Behind the scenes of a single-take montage – done completely in-camera.
Director Michel Gondry is a king of conceiving in-camera visual effects. His Showtime series Kidding, a re-pairing with past collaborator Jim Carrey, features occasional opportunities for his trademark mind-bending, surrealist setpieces – but some are less noticeable than others, as this clip shows.
Prop resetting, lighting cues, body doubles, meticulous choreography and rigorous rehearsal: all come together to create a fluid “time-lapse” (though no time actually lapses) “montage” (though it’s a single, unedited take) – and we get an amazing peek behind-the-scenes, in real time, of how it’s done and of the crew and work involved.
— Somov (@iam_somov) October 4, 2018
As commenters in the thread observe, technical crews rarely (if ever) get credit for their crucial role in the creation of the televisual:
this is why not airing the technical awards would be such a slap in the face—films don’t happen with just directors and actors https://t.co/5rmBuwaO80
— ً (@saintmauds) October 6, 2018