It was about a week before the album dropped that we were given the opportunity to watch the documentary which gave us an insight into the creation of the album. The man behind the camera, Robert Lopuski, spoke on his experience and how the opportunity came around when carrying out an interview with Paridigm Magazine.
He shared a moment during the interview which I dream could happen to me EVERYDAY. The story just makes me want to move over to the US even more.
How did all of this come about?
I’ll tell you a story and you don’t even have to believe this. In June of last summer, I was working at a post-production house as an editor. One day something felt very off and I end up leaving work early. As I’m walking, I’m just in my own meditative space, in my own mind, when all of a sudden somebody literally almost collides with me. Like one of those New York moments when, you’re walking and you’re like, wtf. I look up and the person that almost collided with me is Kanye.
We both look at each other, and immediately, I get this strong feeling that he and I will work together. He hops into his car, and there’s nobody inside, it’s just him. So I’m standing there, and we’re like ten feet away, and he’s sitting in his car… And I wonder, do I approach him? Even though he’s already posted my work a number of times on his blog, it doesn’t make sense to go up to him and be like hey you like my stuff.
So he’s in his car and I walk a block away and sit on a park bench. I meditate and just focus on this moment – as it was quite a curious collision of sorts. In meditation I send out these feelings of us working together. How strong that felt when we almost collided.
I walk home knowing that was actually very effective. Within twelve hours, I get a phone call from a producer to work on the Power video. That ultimately led to being hired in Australia.
You don’t have to believe that story, but our working together was very much in the cards, in a very curious way.
Read the whole interview here, it’s very interesting and if you’re a videographer this is for you.
If you haven’t seen the documentary yet I have embedded it above for you guys.