Where Was "Out Of The Woods" Filmed? Taylor Swift's Video Features Many Down Under Terrains — VIDEO
Taylor Swift has already given pop culture so much this year: Hit songs, a few feuds, squad goals, and the never-ending 1989 world tour with guests galore. And to close out 2015, she's dropping one more gift in the form of the music video for her single "Out Of The Woods." So, where was Taylor Swift's "Out Of The Woods" music video filmed? According to several sources, the video was filmed in New Zealand while she was there last month, but it may have caused some controversy.
The "Out Of The Woods" music video features Tay running from wolves and vines on a beach and through scenic the jungle, the mountains, the arctic, and the desert. According to the New Zealand publication Stuff, the video was filmed in many locations in New Zealand, including Queenstown. But in Bethell's Beach, Swift's crew allegedly broke an agreement to have only two vehicles on the beach — and instead, they had "dozens." Stuff reports that the agreement was in place in order to protect and preserve the baby dotterels population in the area. And if you're wondering what a dotterel is, it's a small bird.
Waitakere Ranges local board chair Sandra Coney shared her concern about Swift's filming in the area in a Facebook post, in which she claimed, "Taylor's lot did not respect the environment or the conditions of their consent." But Cherokee Films, the company that worked on the video, told Stuff that "At no time were the film crew close to that habitat ... no dotterel were harmed."
Swift has yet to make a statement about the situation. For now, let's enjoy the final new Taylor Swift music video of 2015, shall we? Watch it below.