The Writing’s On The Wall
It’s not often we share music videos on SLR Lounge, but this was too good to pass up. Two months of collaboration and setup climaxed in a four minute video filled to the brim with optical illusions. Not only is it clever, but it shows the pure practicality of videography in a compact, relatively low budget camera like the Panasonic GH4. Coming in at under $2000, it’s still affordable for the average professional. OK Go never ceases to amaze, and their signature move has been to play mind tricks with gravity along with other clever antics. In this video, specifically, the upside-down bike rider & pink paint that seemingly moves horizontally is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the band has achieved. Be amazed by the footage and move on to check it out behind the scenes video to get a glimpse of how it was done.
OK Go’s The Writing’s On The Wall Video
The behind-the-scenes video below shows how much work this took to put together, though as many viewers have pointed out, it seems a few clips from the BTS were from practice attempts leading up to the final performance. Most notably at around 3:35 in the BTS video, the outfit worn by one of the band members is fairly casual when compared to the eccentric clothing worn in that section of the music video. It was interesting to see how they moved the camera, basically making special equipment to suit their needs from rotating the camera, to getting that tall shot up over the ladder. Overall, I’m fairly impressed with another great video by OK Go, and the practice attempts only show how much more energy was put into the final production.
The perspectives created and captured were really great and show what can be done with some time and a lot of patience. Here are some of the highlights:
[Via Youtube/OK GO – Images Via Video Screen Capture]