Spike Jonze, who has directed some of my favorite television commercials, shows and music videos EVER (including possibly my favorite music video of all time – The Pharcyde’s “Drop” ) is teaming up with Kanye West to direct the video for “See You In My Nightmares” from 808s & Heartbreaks. You may remember that Kanye and Spike collaborated on the first installment of “Flashing Lights” last Winter.
Anyhoo, the AP reports:
The producer-turned-rapper-turned-singer has consulted with many of the same people who helped inspire staging for his last set of shows, the “Glow in the Dark Tour.” They include filmmaker Spike Jonze, who directed West’s upcoming “See You In My Nightmares” video, and The Jim Henson Company.
And in Vulture article on Jonze:
Maybe more music videos — like the “short film” he just made with Kanye — would be in order? “No way, I don’t think so. There are no budgets at all. We support ourselves with commercials. That’s how I make money.” Our all-time favorite was that Gap ad in which customers rip a store to shreds. Well, “It’s a good thing to get paid to destroy a Gap.”
So you get the idea.
Shouts to Todd for the heads up.