Michel Gondry teamed up with his brother, yes he has a brother who is a video editor, to shoot a video for the French electronica band Lacquer. They mounted a camera on the backseat of a convertible to capture a cross country trip from the coast of Los Angeles to the streets of New York. Shot on 16mm film, they captured one frame every second during daylight and then one frame every 10 seconds at night. The video lasts 4 minutes and entails the entire trip over the course of seven days and nights. The song is also very good.

You could file this under the ‘why hasn’t anyone done this yet’ category. When you first see it this is the first thought that enters the mind and that is exactly why Gondry is a genius because he did do it.

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