Radiohead has again raised the bar for they way videos are made. Their video for House of Cards uses no cameras at all. It was made entirely with a 3D laser scanning system.
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
Watch the making of video at Google.
Best video of 2008? Might be.