Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Coolest Thing of The Week

Courtesy the Ohio State University Marching Band, the coolest video-game related thing you will see this week (also, ridiculously impressive technical achievement even if you, like me, don't know shit about how a Marching Band works...)

7 comments:

Sean Conner said...

Marching explained....

It's just playing an instrument and walking at the same time. Walking in a rhythmic manner at least.

I've done a marching band in middle school, and it was just us walking down a road for a pretty long time. Here, it's planned for people to walk in certain positions to make these images, and they're playing the music at the same time.

Plus, marching music has a distinct sound from other kinds of music. Marches are a lot more brass heavy(i.e. trumpets, trombones, tubas) with the percussion playing in a certain "marching" style. And woodwinds (clarinets, flutes saxophones) are more of the back up parts.

Well...maybe you learned something from me. I explained it as best as I could.

Anyways....HOLY SHIT, DUDE! THAT WAS FUCKING AMAZING!

Jackson Keller said...

I got to see them practice this from the window of my dorm :) Really good stuff, almost makes me wish I was at the game, but I had a Pokemon midnight release to go to.

biomechanical923 said...

The amount of work and practice that literally hundreds of people must have put into this is impressive.

But at the same time... something just pisses me off a little bit when I'm being shamelessly pandered to.

Sabre said...

Didn't something very similar to this happened before? I remember the youtube video that went viral was upside down because the guy filming was on the wrong side.

Aiddon said...

now that was awesome

KevinCV said...

As someone who did marching band all 4 years of high school, that was awesome and brilliant. I remember one year where I tried suggesting "Chrono Trigger" music for one year's show, even played a few tracks. I was unfortunately shut down by the director. He didn't seem to think it was "real music". If he saw this, then I think he'd be changing his tune, so to speak. Thanks for sharing this, Bob. Totally made my night.

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Theres amount of time they practice is incredible how many people can make all the figures,love the part of the epona's horse like running.