The reaching of the zombie hands was done with a bunch of horror movies in mind. There’s that effect where something is pushing through the wall and you only see the shape of it. If you’re thinking about the doors from the original “The Haunting” then you’re on the right track.
The Walking Dead and Aliens: So late at night, after the RedBull had run it’s course and there were no more Cheetos left we arrived at Zombies and the thing flowed because it was a lot of fun. The idea is that we’d set the new movie the kid was watching in a prison yard a la “The Walking Dead,” but keep the marines in place a la “Aliens.”
Another fun tidbit is that we brought the kid actor in to dub some lines. (We had to change the name Zelda to Roxie to eliminate the game reference.) The voice of the really gruff “Sargent” in the film that the kid is watching is actually the voice of the same actor that is playing the kid on screen. His name is Zane and he’s attending NYU this semester and he’s just ridiculously talented.