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Alan Yang on Recreating ‘Friends’ for Jay-Z’s ‘Moonlight’ Video, the Sneaky Camera Transitions and What’s Next

Original story at IndieWire• 6 mentions • 2 months ago

Alan Yang is riding a high after “Master of None,” the comedy he co-created with Aziz Ansari, was nominated for multiple Emmys again. But he has another reason to celebrate. Last week, audiences got to freak out over the music video he directed for Jay-Z’s “Moonlight,” which features the sitcom “Friends” reimagined with an all-black cast. Yang began directing with “Parks and Recreation,” where he first met Ansari. He also directed episodes for “The Good Place” and “Master of None” before Roc Nation contacted him to send a few pitches for “Moonlight,” his first ever music video. “When Roc Nation ...