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OK Go: Three Primary Colors (Music Video 2012)

  • Music Video
  • 20122012
  • 1m





In the video, OK Go teaches the viewers about red, yellow, blue, and the colors you get when you mix them while singing a children's song called "3 Primary Colors" they wrote specifically fo... Read allIn the video, OK Go teaches the viewers about red, yellow, blue, and the colors you get when you mix them while singing a children's song called "3 Primary Colors" they wrote specifically for the video.In the video, OK Go teaches the viewers about red, yellow, blue, and the colors you get when you mix them while singing a children's song called "3 Primary Colors" they wrote specifically for the video.





    • Al Jarnow
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    • Dan Konopka
    • Damian Kulash
    • Timothy Nordwind
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    • Damian Kulash
    • Timothy Nordwind
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    Client: Sesame Workshop

    We’re pleased to announce that the latest in our series of music/art cross-over projects is now live. We’ve teamed up with Sesame Workshop to create a live-action interactive game, designed to introduce pre-school kids to mixing primary colours and starring top US pop band, OK Go. This hugely collaborative and great fun project utilises music and performance to educate about colour, leading on directly from the Back-Drop game in Zingzillas which used painting and mark making to educate about music.

    Using live action footage filmed in New York, the interactive game takes place in an empty, white studio space, with the band appearing centre screen. Three band members are dressed head-to-toe in a primary colour, the fourth is dressed in white. Behind the band on the wall is a large, blank canvas. The Primary Colors game allows players to play with colour by triggering consecutive band members to go and ‘paint’ on the canvas. When the band member in white enters the relevant secondary colour is ‘mixed’. Once the canvas is full the pay-off is the full Primary Colours song, accompanied by the player’s own animated, painted journey through the game.

    OK Go Primary Colours has been a great example of creative collaboration from everyone involved on both sides of the pond. After OK Go agreed to the project, there followed dozens upon dozens of trans-Atlantic phone conferences hashing out various ideas and potential plans. This was followed by some hand-held camcorder footage of different coloured lumps of Play Dough being danced around a café table whilst Sesame staff hummed along in the background. In turn, the ‘Sesame Play Dough’ version was followed by hours of sped up/slowed down English footage of Plug-In staff dancing along to the track in the car park out the back of the studio. We spent a lot of time experimenting with filming half time dance moves, which we then sped up to double speed in post production so that they re synch with the original song and achieve a more comic ‘silent movie’ -type performance.

    With the style decided, the concept nailed down, the location found and the film crew hired, it was time for Dom to go to New York to direct the shoot with the band.

    OK Go were fantastic to work with. They really engaged with the project and what we were trying to do.  We had a lot of fun with the choreography and it was great to work with such talented and collaborative performers. They’re pop stars but also excellent physical comedians and in the end the shoot had more in common with a Charlie Chaplin movie than a music video. We got some great stuff and I’m very pleased with the project as a whole.” DM

    “I’ve always been a huge fan Ok Go, so I was ecstatic when I found out we would be working with them to create this great game. With the help of the fantastic people at Plug-in, the experience lived up to my high expectations. And to see our vision realized in this game that manages to strike the perfect balance between educational and fun to play, well I couldn’t ask for anything more!” Andrea Palumbos, Sesame Workshop

    2011 was a great year for creative apps here at Plug-in, with projects ranging from Create for Nick Jr, Bert and Ernie’s Printmaker for Sesame and the IMA award-winning Airbrush for Tate Kids, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in paintbrush SFX, splatter particles and piles of crumpled paper.

    This latest project slots in perfectly to Plug-in’s long established niche for art and music interactive games as well as being a brilliant opportunity to again work with Sesame Workshop and of course, the awesome, OK Go. 

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    Basic colors | LOOKCOLOR

    Primary colors are the tones with which all other shades can be obtained.
    This is RED YELLOW BLUE (for printing it is MAGENTA, YELLOW, CYAN, BLACK see below)
    If you mix red, blue and yellow light waves together, you get white light. However, such a fusion will not work with paints. For artists, there is a separate mixing table that intersects with the combination of waves, but follows its own rules.
    So in practice, when you combine yellow, red, blue paint, you get a shade of brown that does not exist in spectral light, but is our eye's response to an unbalanced reflection of waves. (see physics of color).

