After causing a stir with her ornamented nipple at that infamous Super Bowl halftime show, you might think Janet Jackson would remain carefully and fully clothed in her future videos. Wrong. Ms. Jackson is officially back at her titillating game with a video that teases the viewer with split-second reveals that expose a whole lot of flesh. Things are then taken to the next level by using an X-Ray effect to showcase the skeletal underpinnings to Janet, her co-stars and several objects, including a car. Visual effects house X1FX engineered approximately 120 effects for the video, including the aforementioned disappearing clothes gag which called for the creation of lifelike virtual clothing and a soft wipe to undress and then redress the singer. -- watch "So Excited"
Janet Jackson "So Excited" (Virgin)
Joseph Kahn, director/editor | Mary Ann Tanedo, producer | Supermega / HSI, production co | Chris Probst, DP