A toddler’s ability to make a huge mess in less than 5 seconds had to have been inspiration for OK Go‘s latest music video!
The US rock band are famous for their amazing mind-bending videos, and their latest release is no exception. It’s more like performance art set to a catchy soundtrack, really.
It took just seconds of real time to film the majority of the video which has gone viral since it’s release. How long would it take your toddler to make this much mess? Half the time, I reckon!
Check it out here:
Most of the video was shot over 4.2 seconds and slowed down to reveal astounding little details. And it was all done in just one take. Imagine the clean up if someone screwed up and they had to do it again?
The band’s frontman, Damian Kulash explains.
“The 4.2 seconds only gets us to where the guitars blow up. That disclaimer at the beginning was carefully worded to say, ‘What you just saw took place over 4.2 seconds.’ Because that’s the part that goes in 4.2 seconds. After that segment, I walk in ‘real time’ for 16 seconds. And the other guys are sprinting behind me to go get into place to get into the human cannons. They’re flying through the air for about a second, or a second and a half, each. Gravity is pretty slow, compared to ballistics! That whole last scene is between 3 and 5 seconds, I can’t remember exactly. Most of the other chunks are less than a quarter of a second. So the last part was a very long chunk of the song.”
OK Go first amazed us all back in 2006 with their hit Here It Goes Again when they filmed their video in one take while performing maneuvers on a series of treadmills.
Can you imagine trying to give this a go with a few of your mates? I nearly fell off a treadmill at the gym because I saw a dog outside, I would break several bones for sure if I attempted anything like this.
Another favourite video of theirs is The Writing’s On the Wall from 2014. Again, this whole thing was done in just one take, and it is absolutely chockers full of optical illusions. Watch until the very end – the amount of people hiding in the wings is amazing.