Even if you’ve seen This Too Shall Pass, the 2010 instant classic from inventive band Ok Go, it’s a great video to watch again (and again).
With the help of SyynLabs, director James Frost, and the support of almost 60 people (from core builders to people helping to reset machines) OK Go put together a massive Rube Goldberg setup that includes bowling balls, barrels, sledgehammers, umbrellas, legos, a car, an unfortunate piano, and paint cannons.
Toast slices as dominoes? Yes, please. This domino-driven Rube Goldberg-esque video may not be all in one shot — and maybe some of it is helped with some digital post-production? I’m looking at you, parachutes — but the use of a fan with feathers, a flip-book style animation, an underwater shot, and a few Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bombs all throughout a huge house sets this one apart.
Like domino chain reactions? Then watch FlippyCat — So. Many. Videos. And above and beyond, their vids make a point of showing how things fall by accident, get cleaned up, and have to be rebuilt… again and again.