Originally published on CleanTechnica.
A new fan-created Tesla ad is “one of the most powerful fan-based Tesla ads ever done,” according to our sister site Gas2.
The new ad does a wonderful job using beautiful nighttime footage of the Milky Way interspersed with image of Tesla’s electric vehicles, SpaceX’s rockets, and a brief reference to the Hyperloop concept. Without further to do, here it is. Enjoy.
Gas2 provides some background:
A fan-created Tesla commercial uploaded by Loren Booker is simply awesome. It features the voice of Carl Sagan narrating his 1980 television show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
…The video footage itself comes from a time lapse footage captured by TSO Photography. To get it, he trekked to the top of Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide, elevation 12,000 feet. The artist says, “The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide.” The filming was done between April 4 and April 11, 2011. On April 9, large sandstorm struck the Sahara Desert.
“Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.”
Interesting and beautiful video. Despite Tesla’s unwillingness to date to spend much money on advertisement, there are actually quite a lot of well-made ads out there now…. It’s just that they were mostly created entirely by owners and other fans.