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Dave Days – What Does It Take – Official Music Video – Wong Fu Productions
A mere 2.5 weeks ago we began preproduction on our latest music video, “What Does It Take” by Dave Days. Another stressful, but efficiently quick turn around and we’re proud to present to you the Dave Days x Wong Fu collaboration. Enjoy!
We were very excited to make this video for Dave. Not only is he the #1 most subscribed musician on YouTube (that’s right, more than Justin Bieber or the Jonas Bros), but it was also a new style of music that we hadn’t done before. In addition to that we knew that Dave had a huge audience that might not know WFP, so this meant the pressure was on to put our best foot forward to a new group of fans.
One of the biggest challenges of the idea that we decided upon was the fact that we essentially had to coordinate and produce TWO productions. One being an actual theater set, and Two, the music video itself. We had to create a play. This meant sets and costumes and props. Luckily we met a Andy Kim who would be our awesome production designer. He created the stage set from literally a bare stage in just 1.5 days. Also Jae Park who pulled in some really great costumes. With all those pieces coming together, check out the video to see how the actual shoot went.
Behind-the-Scenes Making of “What Does It Take”
- Shot in 2 days at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo
- Recognize Jae, our costume designer? She was “Kelly” in our previous short “Too Fast”
- All the extras were found the day before through a Twitter callout. About 60 people in total came through. Thank you so much!!
- Amanda’s costume took inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet”. We purposely put her wings upside down to make them point upward.
- The original idea had the evil boyfriend in the play as well, playing an evil king. We decided to remove him from the play to make it more clear.
- Yup, Dave’s signature Miley cardboard cutout makes a cameo, did you see her?
- Take a pause to look at the casting sheet in the beginning, there are some fun references.
Check out the awesome production photos by Garrick at www.theyshootfilm.com. Thanks Garrick!