They’ve worked with Muppets, choreographed a treadmill dance and used a car as an instrument.
So it’s not all that shocking (but it is) that OK Go would film a music video that involves dancing in zero gravity. Appropriately, it’s for the song “Upside Down & Inside Out.”
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Knowing people will immediately wonder “How did they do that?,” the band — made up of Damian Kulash, Jr., Timothy Nordwind, Andy Ross, Dan Konopka — posted an FAQ about the video.
It was shot in Russia, inside an S7 Airlines aircraft “that flies parabolic maneuvers,” meaning it is able to create periods of weightlessness (it’s a type of flight often used to train astronauts.)
The band also answered the other pressing question? Whether anyone puked.
“A lot of our crew got sick; over the 21 flights, there were 58 puke events.” But everyone persevered to finish the video.
In all, it took three weeks on site to plan and practice. But the final video was shot in one continuous take, with the gravity periods edited out.
Just for fun, here’s that car video.
And the Muppets.