I hope he isn't.. I got nothing against him... but we need a real director this time
I think y'all place too much importance on the director. Mariah has worked with plenty of "real" directors and turned out crappy videos, often because she's just worried about looking good. See "HATEU" (Brett Ratner), "I Want To Know What Love Is" (Hype Williams?!?!), and "Can't Take That Away" (Sanaa Hamri).
Really, the videos for her mid/uptempos tend to be better than the ones for her ballads.