Youtube Rewind 2015!

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Hey everyone! I finally get to share a crazy exciting project I recently worked on: Youtube Rewind 2015! If you haven't heard of it before, every year Youtube puts together an epic video recapping and mixing all of the top viral videos, songs, and content creators for the year. This morning when the video went up, it already had 4 million views within the first 15 minutes so it's only right to respect that it's made to be huge from the start!

I nearly couldn't believe it when I got the e-mail asking me to participate a couple months ago and of course, I was even more excited to see the final product launch from its crazy worldwide filming schedule nearly 3 weeks long. I wanted to share with you the easter eggs behind the scenes as well as my contribution!

I was involved in 2 scenes. First was dancing on the beach which was an entire choreographed routine to a segment of "Cheerleader". It was actually very fun to do and NOT an easy routine! But you can't really tell anything is choreographed in the final video since it goes by so quickly. ;)

One my personal highlights from this part was that it was taught to us by Hok from Quest Crew and So You Think You Can Dance (one of my absolute favorite shows!) I'm know a couple members of Quest but this was my first time meeting Hok in person so that was fun times. We both had a moment of Ehhhh is this our first time meeting? I feel like we already knew each other? So that ended up being serendipitous and such a nice surprise!

Crop toppin' beach boppin'

The second scene I got to be involved in was my more recognizable part where I'm patting the sand sculpture. The idea behind this was that we were writing out the name of the insanely long city from that viral video of the UK weatherman pronouncing

"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" and the guy in the front is being super lazy and napping while I'm at the back diligently finishing the words with craft precision.

 My iphone camera can't even handle this word

Kitty ears FTW!

One of the craziest things was seeing the camera guys and the super professional setup they had to film. My dad got to come along on shoot day and asked the steadycam operator how much his equipment weighed and he said it was 30 lbs just for the camera and another 50 lbs for the steadycam body gear. To get this sand sculpture shot he had to run down the sandy beach with a team 3 other guys managing lighting and visuals while wearing 80 lbs of gear!

All in all it was a huge, unforgettable experience that I'm so proud that I got to be a part of. Seriously, I never thought I would be sitting here being able to say this right now but this was a fantastic reminder of just how grateful I am for everything that has happened in 2015. It's all thanks to you guys and this crazy path that God set me on. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you want to check out the previous Youtube Rewind videos you can find them here:

Youtube Rewind: Turn Down For 2014
YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?
Rewind Youtube Style 2012
Youtube Rewind 2011

I hope you guys enjoyed this year's Youtube Rewind video! Let me know in the comments if there was anything or anyone else in the video you recognized! :)

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  1. Love the YT rewind videos! Looks so fun!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  2. How fun is this!!

  3. This is too cool, and so epic that you were able to be a part of it!

  4. This is such a good idea from YouTube! Excited that you were a part of it! :)

  5. That is SO awesome!!

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  7. You're so incredible and the video is so funny. It's a great way to say goodbye to 2015 and remember the experience in the past year.

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