Friday, July 24, 2009

Analog will never get old

Finally got around to watching the Michel Gondry DVD, which has been out for a while. Most of what he shoots is so beautiful because he does everything the hard way: by hand, one shot, or even one frame at a time.

There will never be a way to recreate something that is made by hand. The little screw ups and subtleties that add texture and depth are distinctly human -- and that's what makes it beautiful.

Gondry's Button to Button Video for the White Stripes is a great example of analog handicraft on a large scale. I could watch this over and over.
There is also a short article that talks about the production here.

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