Director's Statement

The “Cheek to Cheek” music video portrays two lovers who meet, separate, and come together again through a series of imaginative, animated dance scenes. I captured the dancers on video in a traditional studio shoot, then rotoscoped their movements frame by frame to create the animated line art. Many drawings were added in that process to complement and transform the dance moves, such as objects and figures freely transitioning and morphing to the flow of the music. The black and white lines, with a few pops of color, reflect a certain sophistication and passion. The music video is a celebration of the romance depicted in this iconic love song.

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