How Does Michel Gondry Do It?

This is Dick Annegarn’s new music video directed by Michel Gondry.  And like all of Gondry’s work, it’s amazing.  And I have almost no clue how he did it:

I mean, I can guess.  It looks like stop action. But did Gondry use some sort of hocus pocus to make it look like he has stop action from what looks like several weeks of shooting?  And that he pieced it all together in the editing room?  Or is there some sort of trick?

While we’re celebrating Michel Gondry’s work, I have to say these are my all time favorite of his.  The first is an obvious classic, but I think the second one is often overlooked:

Daft Punk – Around the World

The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

(On a somewhat related note, now that YouTube has released some of its videos in HighDef, don’t all the rest of the videos look like crap?  Oh well.  What can you do?)

So you can make the call for yourself, I’ll throw in another Gondry vid.  Visit YouTube to view it in HD.

The White Stripes – Fell in Love With a Girl

(and for this one, they actually explain how they made it:)

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