Well, depending on that video's release date, the answer could be Paris Barclay, the current president of the Directors Guild of America. During the '80s and '90s, a rising class of young, hungry directors -- many of who have since landed quite respectable gigs, like Mr. Barclay -- put their wildest narrative spins on hundreds of karaoke standards. They had few restrictions, some money, and lots of imagination. They'd eventually be replaced by stock footage, but for a brief shining moment, they got to shoot all sorts of insane videos, just about any way they pleased… provided the finished product could fit comfortably behind an Elton John lyric scroll.
As the story goes, karaoke was officially born in 1969, when a Japanese musician named Daisuke Inoue merged an amplifier, a microphone, and an eight-track car stereo into a coin-operated machine called the "Juke 8." But karaoke videos didn't come along until the '80s, when electronics companies started producing and distributing original shorts to complement the tracks via LaserDisc. Due to copyright laws, they couldn't resemble the original music videos too closely, or even mimic the lyrics exactly. And of course, these weren't the most lucrative film jobs in town. But for up-and-coming directors, karaoke videos provided some great on-set experience and supplemental income as they worked their way up.