By now you may have seen the new Ok Go video for their latest hit White Knuckles. It seems like a cool video to begin with, and the folks at Gizmodo decided to check out how they made it all happen. Long story short, the meticulously choreographed un-cut single take video features 12 talented dogs with the help of 12 equally dedicated trainers.
Animal talent manager Roland Sonnenburg helped to put it all together: "We ended up with stuffed animals, spreadsheets, flow-charts, and recorded audio instructions, and for many hours we tried various configurations until we finally found one that worked. And then we practiced and practiced."
It didn't end there--it was only at the 49th take that everyone seemed to get the hang of it. They hit an unexpected bump around take 72: the dogs got so good they started going faster than the music! At 124 takes they called it a wrap, and the video below is the result.
To keep things interesting, they also had a goat in the mix. Check it out:
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