Learn what happened during the video shoot.Taylor Swift's new video for "Out of the Woods" is a full-fledged fairytale, which finds the pop titan battling through various elements like fire, earth and water. The visuals were used to help assist a metaphorical battle that the singer faced during the fallout with a lover, and director Joseph Kahn wants you to know that Tay "majorly suffered" to create the 1989 music video. Hours after the video premiere, Joseph took to the Twitterverse to talk about the making of "Out of the Woods," confessing that she was quite the sport during various parts of the shoot. No stunt doubles. No manipulating camera work. When you see Taylor walking her way through the snow in her itty bitty dress (like she's going to catch pneumonia) or crawling through the mud (like she's in an episode of "Amazing Race"), it's 100 percent real.
Taylor was so dedicated to making this video. I was wrapped in snow gear. She was in a dress. She suffered for her art. #OOTWMusicVideo— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) January 1, 2016
Taylor chose to stay in the mud for hours to keep the shoot moving. No in and out. Just gangstered it. She is bad ass. #OOTWMusicVideo— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) January 1, 2016
In art, how you do it is as important as what you do. The brushstrokes are as important as the idea.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) January 1, 2016
I listened to Out of the Woods a thousand times over 3 months straight working on the video. Still love that song.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) January 2, 2016
Watch Taylor Swift's video for "Out of the Woods" below!