Frames Per Second: Filming Song and Dance

August 19, 2014

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Angela & Ithyle

A still from the final scene of the video. The characters celebrate, dancing as confetti rains down on them in the pink and white beauty shop set. 

The three-minute video for Benefit Cosmetics, directed by the duo Angela & Ithyle, has the look and spirit of an old-fashioned musical. Through swooping tracking shots, wide shots and close-ups, it shows a chorus of young women in poodle skirts and polka dot aprons dancing around a stylized pink and white beauty shop and a dance studio as they sing...

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