April 18, 2020 9:33 AM   Subscribe

While social distancing, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down rehearsed for 5 hours before filming a synchronized Zoom video for their new song, Phenom.
posted by dobbs (16 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome :)
posted by daisystomper at 9:58 AM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

posted by kokaku at 10:01 AM on April 18, 2020

That was dope.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 10:18 AM on April 18, 2020

Huh, I'd like to hear more about this. I saw the video shortly after it came out and assumed it was at least edited so the shots were all synchronous. If this was unedited it's even more impressive.
posted by kdar at 10:20 AM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Wow, that's great - thank you for posting it!
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:22 AM on April 18, 2020

Pretty cool.

Hmm, anyone know how they can control where someone's webcam is in the gallery view? I haven't been able to figure that out myself.
posted by FJT at 10:30 AM on April 18, 2020

Cool! But it would be even cooler if the boxes became cat jungle gyms.
posted by signal at 11:21 AM on April 18, 2020

Yep, that was pretty neat. I too am curious about what editing occurred here. Either way, this just reinforces my appreciation for Thao’s creativity.
posted by ashbury at 12:09 PM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Looks cool but I can't understand a word of it.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 1:12 PM on April 18, 2020

Oh hell yes. This is a JAM and the video fills me with the happiness of watching people be really, joyfully, creatively good at something.
posted by minervous at 1:25 PM on April 18, 2020 [2 favorites]

That was great, thank you!
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 5:15 PM on April 18, 2020

I've been so politely at the bottom
Pull it tight boot strap
Strap it on and top em
posted by Gorgik at 5:19 PM on April 18, 2020 [3 favorites]

It seems that there was no fancy editing going into this, they did it by playing a click track before the music and having everyone clap to synchronize their playback.


Very cool stuff, thank you for sharing
posted by psappha at 5:46 PM on April 18, 2020 [2 favorites]

The bit at about 1:06 with the falling between tiles was terrific.
posted by hwestiii at 6:24 PM on April 18, 2020

Each time I am amazed how, just when I think Thao couldn’t make her next album any weirder, she does.
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