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OK Go 'Writing's On The Wall' by Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash Jr & Bob Partington

David Knight - 19th June 2014

For their latest magnum opus, it looks initially as if OK Go have returned to the Rube Goldberg Machine of their This Too Shall Pass video - perhaps to try to make it a true one-shot video this time. As if they would bother with anything so unambitious...   

The video for Writing's On The Wall may look like it was shot in the same studio, but the focus of their latest jawdropper is a continuous stream of in-camera optical illusions and perspective tricks. Ridiculously great ones.

Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, two directors signed to 1st Ave Machine, got together with OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash to direct this - although 'Special Guest' gets a special credit for creating the video, with production designer Cheri Anderson as their executive producer.

More background about the video will no doubt emerge soon. Suffice to say, this comfortably sits among the greatest of the great music videos that OK Go have made. It may also be more ammunition to those naysayers who argue that the band's videos are more memorable than their songs, but it doesn't change the fact this is yet another remarkable exercise by pop's resident visual performance artists. 

David Knight - 19th June 2014

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Production/Creative

Director
Aaron Duffy
Director
Damian Kulash, Jr.
Director
Bob Partington
Producer
Garrett Fennelly
Creative Director
Mary Fagot
Production Company
1st Ave Machine/Warm & Fuzzy
Executive Producer
Cheri Anderson at Special Guest
Executive Producer
Sam Penfield at 1stAveMachine

Camera

Director of Photography
William Rexer

Art

Production designer
Ethan Tobman

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Ciera Wells

Grading

Colourist
Seth Ricart
Grading company
Ricart + Co

David Knight - 19th June 2014

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