David Fincher was recognised as Best Director at the MTV Video Music Awards for his work on “Suit and Tie”, for Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. Shot on 5 RED EPIC Monochrome cameras at an ISO of 3200, the black and white music video shows the two performers relaxing and performing, recreating the pop vibes of Michael Jackson, the Rat Pack style and dance moves of Gene Kelly. The music video was launched in time for Valentine’s Day 2013 in anticipation of the release of the The 20/20 Experience album in March. Suit and Tie won Best Choreography, Best Styling, Best Cinematography, and Best Direction of a Male Artist at the 2013 MVPA Awards.
Filming was shot by director David Fincher via Reset Content with producer Timory King, director of photography Matthew Libatique, production designer Richard Bridgland, art director Cara Brower, stylist Trish Summerville and choreographer Marty Kudelka, with commissioner Nicholas Robespierre.