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Spike Jonze Behind the Scenes: Watch the Director Choreograph and Film His Apple Short Film

Jonze was adamant on using as much practical effects as possible to pull off the short film's crazy visual illusions.

Spike Jonze broke the internet earlier this month with the release of his Apple short film, “Welcome Home.” Starring FKA Twigs, the project acted as a commercial for Apple’s new HomePod speaker system and earned instant praise for its choreography and set design. The short features FKA Twigs dancing with her double as the music from Apple’s HomePod turns her apartment into a sliding dance hall.

AdWeek has premiered an exclusive short documentary about the making of “Welcome Home,” and it’s almost as mind-blowing as the short film itself. Jonze is seen working on the choreography with FKA Twigs and making sure her movements match the Anderson .Paak song to which the short is set. The footage confirms Jonze was his own camera operator and if you look closely you’ll spot “Dunkirk” cinematographer Hoyte von Hoytema on set advising Jonze.

You can watch the “Welcome Home” short below. Head over to AdWeek here to watch the documentary in full.

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