Video of the Week: "OK GO Sandbox: One Moment of Math"

This week OK GO announced a project that they've been working on to help the many teachers already using their videos within the classroom. The OK GO Sandbox provides behind the scenes information about their videos and classroom activities for teachers. I'm loving the math behind their "One Moment" video. Take a look: 

Here's what I'm wondering: 

  • What's the effect of making something outside our level of perception? 
  • Make a list of all of the factors that were needed to make the timing a success in this scene. Which one do you think would be the most challenging? 
  • What math equations did they use in this video? How did they solve them? 
  • What spreadsheet formulas would you use to make this happen?