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A Gigantic Rube Goldberg Machine

Here’s a video that’s so creative and awesome it’s sure to get your artistic juices flowing. OK Go just put up the music video to their song “This Too Shall Pass”, and it’s one of the coolest music videos I’ve ever seen. Basically the whole video shows a gigantic Rube Goldberg contraption built in a warehouse, with the timing and placement of every person and element perfectly integrated into the song.

I wonder how many takes this video required.

(via Boing Boing)


 
  • http://carbonboy.com/ carbonboy

    The number of smashed TV sets is at 2:36 may be a good indicator of how many takes it took. Fun stuff never-the-less!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Ah, interesting observation!

    Didn't even notice those smashed TVs in the background.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Ah, interesting observation!

    Didn't even notice those smashed TVs in the background.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Ah, interesting observation!

    Didn't even notice those smashed TVs in the background.

  • http://twitter.com/Deathgleaner G. Liu

    holy shit that's awesome

  • trebulated

    Man can anyone else see the anguish in his face right at the beginning? He's probably thinking (this was a bad idea for a music video).

  • garyb

    84

    only three went without a problem…

    the published video is in one take, though there is argument over whether it is two

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  • Mike Young

    What else is there to say after “WOW” !!! ?

  • Guy

    wow, double wow!