OK Go is known for breaking barriers when it comes to their innovative music videos, but their newest video release takes things to a whole new level – literally.
The musicians, who are from Chicago, went on a plane to film their nearly 3-minute video for "Upside Down & Inside Out" in zero gravity.
“We shot this in zero gravity, in an actual plane, in the sky,” a disclaimer in the video reads. "There are no wires or green screen." [[368491861, C]]
The clip features band members and two aerialist acrobats dressed as flight attendants doing gravity-defying moves throughout the plane. At one point, the group releases dozens of balls into the plane, breaks piñatas filled with candy and even pops balloons filled with paint.
The video was made in collaboration with Russia’s S7 Airlines and was filmed in a single, continuous take near the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for the Russian Space Agency. The group said some time was removed from the clip, however, because the longest a person can achieve weightlessness in such circumstances is roughly 27 seconds.
"Because we wanted the video to be a single, uninterrupted routine, we shot continuously over the course of 8 consecutive weightless periods, which took about 45 minutes, total," the band wrote on its website. "We paused our actions, and the music, during the non-weightless periods, and then cut out these sections and smoothed over each transition with a morph." [[368468951,C]]
The video took months of planning and required three weeks of training at the center in Russia, according to the group. The band said several crew members got sick during the filming, noting that during 21 flights, "there were 58 puke events."
The clip has been viewed more than seven million times since it was posted to Facebook Thursday.
OK Go has made headlines for their entertaining music videos for nearly a decade, following the release of "Here It Goes Again." "Upside Down & Inside Out" is featured on the band’s album "Hungry Ghosts."