Today, SFX has been developed to a high level, and it has been commonly applied in film or TV productions. However, Michel Gondry(1963-, a French film director) still adheres to primitive special effect techniques to create video productions instead of digital SFX.
‘Let Forever Be’ was directed by Gondry and utilized ground-breaking video and film effects in its depiction of a young woman’s nightmares. The video, which drew much visual inspiration from primitive special effect techniques such as,duplex photography and substitution trick etc. Gondry ingeniously linked each irrelevant scene to one dramatic long shot in the uses of these techniques.