Upside Down & Inside Out: OK Go in (Micro) Zero Gravity

I always have been amazed by the music videos created by the US band OK Go. To me they are legendary, fun to watch and full of engineering. The band just released a new video, taken in a ‘single shot’ with a plane flying parabolic maneuvers:

Micro Gravity

Micro Gravity

Watch the video:

From FAQ:

“The video is a single take, but there is some time removed to make that possible.

The longest period of weightlessness that it is possible to achieve in these circumstances is about 27 seconds, and after each period of weightlessness, it takes about five minutes for the plane to recover and prepare for then next round. Because we wanted the video to be a single, uninterrupted routine, we shot continuously over the course of 8 consecutive weightless periods, which took about 45 minutes, total. We paused our actions, and the music, during the non-weightless periods, and then cut out these sections and smoothed over each transition with a morph.”

OK Go Upside Down & Inside Out

OK Go Upside Down & Inside Out

It is very interesting to see behind the scenes how they made it from their FAQ: http://okgo.net/2016/02/11/upside-down-inside-out-faq/

Upside Down and Inside Out

Upside Down and Inside Out (Source: http://okgo.net/2016/02/11/upside-down-inside-out-faq/)

Here is the ‘making of’ video:

And I’m still wondering how they cleaned up the mess ;-).

Happy Graviting 🙂

 

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2 thoughts on “Upside Down & Inside Out: OK Go in (Micro) Zero Gravity

  1. Rent an airplaine for cosmonaut trainings in russia is cheapper than rent a painters for good green screen graphical production))).
    Girls are very pretty! It’s amaizing how did they do the splits in zero gravity conditions 🙂
    Backstage video is more exciting! Tnx for sharing.

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    • Not sure what would have been cheaper. A video based on green screen production and wires would have been boring.
      The two hostesses (Anastasia Burdina
 and Tatyana Martynova
) are air acrobats according to the FAQ (http://okgo.net/2016/02/11/upside-down-inside-out-faq/). For the splits they tried to stay in the same place when gravity returned, and then cut out the ‘gravity’ part from the video. Amazing idea 🙂
      On another point: what is interesting is that originally I pointed to the video on Youtube, but shortly it was taken down because of licensing. I only found out that the original is on facebook (where the article links to now). Looks like Facebook vs. YouTube dispute is going on.

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