Réalisation Michel Gondry
Interview François Nemetä @ Director-File.com
François Nemetä est l’un des assistants de Michel Gondry
Was this a hellish video to make ?
YES ! especially for the D.O.P : Tim Maurice Jones. For him it was a nightmare in measuring the lights on TVs, small light bulbs etc... PLUS doing all that in film superimposition : in total there was 8 layers superimposed.
AND for the operators. Each camera move = 1 instruction, as it was a one sequence shot [that] was 4 minutes long.... but as it was in animation, with very small light bulbs, it had to be done with long exposures... so each sequence shot was 6 times longer ... 24 minutes. They spent hours filling their computer with instructions. their computer had never taken so much different instructions for a camera move.
I think no one really realizes how this video is technically a masterpiece !!!
Who made all of the different elements ?
all the computer animations were done by a graphist @ BUF I think, and they were all done before the shoot. (and then played on the TVs in front of the camera) Now I wonder.. : maybe it was even Olivier "Twist" Gondry who was working there at that time. ? don’t remember.
for all the art department & props , it was all done by Michel + pierre pell + eric valin + me !
What did you do during production ?
run everywhere, waking up the DOP (or Art Dept, or Björk) when they would fall asleep ! moving Tv’s and stuff, really everyone was doing a bit everything as the crew was very small. watching the computerized Field Recorder moving and by itself in the low-lit studio with big motor noises in the middle of the night above a sleepy Börk was a surrealistic experience. not at all like an usual shoot !