Wednesday, February 23, 2011
"All of the lights"--Stolen video concept?
Video by Singersroom.com
More on Kanye West
Director, Hype Williams
Recently it seems that video directors have been running out of uique concepts for videos, so they go and steal ideas taht have already been done. The 'S&M' video concept was allegedly stolen from photos by acclaimed photographer LaChappelle. Now it seems that Kanye West's 'All of the lights' visual directed by Hype Williams is the latest to come under fire. Some are claiming that Hype Williams ripped the idea for his video from the 2009 French Film 'Enter the Void'. Hmm, let's see about that. Hype is one of my favorite video directors. He has always been cutting edge and innovative, so I am certain he doesn't have 'bite' ideas from other people. Williams has brought us "The Rain" video with Missy Elliot, the movie "Belly", Busta Rhyme's, "Put your hand where my eyes can see", and countless other breakthrough videos. Lifting ideas from other people does not seem to be in his repetoire. But you be the judge.
Images from the 'Enter the void'
'Enter the Void'