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OK Go’s New Music Video for ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions

OK Gos New Music Video for The Writings on the Wall Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions  optical illusion music video

OK Gos New Music Video for The Writings on the Wall Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions  optical illusion music video

OK Gos New Music Video for The Writings on the Wall Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions  optical illusion music video

OK Gos New Music Video for The Writings on the Wall Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions  optical illusion music video

After a two year hiatus from creating their visually brilliant music videos, alternative rock band OK Go are finally back with their latest mind-blowing clip for ‘The Writing’s on the Wall,’ a single from their forthcoming album Hungry Ghosts. The video is 4-minute barrage of optical illusion techniques performed live in-camera (primarily anamorphic projection) that borrow ideas from artists like Bernard Pras, Felice Varini, Bela Borsodi and maybe even a nod to Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album cover. All of the scenes are performed one after another in a single take, but probably took untold months of preparation. Love the last shot that reveals the crew.

Update: A bit more about how they did it over on Rolling Stone.

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Moving On: A Stop-motion Music Video for ‘James’ Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson

Moving On: A Stop motion Music Video for James Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson yarn stop motion music video animation

Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music video for British rock band James and tells a story of life and death through characters depicted with yellow yarn. Sad, but wonderfully done. (via Jason Sondhi)

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The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Review’s ‘Young’

The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Reviews Young surreal music video collage

A few months ago we featured a number of collages by artist Joseba Elorza (previously) who merges stock historical footage, photography, science fiction, and humor to create surreal worlds that are both strange and nostalgic. Now we get to see his collages in motion. Dallas-based band Air Review comissioned Elorza to make this beautiful music video for their track Young. (via ★Stellar)

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360° Panoramic Music Video for ‘Booka Shade’ Filmed from a Hexacopter

360° Panoramic Music Video for Booka Shade Filmed from a Hexacopter video art music video

Just a few days ago we saw a contingent of GoPro cameras lifted above a bicycle to create a fun “tiny world” effect. Now director Ryan Staake (previously) takes 8 cameras into the sky for this new music video for German house duo Booka Shade. You can see how it all came together here. (via PetaPixel)

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Colourblind: A Wooden Stop-Motion Short for Elliot the Bull

Colourblind: A Wooden Stop Motion Short for Elliot the Bull wood stop motion music video animation

Colourblind: A Wooden Stop Motion Short for Elliot the Bull wood stop motion music video animation

Colourblind is the latest stop-motion short from Australian animation firm Oh Yeah Wow (previously here and here). While the animators have previously worked with light, textiles, clay and other materials, this piece was constructed from geometric wood pieces to tell the story of two beautifully imagined characters. The video was created for alternative rock band Elliot the Bull’s latest single by the same title, Colourblind.

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Amazing Lighting Effects for the ‘Cavity’ Music Video Made with a Humble Flashlight

Amazing Lighting Effects for the Cavity Music Video Made with a Humble Flashlight music video light

Amazing Lighting Effects for the Cavity Music Video Made with a Humble Flashlight music video light

This is a stunning new music video for American indie band Hundred Waters latest single Cavity directed by Michael Langan. Langan previously worked on the wildly popular experimental film Choros featured here last year. Amazingly Cavity was filmed without the use of CG, but instead relies on simple lighting effects. He shares via email:

The video is a kind of pas de deux between the woman (Nicole Miglis), and light − evading it, summoning it, and ultimately being consumed by it. We’re playing with the idea of hollowness, attempting to define emptiness by its edges, visually.

There’s no CG in the video, just practical effects. Most of the video is lit by a single flashlight, drawn slowly over the landscape and later “echoed” up to 500 times to create patterns that fill the scene with light. We used a projector mounted to a motorized lazy susan to achieve the “sliver” shots of Nicole.

It helps that the stunning visuals are paired with such a great song. Miglis has an amazing voice. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann

Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann music video fractals digital animation

Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann music video fractals digital animation

Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann music video fractals digital animation

No, you’re not on drugs, or maybe you are, in which case you might want to wait a while before watching this. Overstepping Artifacts is the latest fractalized music video from French animator and musician Alexandre Lehmann (aka Ricardo Montalban or Zzzzra) as part of his ongoing Musicians with Guns series. The clip is the definition of ‘otherworldly,’ and was created using special fractal software that results in morphing forms that seem part organic and part architectural. Overstepping Artifacts is a follow-up to his 2011 video Astroblast which is similar in tone but visuall quite different and also worth a watch. Lehmann talks a bit about his process in a 2012 interview over on Empty Kingdom. Best viewed HD, full-screen, headphones, etc.

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