Where This Meets That
Happy 2017, folks! It’s been a long time, and my what a different world this post finds my audience in than did my last, just over a year ago! The air is rife with tension and a need for non-offensive tension breakers, which leads me to share a few here.
I first discovered the band OK Go a few years back and shared one of their videos here at the Crossroads. For whatever reason, I only just recently dug further into them, and the further I dug, the further I dug them.
With all due respect to my employer, I’ve been forced to realize that these guys have the greatest job in the world. With catchy retro-pop sound, it’s their videos that sparkle with genius. These guys use film to manipulate time and space unlike any I’ve seen this side of a Christopher Nolan flick, and I dare claim that the meticulousness of calculation and planning that goes into their videos might even rival Nolan’s, and they do it with such fun zest that I can’t watch without smiling.
In all sincerity, you owe it to yourself to take a few minutes and take these in. Because these are so ambitious, I’ve also provided links to how each video was made. I hope you enjoy as much as my kids and I have!
2. Upside Down & Inside Out – Lots of synchronized floating. (Click HERE to see behind the scenes.)
3. I Won’t Let You Down – Lots and lots of people and umbrellas filmed by drone. (Click HERE to see behind the scenes.)
4. The Writing’s on the Wall – Lots of crazy illusions realized. (Click HERE to see behind the scenes.)
5. All is Not Lost – Probably one of the most awkwardly filmed videos I’ve ever seen, but the payoff is pretty sweet. (Click HERE to see behind the scenes.)
In closure, I’m going to include a bonus 6th video, just because five is too few with these guys.
6. Last Leaf