Music video “See You Again” (2015) by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was directed by Marc Klasfeld. This song revolves around the beauty and loss of friendship. This video came about during the release of the film: Fast & Furious 7. Only a fan of this series would be able to fully understand the emotional impact this video creates through its flashbacks from previous films.
The music video was created as tribute to actor Paul Walker who played the character “Brian O’Conner” in the Fast & Furious series. This dedication was specified towards the end of the video for those who are not familiar with the films.
Charlie Puth is seen here surrounded by darkness (the clothes he’s wearing and the cars). The black color might symbolize the feelings associated with such tragic news. The cars could just be there simply because of the relation to Fast & Furious.
The cut then pans out towards the Los Angeles skyline, with less emphasis on the cars. His back is facing towards us, creating an illusion as if we are in the scene as well. With the sky now in view, it’s as if we’re looking up into the heavens with him. There is now a color contrast between the darkness shown earlier in the screenshot mentioned above.
This scene represents a loss of friendship by depicting 2 cars going their separate ways due to a fork in the road. A few seconds before this, you can see the cars driving side by side until the unexpected split appears (just as unexpected as Paul’s passing).