Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Okay, okay, okay already!

I'm usually pretty psyched when a new OK Go video drops, and this one is... pretty good. Not terrible or anything, and still more creative than most any other music video out there. But I'd say it doesn't come near something like a "This Too Shall Pass" (easily my favorite) or even on par with the treadmill-centric "Here It Goes Again". Take a look and see what you think.
OK Go - End Love

Says the director: “The fastest we go is 172,800x, compressing 24 hours of real time into a blazing 1/2 second. The slowest is 1/32x speed, stretching a mere 1/2 second of real time into a whopping 16 seconds. If you like averages, the average speed up factor of the band dancing is 270x. In total we shot 18 hours of the band dancing and 192 hours of LA skyline timelapse – over a million frames of video – and compressed it all down to 4 minutes and 30 seconds! Oh and don’t forget, it’s one continuous camera shot.”

Previous OK Go-ness:
White Knuckles
This Too Shall Pass
Here It Goes Again

Useless factoid 'o' the day: “OKLAHOMA IS OK” first adorned license plates in 1967.

What is the origin of the English colloquialism "okay"? Short answer: No one knows for sure, and there are several dozen proposed etymologies, but the leading contender seems to be a comical spelling of "Oll Korrect".

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