Sony Rains 8 million Colorful Petals in Costa Rica

Nick Meek

Nick Meek

Do you know what it’s like to see millions of brightly-colored flower pedals fall around you as if you were in a Disney movie? The residents of a small village in Costa Rica got to experience it firsthand, when a mass of 8 million flower pedals erupted and rained down on them.

The spectacle was captured on video as part of a Sony advertisement campaign. The company is promoting its new line of 4K Ultra HD TV sets. How “ultra” is the picture behind these TV’s? Try 8 million pixels.

One pedal for every pixel. We’re assuming one person didn’t count all 8 million and they may have been off by a few. Give or take.

Nick Meek

Nick Meek

Still, the scene wasn’t any less magical.

A British special effects team brought fans to blow the pedals around the village creating a truly mystical setting.

Some special effects were used in the video and some of the pedals were made from biodegradable material. Nonetheless, director Jaron Albertin insists most of the video is real.

What you see is what you get. And it’s beautiful. Photographer Nick Meek was on sight to capture the wonder in photos.

It took villagers and Sony’s creative team two weeks to collect millions of pedals. The light-as-air pedals came together to weigh a whopping 3.5 tons.

The video was commissioned by the McCann advertising agency. Keep your eyes peeled for it to become available online.

Nick Meek

Nick Meek

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