To market the soon-to-be-released coming of
age superpowers story Chronicle, Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to deliver a campaign. Aaaaaand this is what they came up with -- flying three R/C superheroes around NYC trying to freak people out. Me? I would've hired a sky writer to spell out 'SUCK IT' and pocketed any money left over.
Since the three main characters of the movie have the ability to fly, we came up with the idea of staging a few "flying people" sightings around NYC. We achieved that illusion by having 3 custom-made aircraft (which were shaped like human beings) fly above designated areas in NYC and NJ.
Were people actually fooled? From the looks of some of them in the video, my guess is yes. But what did you expect? People are dumb as shit. I mean, besides you and I. We're the only real smart ones here.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to kipperdoo, Seth and Bugsy, who would be surprised if they DIDN'T see people flying around the city (I've been drugging their breakfasts for years).