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February 15, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

How OK Go’s New Video Was Filmed In Zero Gravity


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OK Go’s new video, Upside Down and Inside Out, is shot in one continuous shot in zero gravity. via okgo.net

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.

You can spot the moments in the video when we skip ahead in time because they are points when gravity briefly returns. This happens at 0:46, 1:06, 1:27, 1:48, 2:09, 2:30, and 2:50.

Here’s the video:

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