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So it’s finally dropped…the video for Kanye West’s hit “All of the Lights” off My Dark Twisted Fantasy. This video is packed with a lot of different filming techniques and colors that add much excitement to the video which just happens to be directed by Hype Williams. I wish the video covered the entire original song on the album, but nonetheless the video was done well. The intro was one of my favorite parts of the video as well as the transition from the different styles and colors of text into a full visual shot of Kanye rapping his verse on top of a cop car was a really cool sequence.
You might also be wondering about where they got the concept for the “flashy” use of text in the video. Well it was a concept that was borrowed from controversial French Film director Gaspar Noe’s 2009 film Enter the Void (Text was done by Thorsten Fleisch). Check out the opening sequence and see for yourself!