• Nov 3, 2006


Why don't you take a road trip from L.A. to New York? Better yet, take a convertible. Even better, mount a video camera on the rear seat to capture the whole coast-to-coast trip. Now do the whole thing in time-lapse style, edit it down to three minutes and forty-seven seconds, and add French pop artist, Lacquer's soundtrack and you're on your way. Michael and Oliver Gondry did just that and the very cool results are above.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Normally, it is a tad annoying when ppl comment "that's so old," but holy crap this is old. Definitely one of my favorite videos, but it's been out for years. IT was done by the "other" Gondry creative genius.

      BTW, the album is also generally pretty good, but it's import-only and DRM'ed, so I passed on that. Don't buy discs you can't copy...especially when you're gonna have to spend more than $20 for it.

      Oh yeah...and it's "Lacquer"
      • 8 Years Ago
      The music is great. It completes the video perfectly
      • 8 Years Ago
      i am amazed how few corners the guy took... thats why US cars are the way they are...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "1. Good thing they didn't do it in a ToyoHonda."

      ---------------------------------------------------

      Nonsense! Had they driven a "ToyoHonda" they'd have been safer, more comfortable, and would have burned about half the gas!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good job! Reminded me Madonna's "Ray of Light". :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good thing they didn't do it in a ToyoHonda.
      Classic cars for classic trips.
      Well done!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very good, I've doone the cross country thing about 7 times, the first time a friend and I went right after high school in a Country Squire and slept in the car to save bucks. Went the southern route, came back the north, took all summer. Awesome!

      Liked the soundtrack
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I've never done the cross-country road trip, and all this does is fortify my desire to make that big drive one day."

      I think the speed-up adds to the romanticism and further dulls the reality. Be forewarned...the only thing worse than flying over most of the empty space you see out of the window is driving through it.

      It's a big drive indeed...even with friends and rotating shifts to travel non-stop, I can vouch that it takes exactly 36 hours to get from Los Angeles to Atlanta. I've done it twice and both times it took approximately 36 solid hours on the dot, almost to the minute. I was actually amazed at how consistent the times were. I'd hate to imagine how long it takes to get to NY and back since that's on a diagonal and a much further distance. Among many other slower-paced roadtrips, I did L.A. to N.Y.C. as a kid, but fortunately remember little of it.

      I sincerely hope I never have to do another long trip ever again. If I can't get somewhere in less than 4-6 hours and I have to be conscious, forget it. Give me a Jet Blue flight to NY...that's more than long enough already.
      • 8 Years Ago
      According to this guy:
      http://timelapse-videos.blogspot.com/2006/10/lacquer-behind.html

      They took a "vintage Chrysler"

      He has the video up on Youtube.

      The group can be seen at their website, which is also in English:
      http://www.lacquersound.com

      The name of the song is "Behind".
      • 8 Years Ago
      The video might have been out there for a while, but I've never seen it. I would have to say that the video is pretty cool...While the music is horrible!

      • 8 Years Ago
      Brilliant idea, and beautifully executed. I love that it even includes the car getting looked at by that mechanic halfway through the trip. I've never done the cross-country road trip, and all this does is fortify my desire to make that big drive one day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No but seriously guys...
      No link to Laquer's homepage?

      No link to the original video site?

      Nothing?

      I would like to know more about that soundtrack.
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