22.07.15 by Jeff

Risky Underwater Long-Take Music Video Features World Champion Freediver

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Directors TS&R spent a few years planning one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s risky in terms of the actual production but also in what it asks of the audience. The team at Pier Pictures had a bold vision to make a single-take music video featuring a character in a life-or-death situation, filmed entirely underwater for the duration of the song.

While it was not my favourite thing to watch, I applaud the efforts of those involved (especially world champion freediver Marina Kazankova) to create something more experiential than your typical rock music video.

Watch the video for Highly Suspect’s “Lydia” below.

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15.10.10 by Jeff

Mad Men Theme / Nature Boy

“Nature Boy” (made famous by Nat King Cole), is performed over top of a live rendition of RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mine” (the theme from Mad Men). It’s amazing how well this fits, and it’s a one-take to boot!

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Watch the video below!

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02.03.10 by Jeff

This Too Shall Pass / RGM version

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass Music Video - RGM version

This video, directed by James Frost, is flat-out incredible. OK Go spent several months with Synn Labs building a giant Rube Goldberg machine in a warehouse to create a new one-take video for the song “This Too Shall Pass”. I’m not sure how they will ever top this one, but that’s what I thought three videos ago.

Watch the video below!

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12.01.10 by Jeff

Music Video: Ok Go “This Too Shall Pass”

This Too Shall Pass by Ok Go. Directed by Brian L. Perkins. Can we crown them kings of the one-take music video yet?

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