    Yellow, red, blue - different in lightness, in which the brightness is at its peak. If you convert them to black and white, you will clearly see the contrast.

    It is difficult to imagine a bright dark yellow tone, as well as a bright light red. Due to the brightness in different ranges of lightness, a huge range of intermediate saturated colors is created: orange, red-orange, light green, emerald green, blue-green, lilac, red-violet, violet, etc. These three colors form almost the entire palette, with the exception of black, white, grey. Taking them as the primary basis of color construction, it is worth imagining that the secondary colors are still less bright than their parents, and the shades formed from the second circle using black, white or shades produced from the primary circle are even duller.

    Building shades from primary colors

    Pairs of "teams" of primary colors form the following paints of the second round:


    YELLOW + RED = ORANGE (see how to get orange?)
    RED + BLUE = PURPLE (see how to get purple?)
    BLUE + YELLOW = GREEN (see how to get green06) 900

    If you mix the secondary colors, i. e. orange, purple and green, with the primary ones (which are already present in the composition of the color), then their order will not change, they will also remain in the second circle, since we are currently changing the amount of content, not the quality :



    __PURPLE BLUE___________BLUE GREEN___________LIME ___


    Adding primary tones to secondary tones, but which are not already present in it, lead to a mixture of all three primary colors. The result is brown. Such pairs are called complementary.

    yellow + purple ( red + blue ) = brown
    red + green ( yellow + Blue ) = brown
    Blue + Orange ( red yellow ) = BROWN

    Mixing complementary hues such as purple + yellow, red + green, blue + orange produces a medium dark reddish brown. If you mix not paint, but light rays, you should get the effect of gray light. But since the paint only reflects the wave, there will be no 100% replacement.

    Primary ink colors for printing

    It is very important to get the maximum tones from the minimum ink set for color printing. Today, there are 4 necessary colors to implement the entire spectrum, where red is replaced by rich pink. This color model is called CMYK.


    Where magenta is fuchsia, cyan is bright blue, and white is the tone of the printed material.

    How to get other colors and their shades: theory and practice. Click on the icon.

    Basic colors | it's... What are Primary Colors?

    Additive color mixing. In Russian, the following names of colors used in the additive model are accepted: red, green, blue

    Mixing colors according to the subtractive model. In Russian, the following names of colors used in the subtractive model are accepted: yellow, magenta, cyan

    Primary colors are colors that can be mixed to get all other colors and shades.


    • 1 History
      • 1.1 Various choices of "primary colors"
        • 1.1.1 Additive model
        • 1.1.2 Subtractive Color Synthesis
    • 2 Biophysical background
      • 2.1 Four solid colors
    • 3 Technical implementations of the "primary colors" model
    • 4 Notes
    • 5 Links


    The emergence of the concept of primary colors is associated with the need to reproduce colors for which there was no exact color equivalent in the artist's palette. The development of color reproduction technology required minimizing the number of such colors, and therefore conceptually complementary methods for obtaining mixed colors were developed: mixing colored rays (from light sources that have a certain spectral composition), and mixing paints (reflecting light, and having their own characteristic reflection spectra) .

    Various "primary colors" selections

    Color mixing depends on the color model. There are additive and subtractive mixing models.

    Additive model

    Main article: Additive color mixing

    In the additive mixing model, colors are obtained as ray blending. In the absence of rays, there is no color - black, the maximum mixing gives white. An example of an additive color model is RGB.

    Subtractive color synthesis

    Main article: CMYK

    Method using light reflection and appropriate dyes. In the subtractive mixing model, colors are obtained as mixing paints. In the absence of paint, there is no color - white, the maximum mixing gives black. An example of a subtractive color model is CMYK.

    According to Johannes Itten, there are only 3 primary colors: red, yellow and blue. The remaining colors of the color wheel are formed by mixing these three in various proportions.

    Biophysical background

    Main article: Human vision

    Main article: Psychology of color perception

    Basic colors are not a property of light, their choice is determined by the properties of the human eye and the technical properties of color reproduction systems.

    Learn more