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The corner of Gardner and Sunset is a special corner. Actually, it looks pretty ordinary. But if you've seen a certain Spike Jonze video collection, you know the corner very well. This is where Jonze and Director of Photography Scott Henriksen shot the video for the song, "California" by the band Wax several years ago. The video is quick and simple. A man runs down a street and around a corner, head down, in slow motion, and completely ablaze. It's a compelling little slice of pop culture that has far outlived the band it was meant to promote.

Swapping tales over the rental counter at Rocket Video recently, we had an opportunity to chat with Henriksen about the shoot. Apparently, the process went something like this: