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Music Video: Beyonce - Halo

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The video premiered exclusively on iTunes on December 23, simultaneously with the music video for "Diva".

The music video was shot in late November and was directed by Philip Andelman. It features actor Michael Ealy as Knowles' love interest and unlike the first three music videos from the album, which were shot in black and white, "Halo" is the first video to be shot fully in color. The song was cut to be shorter for the music video (the album version is 4 minutes and 21 seconds, while the video version is around 3 minutes and 44 seconds. The second bridge in the Video Edit of the song is shortened) and only part of the song is actually sung by Knowles while during other times it is just the music playing in the background while the video progresses. The video begins with Knowles up against a wall with a window behind her with light shining. As the video progresses the scenes vary in different parts of the house. In one scene, Knowles is dancing to some choreography in a leotard while her love interest is looking down at her from a balcony (choreography was planned for the entire video but was cut from the final version, making this the only video from the "I Am..." portion of her album to have full choreography as she does in her Sasha Fierce videos). During the climax Knowles is seen underwater moving upwards slowly in white clothing and when the chorus begins, Knowles opens her eyes. The last scene is played with Knowles lying down with Ealy above her and only their faces are shot for the scene.

The video ranked at #79 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

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