For this shot, our director, Jeff, brought in a motorcycle helmet and shiny pants that he was going to wear to be the solo dancer. Well, his head was too big, and the women’s leggings he brought were probably less than flattering, so Lauren, an animator, got to be the center of the harlem shake filming. The helmet we brought had a clear visor, not black, so we put some black construction paper on the inside so you couldn’t see Lauren’s face. She was dancing completely blind. (She also mentioned it was hard to breathe.) But any day we get paid to dance like idiots is a good day.
Here we have the footage of Lauren shakin’ it:
Here we have the footage of the whole office gettin’ down:
And here we have the final cut!