Ever wondered what it would look like to pop balloons filled with paint in zero gravity?
A few weeks ago the band Ok Go once again blew away the internet with another viral music video, this time for their song “Upside Down & Inside Out.” The band is known for their incredible music videos, and their latest video, shot in zero gravity (in one take) is, to say the least, amazing…
If you are anything like me, you sat through that video thinking “how did they do that?” This is an excellent question, and actually why I waited until the fervor of the video’s release was over to write this article. For most of their bigger videos, OK Go puts out a “how it’s made” style video, and this one does not disappoint!
Okay, so now we know how they did it, but how is it even possible to experience zero gravity here on Earth, and what exactly is parabolic flight anyway? For the answer, we turn to YouTube’s Physics Girl…
So, there you have the hard science behind the video! (You probably never thought you would learn a little bit of General Relativity from a viral music video did you?)
I want to leave you today with a fun look at the incredibly hard work (and pitfalls) that went into the choreography of this music video…
Stay beautiful & keep laughing!
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- “OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out.” YouTube. OKGoVEVO, 13 Feb. 2016. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWGJA9i18Co>. ↩
- “OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out: Behind the Scenes – How We Did It.”YouTube. OK Go, 17 Feb. 2016. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnTqZ68fI7Q>. ↩
- “The Physics of Weightless Flight Ft Emily Calandrelli.” YouTube. Physics Girl, 9 Sept. 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v-viGyoZAU>. ↩
- “OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out – Behind the Scenes: Thunderdome Reel.” YouTube. OK Go, 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCgfi9uAts>. ↩