Archive for March 3rd, 2010

If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s worth a look.  Massive massive Rube Goldberg device (complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways). 

According to Wired magazine, this really is one long unbroken shot.  If you watch it, think of how impressive it is – not only that they finally got it all done in one shot, but also how the heck the camera can even follow the action.  I find myself more intrigued by how they set up the camera to follow everything so well.  The Wired mag articles says it took over 60 takes over 2 days to get the final video.  That means they would start the machine, some part of it would go wrong, they would have to stop the shot and reset the machine.  Insane.  But impressive.  And yes, if the name OK Go sounds familiar, these are the treadmill song guys.  The YouTube page has a link to the makers of the device over at Syyn Labs

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