The Light Switch





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Published on Dec 2, 2015

A mysterious red light switch allows unsuspecting New Yorkers to turn on over 50,000 Christmas lights.
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For our latest mission, we placed a 7-foot-tall light switch in New York City's Father Demo Square. When a random New Yorker flipped the switch, the entire square lit up with Christmas lights. In addition to lights on the trees, benches, and fences around the park, a mob of performers wearing lights wrapped around their clothes lit up as well. The performers were instructed to turn on their lights and freeze in place when the switch was flipped on.

Once again this year our Christmas video was made possible by Target. Find out more about Wonderpacks: http://tgt.biz/j8du

Created and Directed by Charlie Todd

Produced by Deverge

Music: by Tyler Walker

Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Executive Producers: Charlie Todd, Andrew Soltys, Justin Ayers, Juan Cocuy, Alan Aisenberg
Produced by: Andrew Soltys
Co-Producers: Aleks Arcabascio, Katie Young
Production Coordinator: Isabel Lopez
Production Manager: Dave Szarejko
Director of Photography Justin Ayers
Video Technical Director: Sarah Harrison
Camera Operators: Eric Laplante, Jon Simmons, Greg Harriott, Ben Carey, Mike Doyle, Chloe Smolkin, Spencer Thielmann
GoPro Technician: Kraig Adams
Assistant Camera: Amy Obarski, Christie Leitzell, Dan Rodenhizer
Still Photography: Arin Sang-urai
Gaffer: Ted Maroney
Best Boy Electric: Conor Murphy
Production Sound Mixer: Kyle Porter
Props Master: Zelda Vyssotsky
Props Assistant: Kat Kilcullen
Location Manager: Kristen Mink
Music: Tyler Walker
Edited by: Denis Cardineau
Assistant Editor: Ryan Connors
Post Sound Mixer: Harris Karlin
Production Assistants: Brian Bonacci, Daven Falconer, Chris Jobson, Alex Tymchak, Tom Fenaille, Rob Petrarca, Chris Kelly, Andrew Tyma, Alex Romanski, Rob Romanski, Lauren Renzulli, Carlos Morales
The Lighting Design Group: Billy Albertelli, Mike Grabowski, Aurora Warfield
Mr. Holiday Lighting: Brendan McCaffrey
Ready Set: Dan Haskett, Alex Bellerud
Special Thanks: David Gruber, Father Demo Square, Friends of Father Demo Square, Carmine Street Block Association, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 3Phase, Anthony Henderson

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This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past ten years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit our website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.


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