'Upside Down & Inside Out': OK Go Defies Gravity in New Music Video
OK Go’s newest music video, "Upside Down & Inside Out," is leaving various heads spinning. The American pop-rock band shot the three-minute lengthy video aboard an airplane flying over Russia at zero gravity.
The video was posted to Fb on Thursday and shortly went viral, garnering greater than 5 million views in a matter of hours.
"What you’re about to see is actual," the intro textual content explains. "We shot this in zero gravity, in an precise aircraft, within the sky. There are not any wires or inexperienced display."
Then the aerial acrobatics start as band members toss laptops into the air. Joined by two S7 Airways flight attendants (who additionally occur to be educated aerialist acrobats), they float, flip, spin, somersault and splatter paint all concerning the cabin in a colourful and punctiliously choreographed floating ballet.
The music video, touted as the primary to be filmed in zero gravity, was shot in a single take because the pilot flew a number of parabolic maneuvers to offer temporary durations of weightlessness.
"As a result of we needed the video to be a single, uninterrupted routine, we shot constantly over the course of eight consecutive weightless durations, which took about forty five minutes, complete," the band defined on its FAQ web page. "We paused our actions, and the music, through the non-weightless durations, after which reduce out these sections and smoothed over every transition with a morph."
Band members spent three weeks coaching at ROSCOSMOS, Russia’s equal of NASA, in preparation for the zero-G filming.
Frontman Damian Kulash stated the band loaded up on anti-nausea medicine for the in-air shoot, and none of them puked. The identical, although, could not be stated for the video crew.
"In fact, given roughly 25-30 individuals on the aircraft and over the course of the 20 flights we did, we expect there have been fifty eight occasions that folks puked. So it was averaging two to 3 per flight," Kulsash informed redbull.com.
As for his or her subsequent artistic endeavor?
"I might like to make a video in area! It isn’t prime secret, if you understand anybody who has a spacecraft they will allow us to borrow undoubtedly give me a holler," Kulash stated.