Best OK Go music videos: Treadmills, puppies and now toast
OK Go's latest video was shot with a Samsung NX100 lens-swapping camera, and that's all the excuse we need to round up the band's hilariously elaborate videos from the one with the treadmills to the one with the puppies.
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The latest video by meme-tastic indie-rockers OK Go has been unveiled. The bready promo clip for Last Leaf was shot with a Samsung NX100 lens-swapping camera, and that's all the excuse we need to delve into the video vault for a look back at the band's insanely funny and gobsmackingly clever videos, from the one with the treadmill all the way up to the one with the puppies. Turn up the volume, put your feet up and write off the rest of the afternoon. You're welcome.
The video for folksy ballad Last Leaf is a hand-drawn stop-motion affair full of such whimsicalities as giant clocks, guitar trees and raining umbrellas. It was directed by Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad and illustrated by Geoff Mcfetridge. It consists of fifteen stills per second. Have a slice.
The 14-megapixel camera is based on Samsung's NX format of mirrorless snappers with interchangeable lenses. It packs a large APS-C CMOS sensor and 3-inch AMOLED screen, and shoots 720p video.
Stills cameras have come into their own lately for broadcast-quality video, with the recent season finale of Hugh Laurie's grumpy doctor drama House shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II dSLR.
OK Go have made a name for themselves with a succession of cleverly-choreographed and massively geeky music videos, often filmed in one insanely elaborate take. We'll kick off with the most recent, the super-cute pooch-powered promo for White Knuckles, which premiered on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
The video that started it all off went viral in a big way. Here It Goes Again -- also known as 'the one with the treadmills' -- has been viewed well over 53 million times. Here it is:
Here's the wonderfully-choreographed marching band antics for This Too Shall Pass:
The clip for A Million Ways shows the boys don't need high-tech visual trickery to make a great video:
More stop-motion malarkey with the tracksuited End of Love:
Here's the fabric funtimes for Do What You Want:
Finally, it's our favourite: taking the elaborateness to frankly bonkers extremes, This Too Shall Pass features a lengthy Heath Robinson, Rube Goldberg-style concatenation of silliness.