Ca c’est magnifique. In respect to stunts’n’such this, just like ↵mine and ↵more, definitely beats the silverscreen. Remember, once there was a time when the quality of action flicks was measured by the sheer number of cars partaking in chases. Some directors went for lengths and had several dozen cars wrecked on the set. Several dozen, that’s all very well … but now be honest and confess your innermost desires. Isn’t it true that you would be delighted to watch a thousand sports cars racing through a beautiful mediterranean setting, French Riviera style? Behold, speaking of “a thousand” in no way was meant metaphorically. And wouldn’t it satisfy you, make you hang on the edge of your seat, to see them—after just having passed a tunnell—inescapably approach a giant jumping ramp? If that’s what you long for, then forget Hollywood, embrace machinima and prepare for French gamer/artist ↑Blackshark‘s “↑The 1k Project II“ [03:06min | .avi | 25.2MB | also ↑at jeuxvideo, ↑at gametrailers, and ↑at YouTube]. Within a beautiful southern France map by BlackShark and Amraphendt, exactly one thousand cars skinned by Tom Fuel and Nadeo, take part in a hilarious breakneck chase to reach the ocean shore. This was made possible by recording one thousand replays in “↑TrackMania Sunrise“, then playing them back and merging them. The whole spectacle draws its inspiration from the original “↑The 1K Project—Jump of the Clones“ [05:32min | ↑also at YouTube] by ↑JC, yet another Frenchman, who seems to have invented the concept. Magnifique, n’est-ce pas?
via entry at kotaku, initially via sachs report … and then there of course is “The 3k Project: The Volcano’s eruption“—also at YouTube