Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: OK Go “White Knuckles” (3D Version)

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

You may remember last Friday's Moment of Whimsy, right? Of course you do. And we promised you the 3-D version of OK Go's “White Knuckles” didn't we? Well, here it is, having been brought to our attention by Daniel Engber of

The original clip, featuring twelve trained dogs and four trained guys, got over 14 million hits on YouTube, when its 3-D version came out in April. The latter hasn't seen its fair share yet, but it certainly deserves it.

The YouTube page itself defaults to the "anaglyph format," the one that requires the two-color glasses as used in movies in the 1950s, and for basic 3D television technology today. (See still image above.) For the embedded version shown here, sometimes it defaults to the "side-by-side" option. This can be viewed in 3-D by simply holding the screen at the right distance, while relaxing your eyes to the point where the double vision of one or the other appear to overlap in the middle. This "no glasses/cross-eyed" version works best when viewed with a smartphone held somewhere around eight to twelve inches from your eyes. But if you go to YouTube, or hit the "full screen" option here, you can look in the lower-right hand corner for the “3D” options, and choose the one that best suits you, or your special glasses.

There is more to be told about the making of this video. In fact, there are two videos of outtakes and eight videos describing the "behind the scenes" making of the end product.

For those of you (make that "us") who can't get enough.

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