Chuai Station News Videos - Translation of the German Video

What's Cloverfield? is a German site so I figuered he'd have a great translation of the German Chuai video. Sure enough he did. He also clears up the network making the broadcast. (source)

Newscaster: Only three days ago theres an oil rig sunk approximately 1300 km off the coast of New York. Recently we've gotten dramatic pictures of the event by international news agencies.

(video of sinking oil rig)

Newscaster: The videos show the inexplicably sinking (of the rig) – even experts are bluffed by this. At the time of the event there were 355 worker on board. The plattform was opened in September 2007 - and is (was) one of the largest world wide. They is (was) run by the japanese company Tagruato – there HQ is in Tokyo. The drilling-system (of the rig) was developed by Zwichau Engineering in Leipzig under the leadership of Dipl. Ing. Dominik Möltgen. We asked him if the destruction (of the rig) could has been caused by a misplanning.

Dominik Möltgen: ... i can not see a structural reasons ... theres no evidence that the base structure or the security systemes caused the disaster. Thats simply impossible ... it's physical not possible.

(video that show the disaster from inside the rig + survivors in a boat)

Newscaster: The videos are of very poor quality but something like gunfire can be heard from the platform. Tagruato was in the past repeatedly accused of employing a large private army. Experts are currently investigating the hasty escape of the workers – and if it was caused by a para-military attack.

Newscaster: According to recent reports on the incident people were killed - spokesman of Tagruato deny this. It is not certain whether Germans was on board of the oil rig.

Okay guys, i hope this helps. Futhermore: Theres no TV Network called NCC in germany. Even Zwichau Engineering doesn't exists – i think it's a misspelling of Zwickau, the name of a german city.


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What is Cloverfield?

Welcome to 1-18-08 Project Cloverfield Blog.

Cloverfield is the J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) produced monster flick directed by Matt Reeves. Get caught up on all the Cloverfield news including the viral world of Tagruato, TIDOwave, and Slusho!? And now Aladygma?

However, I love viral campaigns. Cloverfield taught me the fun of being involved with the viral world of movies and TV. That's why I'd like to branch out this site to cover some of the major viral campaigns as they are developing. Feel free to drop me a line or tip on any you find interesting.

Welcome to Cloverfield

Very few facts emerged from the viral campaign that was Cloverfield. It all started after a short, teaser trailer for Cloverfield appeared with the Transformers movie in early July of 2007. Since then, speculation surrounded what the title of the movie would be (Monstrous, Overnight, etc...) and what the monster really is and why it is tearing up New York City.

A few pictures and covert videos from the film showed up online and there were only a few core facts we knew of including the poster, the teaser trailer, and a few websites at 1-18-08, Tagruato Corp, and Slusho .

In November, the official full-length Cloverfield trailer was released that helped open up the story as well as cement the "Cloverfield" name for the movie. A short glimpse of the Cloverfield Monster was seen but for most people they still had little or no clue as to what it was.

The movie centered around five young New Yorkers throwing their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives. Cloverfield opened the weekend of 1-18-08 and set box office records for a movie in January with a monster take of over $40M. Continue to check back here for updates on the mystery and viral campaigns of Cloverfield.

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Get Started with the Cloverfield Viral Marketing

If you're new to the Cloverfield viral world than let's get started. First off, for the beginners let's look at what we're talking about.

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1-18-08.com Updates with pictures randomly. Each picture is layered onto of the previous update and all can be dragged and moved around the screen. Click and hold the mouse to 'grab' an image and move it around. While holding the image, shake it back and forth quickly and it will flip over. Some images have writing on the back.

Slusho This is the Japanese frozen drink made from a secret ingredient gathered from the bottom of the ocean. Slusho gives you a kick and makes you extremely happy. Prior to 1-18-08 Slusho was not sold in the US. However, recent FDA approval gave Slusho clearance to come to the states. Rob Hawkins, the lead character, was recently promoted to vice-president of Slusho and was on his way to Japan the night of the attack. Slusho is owned by the Tagruato Corp. of Japan. Slusho also first made an appearance on J.J. Abrams Alias during a scene where characters buy the drink at a store.

Tagruato This ficticious Japanese company is the parent company of Slusho as well as the Yoshida Medical Research, Bold Futura, and ParafFUN! Wax Distributors. Besides drilling the oceans for Slusho ingredients, Tagruato builds everything from space satellites to medical gear.

T.I.D.O wave An activist group set out to bring to light all the damage Tagruato has done to the envirnoment.

Jamie and Teddy A minor character from the movie, Jamie popped up on a 1-18-08.com picture and the MySpace profiles for the movies characters before getting famous for her "Jamie and Teddy" website. The site is comprised of video journals from Jamie. The site is password protected but can be accessed by the password "jllovesth"

What Is Slusho?

Slusho ! You Can't Drink 6

Cloverfield Poster

Poster Official Cloverfield Poster. The poster was officially released the week of the 2007 Comic-con in San Diego.

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