I’ve heard a lot of hype about this video so I thought I’d check it out. I was intrigued by the concept and looked forward to footage of some guy with mass blisters, a cool beard in full flow and a knackered pair of boots. However, despite the excellent array of photoshop and multimedia skills this guy did not walk across america at all! In fact the producer states clearly that 6 guys used an RV to travel across the USA, my romanticism of the whole situation drained immediately.
Also I’d love someone to confirm if this was or wasn’t a Levi’s video viral ad, as the little red tab is very much in focus at the end of the video.
Here are the two videos – I’d be interesting in anyone’s thoughts!
Guy walks across America or does he?!
The 1.7m youtube views of this video clearly inspired the production crew to add a behind the scenes video, which you can see here:
Behind the Scenes of Walk America
I have to say that I’m not overly impressed with this video because I was expecting a real life hiker not a pretty boy in a pair of converse boots clearly flogging a pair of Levi’s 501’s. If someone gives me the cash to support my efforts I’ll walk across America and I’ll take photo’s everyday….and I won’t use an RV!!!
I have to say though, the music in the video is mesmeric, apparently its called ‘home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s.
Grumble over.