Exclusive: See How OK Go’s “The Writing’s on the Wall” Video Was Made
By Matt Grosinger on June 17, 2014
No doubt today you’ve seen news of OK Go’s impressively optical illusion-filled music video for their new single, “The Writing’s On The Wall.” And just like after every other meticulously planned, single-shot video from the band who may well have started the viral music video trend, you probably were left wondering, “How did they possibly do that?”
The answer: pre-visualization. Watch above as art director Paul Stallings breaks down the methods and mechanics of planning the visually cunning illusions that made OK Go’s new music video so mind-vexing. What was your favorite optical trick? Anyone else curious how long it would take to make a 3D self portrait out of random detritus? Ah, the magic of smart people.