‘Last Leaf’ by OK Go, Video by Geoff McFetridge

The dudes from OK Go have yet another music video out, further proving they’re not a band but music video directors. Anyhow, I don’t really care about their music but this video is directed by Geoff McFetridge, so you know I had to post it. Amazingly the entire thing is a stop-motion video of images burned in toast. It’s a simple but beautiful effect that must have taken about a million billion years to do. It takes about 20 seconds to get started, so don’t freak out if you don’t see anything.

Update: I emailed Geoff to ask him about the video and here’s what he said:

“I got a call from Damian about the video about a month ago. I had 2 weeks to do the bulk of the animation and then a week for revisions. So that was really fast. I animated the entire thing with 3 animators working in Flash.
We then output it as frames/files
They they used those frames to burn the final toasted work”

Bobby

6 Comments ‘Last Leaf’ by OK Go, Video by Geoff McFetridge

  1. Buck November 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    I like watching the ridges move on the top of the bread: you can tell they go through each slice of a single loaf of bread, then move onto a new loaf one at a time.

  2. Xen November 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    It is so awesome!

  3. Dave Brown November 10, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    So true… their music is eh but damn these guys produce some amazing videos. highly creative it almost makes you want to love their music. but not quite. but maybe. but…

  4. Alex November 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    good god i hope they did something with that toast other than throw it away. so many sandwiches for homeless people flying past my eyes.

    great illustrations though.

  5. Carl November 12, 2010 at 7:39 AM

    This is very cool. A friend of mine used the exact same “stop motion on toast” concept for a video a few years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYMmh_H3dJA
    I wonder if OK Go were inspired by it?

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>