Starving to watch more of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and bummed that Covid-19 has delayed the production of more Midge? Well, the folks at Amazon feel your pain, and have created the most remarkable remotely produced video to tide you over until heaven knows when.
This new Marvelous Mrs. Maisel video is a masterpiece of logistics, coordination and editing, as all those involved in its production were actually working alone, quarantining. Here are five reasons why you’ll want to watch:
1. The entire video was shot in just three days, with more than 60 people working from home, and that includes 60 tap dancers, 20 musicians, vocalist Darius de Haas as the voice of Shy Baldwin, and a backup singing trio, all filming in different cities.
2. The suave Ryan Farrell revisits his role as Brye Adler, the host of “Miami After Dark”— filming from his home in Brooklyn, which was redressed to match to the series’ Miami aesthetic. He’s too cool for school, and cracks us up!
3. Costume designer, Donna Zakowska did fittings with all of the dancers and performers via video conferencing, if you can believe it, and then the dancer’s costumes were shipped to their homes. Pay attention to them — you’d never guess it!
4. Watch what happens when the director directs the actors and performers via video conference, the choreographer choreographs via video, and three series editors cut the video together from their remote locations. We dare you to find evidence of this. It’s seamless!
5. It’s all for a good cause — to raise awareness and support for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, MusiCares, and Swans for Relief, which the video states, “so that ballet dancers may dance, music creators can continue to make music, and those affected by HIV/AIDS have access to vital services.”
Without further ado, here’s the video:
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