We’ve been rewound again! This marks the fourth time we’ve added our visual magic to YouTube’s biggest video of the year! As always, teaming up with digital studio Portal A is an adventure of epic proportions.
With over 110 visual effects shots, this year’s video included creating a PPAP tunnel, a collage of beat em up video game effects, a massive Olympics running track, and transforming a London train yard into a construction scene a la Fifth Harmony’s Work from Home. Oh, and not to mention a little touch-up beautification of the illustriously massive (and massively illustrious) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
YouTube Rewind 2016 quickly earned its place as the fastest growing YouTube video of all time — amassing over 50 million views in its first day! As the crow flies, the video is currently sitting pretty with over 198 million views.
<h3>Vital Stats</h3> 198,247,638 Views<br> Most Viewed Video in First 24 Hours
<h3>Credits</h3> Produced by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.portal-a.com">Portal A</a><br> Director: Kai Hasson<br> Lead Editor: Arturo Morales<br><br> <b>Visual Effects by Cinesaurus</b><br> On-set VFX Supervisor: Gabe Conroy<br> Lead Visual Effects: Gabe Conroy<br> Visual Effects: David Hudson, David Zimmermann, Steven Hudson<br> VFX Art & Design: Ebae Kim<br> Roto & Rig Removal: Ablaze VFX