What’s even more impressive is that all of the videos are done without any digital special effects and usually in a single continuous take. Seriously, it’s mindblowing.
It’s some of the most perfect illustrations of artists turning their vision into a reality while working exactly within a series of constraints. In many of the cases here those are the laws of physics and probability, and the only way to overcome them are clever camera angles, editing and a serious dedication to both practice and a willingness to start again when something goes wrong (which apparently happens a lot for this group.
So without further ado, here are 7 more amazing music videos by Ok Go. We hope they inspire you to try something creative this week.
1. This Too Shall Pass (video above)
This video is a nearly four minute Rube Goldberg machine, with items colliding in time with the music. If you don’t know what those are, they are the crazy contraptions based on a series of chain reactions, where one item knocks into another, causing it to move and complete another step, and so on. Apparently this video took around 60 takes to get right, and you can see the remnants of failed attempts in splattered paint and broken items throughout the video.
It’s beautiful, destructive, choreographed chaos.