Gondry on Editing

The March 2006 issue of Wired has a nice, albeit brief, interview with Michel Gondry called Keeping it Reel. In it, Gondry discusses his work on the forthcoming documentary starring Dave Chappelle. My favorite quote:

Q: How did you add your creative stamp?

A: Editing is crucial, maybe even more creative than the actual shooting. Every time you juxtapose two images, you say something. Editing is how you transmit your message, even if the message is that there is no message. You can make someone look mean or nice with exactly the same footage.

Also well worth watching is the recent DVD compilation of videos by the Chemical Brothers. Among the extras is a video showing Gondry planning extensively for, and shooting a demonstration video of, Star Guitar.

Image by Thierry Caro (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.