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Tony Gardner, an esteemed name in the world of music video direction, has been creating stunning visuals since the 1980s and has played a pivotal role in shaping the industry. The man who brought zombies to life with his work on Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Gardner not only took what could have been a mere spectacle and turned it into a pulse-pounding narrative with full-blown special effects, but also successfully raised the bar for music videos. This video is so iconic, even people who weren't born when it premiered know about it.

During his career, Gardner worked with a diverse array of artists, from Britney Spears to Shania Twain, demonstrating his vast range of creativity. He created the awe-inspiring prosthetic makeup for Spears' “Stronger,” where Britney fights herself in a mirrored dance routine. For Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman", Garner executed the transition of her transformation into male band members seamlessly. An interesting tidbit about him - Tony is a certified medical illustrator, which helps him create those anatomically correct zombies and prosthetics. There's no denying that Tony Gardner has a flair for creating visually captivating stories that leave a lasting impact. From prosthetics to zombies, to gender swaps, he surely knows how to hit a thrilling note.

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