The power of synchronisation in any media is an art form.

At Dauntless, we synchronise every day, mostly on an interpersonal level with each other and our clients, plus the obvious software synchronisation that we encourage both manually and automatically. One thing we have yet to attempt is a synchronised dance routine. Our production team have the skills to direct one, after all if they can direct babies in a photo shoot for Calli’s Corner, then grown ups should be easy enough, right?

A fantastic example of the synchronisation people can achieve is OK Go’s video ‘I Won’t Let You Down’. Filmed by a remote drone in one continuous take, it beautifully highlights the power of communication and planning.

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.