Watch: Fan-Made Kanye West Documentary
Inspired by a line in Kanye West’s song, “Eyes Closed,” super-fan James Workman created a 45-minute documentary about the rapper. A chronology of West’s albums, interviews and performances, Workman paints the rapper as a misunderstood outsider in “Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings.” Posted on the fan forum site KanyeToThe.com, Workman posted an explanation of the video, writing that it initially started as a 10-minute clip. After 5000 hours, the short clip became the documentary the fans need, “in all honesty,” according to Workman. He wrote about the making of his documentary in a post last week: “Mt [sic] first intention was to make like a 10 minute video with Kanye quotes and such, but I had so much material so I decided to make it a tad longer. The closest I could get to a real documentary. (We really need one in all honesty). My goal was to capture something from every solo album, and the video is basically chronological. Starting with CD and ending with MBDTF. I entitled it Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings (I know that’s not the actual line in Eyes Closed), because I feel like that sums up Kanye’s career – The outsider. The misunderstood genius. Let me know when it’s taken down (I’ll try to re-up), and let me know what you think of it! This took me 5000 hours to make so please be kind. And the sound/video is bad in some parts. The sound is out of sync after a while (yeah it sucks, but nothing I can do about it) – But, apparently if you DOWNLOAD the original source file from Vimeo, the audio is synced.. I hope you enjoy it anyway.” Check out the documentary above.