Beyonce Director Shocked To Learn He'd Directed The Visual Album

3 December 2014, 11:35 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika


Jonas Åkerlund, the genius behind the music videos from Beyoncé's visual album, has a new Behind the Scenes video where he explains the creative process while filming some of the album's most memorable videos. 

The 49-year-old director speaks at length about the making of everyone’s favourite record and dishes on working with Beyoncé. 

Åkerlund talked about changing the tone of Beyoncé's usually performance based music videos and we got to see lots of behind the scenes shots. 

There was the genuine moment of surprise when Jonas was told he’d accidentally directed a super secret album.

Cool behind the scenes of 'Haunted' 

This Molotov cocktail moment 

And presumably the moment Beyoncé remembered that she was Beyoncé and couldn't contain her excitement. 

Watch the full thing to see just how artsy Jonas Åkerlund's vision was. 


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