YouTube Rewind 2014
YouTube has released “YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014”, a film providing a tribute to the online video trends of 2014. Filmed in New York City, Tokyo and Los Angeles, with remote footage from across the USA, Mexico, Austria, Brazil and beyond, YouTube Rewind 2014 provides homage to Pharrell Williams hit “Happy”, Iggy’s hit “Fancy”, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”, Wren short film “First Kiss“, Nikki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, Frozen hit “Let It Go”, the Ice Bucket Challenge and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, all supported by a mashup soundtrack arranged by DJ Earworm. The video ends with a tribute to key contributors and an animated alternative ending. YouTube Rewind 2014 includes 19 Easter Eggs. We’ve included the first four below, along with a Behind-The-Scenes video.
The YouTube Rewind 2014 film was created at Portal A Interactive by director/executive producer Kai Hasson, executive producers Nate Houghteling and Zach Blume, senior producers Finley Wise and Jacob Motz, producers Jeffrey Sabin-Matsumoto, David Iain Johnson, associate producer Brendan Nahmias, lead editor Sari Tracht, assistant editor Jake Keller, music director Nate Houghteling, music producer DJ Earworm, composer David Whittman, VFX editor Brandon Hirzel at BEMO, VFX assistant editor Kellan Moore, graphics editor Jake Keller, 1st AD Finley Wise, 2nd AD Jeffrey Sabin-Matsumoto, director of photography Alex Jacobs, steadicam operator Bryant Swantsrom, 2nd Unit director Morgan Wise, production designer Evan Rohde, art director Christian Stone, behind-the-scenes editor Jake Keller, wardrobe designer Ayumi Moore, choreographer Hok Konishi, assistant choreographer Ryan Feng, copywriter Sam Jackson, production coordinator Kalli Sandberg, strategist Jessica Schiffman, production assistants Kenji Chris Green, Jenny Leaf, Alexandra Hartman.
Music was licensed by Julie Wadley at Say Yes! Music. Sound was produced at Unbridled Sound.
Color correction was done at MPC.
Behind The Scenes was produced by David Iain Johnson and Jeffrey Sabin-Matsumoto, edited by Jake Keller, with story producer David Iain Johnson, with camera work by Taylor Christoffel (NY), Brandon Kapelow (LA), Amin Mueller (UK), Tetsuro Imai (JP)
Appearing in YouTube Rewind 2014 are Action Movie Kid, Aichi Ono, Amanda Steele, AmazingPhil, Andy Raconte, Anil B, Ape Crime, Apollos Hester, Barely Political, Bart Baker, Bethany Mota, Big Bird, Bilingirl, Brett Nichols, Brittani Louise Taylor, Carrie Fletcher, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, Colin Furze, Conan O’Brien, Conchita Wurst, Connor Franta, Corridor Digital, Cyprien (MonsieurDream), daaruum, danisnotonfire, Devil Baby, Dodie Clark, Ella Caney-Willis, Enjoy Phoenix, Epic Rap Battles, Evan Edinger, fouseyTUBE, Freddie W, Gabriel Valenciano, Gal Volinez, Grace Helbig, Hajime, Hannah Hart, Heart, Hello Denizen, Hikakin, HolaSoyGerman, How It Should Have Ended, IISuperwomanII, iJustine, Ingrid Nilsen, iTakahashi, Jenna Marbles, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Kacy Catanzaro, Kid President, Kingsley, Kosuke, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Le Floid, Luke Cutforth, Mamiruton, Manako (Q’ulle), Matt Bittner, Max Murai, Michelle Phan, Mika Shindate, Niki Albon, PDS, Pentatonix, PewDiePie, PrankvsPrank, Raphael Gomes, Rhett & Link, Rosanna Pansino, Sadie Miller, Sam Tsui, Sami Slimani, Sammy Albon, Sasaki Asahi, Seikin, Sione Vaka Kelepi, Sir Fedora, SkyDoesMinecraft, Smosh, Stephen Colbert, Steve Kardynal, Stuart Edge, The Fine Bros, The Gregory Brothers, The Slow Mo Guys, Troye Sivan, Tyler Oakley, VlogBrothers, Vsauce2, Vsauce3 and WORLD ORDER.