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:
Watch the video:
“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.”
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/
Here is the ‘making of’ video:
And I’m still wondering how they cleaned up the mess ;-).
Happy Graviting 🙂