The masters of meticulously choreographed music videos, OK Go, just released their latest: a three-minute clip for their new single Upside Down & Inside Out shot entirely in zero gravity. The video was filmed aboard a reduced gravity aircraft at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow over a period of three weeks. It’s being billed around the web as the ‘first music video shot entirely in zero gravity,’ but to be fair, I think astronaut Chris Hadfield beat them to it with his rendition of Bowie’s Space Oddity filmed on the ISS in 2013. Still, a ridiculously fun new music video.
Although the money face trend swept the internet back in 2011, that doesn’t make this new video from Darwin Deez any less hilarious. Almost every shot was created by aligning Deez’s mouth or other facial features with the subjects of world currencies in real time. Fun fact: because of Photoshop’s impressive currency detection algorithm it was almost impossible to edit a single screenshot from this video. Directed by Oscar Hudson. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)
Directed and animated by Hideki Inaba, this dense and intensely beautiful music video was created for the track Slowly Rising, off the album Full Circle by BEATSOFREEN. The 3-minute animation features an unceasing barrage of seemingly infinite creatures, hybrids of flora and fauna, that swarm and multiply in space like schools of fish or flowers in a field. (via prosthetic knowledge)
Oh wow, this is a treat. The same people behind this experimental drumming video in 2013, Touché Videoproduktion Creative, just released a similar music video featuring a song written and performed by Joachim Müllner. The piece was recorded in 15 different locations and then stitched together only with video editing. All the sounds you hear were recorded on location. Stick with it even after the 1:00 mark, it gets more and more amazing. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)
Here’s a fun new music video for ‘Quack Fat’ by Australia-based DJ Opiuo off his new album Meraki. The video was directed and animated by Jonathan Chong of Dropbear who set 240 audio cassettes, 5,600 feet of video tape, 108 floppy discs and 1 retro walkman in motion to create everything you see here. Catchy tune. (via swissmiss)
In this new music video for Son Lux‘s “Change Is Everything,” a montage of singing faces and geometric forms is set in motion with hundreds of pins and rubberized thread moved across the surface of foam boards. The clip was created by The Made Shop who used a mixture of rotoscoping and stop motion to bring Son Lux’s new track to life through 4,000 frames over a period of three weeks. In this making of clip, director Nathan Johnson details the arduous and surprisingly painful process of moving pins thousands of times. (via Quipsologies, NPR)
One day in mid-Autumn of last year, 80 extras lined up along a dirt road in an industrial area in France. A car drove by at 50 km/h (about 31 mph) and filmed them engaging in various activities – everything from lighting up a barbecue grill and cutting a metal shopping cart to playing the cymbals and talking on the phone. The action was over, quite literally, in 5 seconds. French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello describes it as “the shortest shooting ever.” But it’s when the footage is slowed down that the magic happens.
The footage was filmed at an incredibly high rate of 1000 frames/second. Once it’s put to slow motion, what happened in 5 seconds unfolds into a 3.5-minute “dreamlike mural.” There were some digital elements later added in the editing room but for the most part this is a single, 5-second shot. It was put to the song “Unconditional Rebel” by French musician Siska. (via PetaPixel)