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31 October 2014 @ 09:02 am
Friday Fun Stuff: OK Go and Cosplay Videos  
Given the number of hits its gotten so far i suspect most of the people who care have already seen it, but OK Go has a new amazing video out.

It's interesting that the "gimmick" in this one is not really the one i was expecting based on the beginning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZB_rGFyeU

And now, in the spirit of Halloween, a pair of cosplay videos!

The modified lyrics for this one are a bit tortured, but this is still a cool cosplay/parody music video.

I'd probably appreciate it a bit more if i didn't actually like the original song quite a bit. (And part of the reason i like the original song as much as i do is because i was first exposed to it via an awesome AMV =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqrBsMFRaLA

This is not the best produced cosplay music video i've ever seen, but the costumes are still awesome, it's set to a great song, and it was filmed at the local Long Beach Comic Con.

It does make me a little sad though that we didn't make it out to this one. Maybe next year?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNENHO1JMm8

Also, in retrospect i _thought_ i had posted the Civilization: Beyond Earth intro cinematic to both LJ and G+, but it looks like i only did G+, so here it is now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEl9kI2Aluw

The video, although definitely nowhere near as depressing as Alpha Centauri's video, is at least well done and a little intriguing. Sadly the comments both here and in G+ seem to indicate that the game itself is sub-par.
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Kirinkirinn on November 1st, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well, *I* hadn't seen the latest OKGo video yet, and that was pretty damn great. The slo-mo lip-synch choreography is always pretty impressive, and it seems like the camera must've been on a really nice little drone? Awfully smooth and precise, though. Ah, yes, the credits do include "Multi-Copter Pilot", so.

I also have to wonder how the coordinated the giant umbrella-pixel array at the end. Give everyone a beeper (or app) that signals open/close maybe? Seems less error-prone than giving everyone a program of on/off beats to read through, and with this one-take thing you really want the least error-prone solution.