The “octacopter” was leant to the group by Honda, and mounted with a camera to film the routine in double time; giving the dancers a better chance to position themselves before the footage was sped up to the tempo of the song. And in case you wanted one, they’re riding Honda UNI-CUBs, a personal mobility unit that is reminiscent of the Segway. Inspired by an hour in Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant, in which numerous robots move between customers whilst heavy metal music plays, the group were striving to recreate what band member Tim Nordwind called "the best hour of my life”. Like many of their music videos, it is a testament to what groups of people can achieve when they work co-operatively and creatively together.
The request for Dauntless to hire 2,328 Japanese dancers has yet to be made. But we’d like to be a company that represents the same level of intrepid teamwork that is shown in OK Go’s video.
For more of the band’s music videos, you can the OK Go YouTube channel.
Humanoid synchronisation: complete.