Vintage ad for Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller taken from Billboard Magazine 1984 and ready to frame. ground-breaking “Thriller” music video, which premiered on MTV and launched a dance craze, a red-jacket fashion favorite, and more pricey and ambitious videos by other top-tier artists. The 14-minute “short film,” as the late singer preferred to call it, was shot on 35mm in downtown Los Angeles in the middle of the night. It was directed John Landis. Glossy paper Measures 11″ x 14″.