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- Posted on Jan 12th 2010 11:00AM by Linda Laban
"Two-hundred kids and us in a field in Indiana," OK Go singer Damian Kulash tells Spinner. "It was like a dream week of making a little movie. We had the time of our lives and it does not look like any other video you've ever seen."
That's a big claim considering that OK Go wrote the book on the YouTube buzz video with what is known as "the treadmill video,' a spectacular clip for 'Here It Goes Again' from 2005's 'Oh No' that features the foursome doing synchronized dancing on treadmills. Spinner wonders if there's any trademark OK Go synchronized dancing in the new video. "We didn't just want to do dancing in the traditional sense and we don't want to repeat ourselves. So, we started thinking about choreography in different ways. How do we dance with 200 people at once?"
What really makes this video unique, however, is that a new musical track for the song was recorded live at the same time. "The music that you hear is actually being played. We set it up like a performance. It sounds really exciting."
Though the song on the album does not feature a marching band, it too will get its own video, which, wait for it, was created with the help of 18 engineers, many who work for NASA. "We wanted to create a giant Rube Goldberg machine," says Kulash. When asked for a better explanation, Kulash replies, "Like the machine that Tom catches Jerry with, you know." You'll have to check out the video to find out what he means.