On their video for “Little Things,” the guys of One Direction could have gone over-the-top, but they opted for a sleek and simple black-and-white clip that was filmed while the boys were in studio and focused purely on the fivesome and those sweet lyrics that they were crooning to the camera.
When director Vaughan Arnell explained the concept behind his vision for “Little Things” to One Direction, they were immediately on board, and for reasons you might not think of.
“It was real nice for us actually because most of the video shoots we do we have to get an early night before cause we know we are going to be so energetic and jumping around a lot,” Harry Styles told MTV News. “And this was kind of nice because we just sat there.”
Zayn Malik added, “We had a chilled-out day in the studio, and they filmed us chilling out.”
Yet, that doesn’t mean the shoot wasn’t hard work. It takes a lot of practice to pull off those perfect swoon faces while singing the lyrics that instantly make hearts melt. So what goes through their mind as they are singing their “I love you’s” while shooting?
“I think you just get into the song and think about the lyrics and what it means to you,” Malik admitted. “You might be looking out at the camera, but you might be thinking about something else. You’re not thinking that millions of people are going to watch this, you’re just into the song, into the lyrics, you’re just feeling what the song is about.”
And while they each take turns focusing on the lyrics and perfecting those perfect glances, the other members are paying attention to their every move, and not to pick up some pointers, but to get a good laugh.
“When it’s on the screen we take pictures of the screen,” Harry Styles said. “We have a really good one, I think I have a picture of Liam.”
Liam Payne added, “There’s one point in the video where Louis pointed out to me and I didn’t realize, but from the angle of the camera … it looks like I’ve gone (cross-eyed). The funniest thing is they didn’t tell me until they actually cut the video.”
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