Ok Go is one surprising team. Just when you think they can’t take their video making skills to higher heights, they come along with something like this. In the brand new music video for ‘Upside Down & Inside Out,’ the band took to the air in a Russian Cosmonaut training jet to practice their choreographed moves in zero gravity.
I’m really not exaggerating here: this is one of the most impressive music videos I’ve seen. It definitely used the most jet fuel.
To get a look at what went down (and up) during filming, you’ll have to get a look at the behind-the-scenes footage below.
How did they go weightless? Training planes (or “Reduced Gravity Aircraft”) like this one fly upwards at a steep angle, then push over the top of an arc at exactly the right speed to lift everything off the floor. It’s a lot like speeding over a hill in a roller coaster and lifting out of your seat… except this can last a long, LONG time.
Oh, and if it looks a bit disorienting inside that cabin, it is. NASA’s zero gravity plane is nicknamed the “Vomit Comet.”