Pentatonix, the a cappella group, wanted to make a video for their cover of “Making Christmas” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. As a lifelong Tim Burton fan, I was floored. We decided to pay homage to themes of the song and create two diametrically opposed worlds: Christmas and Halloween. We shot in LA for all of eight hours.
Client: Pentatonix | Label: RCA Records | Director: Casey Stein | Executive Producer: Evan Brown | Commissioner: Sabrina Rivera | Agent: Emily Sanders at Reveur | Producers: Jesy Odio, Sam Cohan, and Dave Gelb | Head of Video at RCA: Camille Yorrick | Manager of Video at RCA: Sam Houston | PTX Managers: Sara Baczewski and Jonathan Kalter | Director of Photography: Powell Robinson | Editor: Jimmy Bates | 1st AC: Jacob Perry | Camera Utility: Jon Wong | Assistant Director: Lauren Bates | Choreographers: Lindsey B and Craig H | Chief Lighting Technician: Edgar Gomez | Key Grip: Christian Armada | Swing: Michael Vitz-Wong | Production Designer: Sallie Falls | Lead Man: Caleb Dawson | Set Decorator: Stephanie Federoff | Art PA: Seth Allison | PTX HMU: Torsten Witte | Wardrobe: Candie lambert | Wardrobe Assistant: Birta Epstein | PA: Spencer Frazen | Production Assistant: Jorudain Smith | Colorist: Ariana Shining Star | VFX: Rafatoon | Beauty: Sunset Edit