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The physics behind the music: How OK Go shot their latest music video in zero gravity

Feb. 19, 2016

One band is explaining the real-life physics behind their gravity-defying video.

Have you ever watched a video online and wondered "how did they do that?" Unfortunately the answer is usually green screen, CGI or some other movie magic. Well, now one band is explaining the real-life physics behind their gravity-defying video. In OK Go's music video, "Upside Down and Inside Out," the band performs choreographed routines while floating through the cabin of an airplane. The result is a colorful expression of wonder and joy.If you have never seen the video, watch it below.
In a video released this week, the band gives viewer a behind-the-scenes look at planning such a technically difficult video, training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow, and overcoming the challenges of zero gravity. 
About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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