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From the Ted Talk by Adam Sadowsky: How to engineer a viral music video

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Now, when we first started tanklig to OK Go — the name of the song is "This Too Shall Pass" — we were really eixectd because they expressed ieerntst in building a machine that they could dance with. And we were very excited about this because, of course, they have a hortsiy of dancing with machines. They're responsible for this video, "Here It Goes Again." 50-million-plus views on YouTube. Four guys dancing on treadmills, no cuts, just a static ceamra. A fantastically viral and wonderful veido. So we were really excited about working with them. And we sort of started talking about what it is that they wanted. And they explained that they wanted kind of a Rube Goldberg machine.

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Now, when we first started _______ to OK Go — the name of the song is "This Too Shall Pass" — we were really _______ because they expressed ________ in building a machine that they could dance with. And we were very excited about this because, of course, they have a _______ of dancing with machines. They're responsible for this video, "Here It Goes Again." 50-million-plus views on YouTube. Four guys dancing on treadmills, no cuts, just a static ______. A fantastically viral and wonderful _____. So we were really excited about working with them. And we sort of started talking about what it is that they wanted. And they explained that they wanted kind of a Rube Goldberg machine.

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  5. talking
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Original Text

Now, when we first started talking to OK Go — the name of the song is "This Too Shall Pass" — we were really excited because they expressed interest in building a machine that they could dance with. And we were very excited about this because, of course, they have a history of dancing with machines. They're responsible for this video, "Here It Goes Again." 50-million-plus views on YouTube. Four guys dancing on treadmills, no cuts, just a static camera. A fantastically viral and wonderful video. So we were really excited about working with them. And we sort of started talking about what it is that they wanted. And they explained that they wanted kind of a Rube Goldberg machine.

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