8 moments you thought were CGI in the "Out of the Woods" video that were actually 100% real
Remember that time Taylor Swift mentioned that she “suffered for her art” while making her video for her latest single, “Out of the Woods?” She wasn’t kidding about that. Everything we saw in the video was actually real, which means that yes, Swift spent a lot of time submerged underwater.
The video — which you’ve probably seen at least half a dozen times, right? — focuses on Swift’s emotional journey… out of the woods. The video was shot on location in New Zealand, and while lots of it appears to be computer generated and added in after the fact, it’s all real! All of it! Even those wolves, which means that Swift was dangerously close to danger (but okay, not really, because they were all trained Hollywood wolves).
Need more surprisingly non-CGI intel about “Out of the Woods?”
There were actual woods to walk out of
For a brief moment in time, we had two Taylors
Swift performed her own
The wolves were the real deal
THE FIRE WAS ALL REAL!
Though not real ice, Swift was covered in wax to create the same effect
Rolling around in the mud is all in a day’s work
You can check out the full behind the scenes video here.