Marc Klasfeld

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Marc Klasfeld
Director Marc Klasfeld and Justin Timberlake.jpeg
Klasfeld (right) working with Justin Timberlake
Born United States
Occupation Music video director, commercial director, film director, screenwriter, photographer

Marc Klasfeld is an American music video director.[1] He has directed over two hundred music videos for artists such as Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears, Kid Rock, Michael Bublé, Nelly, Foo Fighters, Charli XCX, Jewel, Fun, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith and many others with multiple award wins and nominations.

His hit video for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s "See You Again (Wiz Khalifa song)"[2] is not only the first Hip Hop video to ever reach 1 billion views on YouTube, but the fastest to ever achieve the landmark.

He is also the founder of Rockhard, a music video production company that also houses directors Wayne Isham, Ray Kay, Sanaa Hamri, Robert Hales, Ethan Lader, Erik White, Jon Jon Augustavo, and Steve Jocz. Rockhard has produced videos for Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Prince, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, Pixie Lott, Adam Lambert, Big Time Rush among others.

Marc Klasfeld on set

He is also a director of television commercials for Target, Nike, NFL, NBA, Motorola, Reebok, Cartoon Network and Hummer. His best-known commercial work is for Justin Timberlake's Target campaign, ESPN's This is Sportscenter campaign, Hammer Pants Dance for the A&E Network's reality show Hammertime,[3] Avril Lavigne's Canon campaigns and Smirnoff's Green Tea Partay viral video sang by Sebastian Siegel.[citation needed]

On March 29, 2010 Klasfeld released a comedic video of an elementary school reenactment of the Al Pacino film Scarface, entitled "Scarface School Play". It was a viral sensation that was featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox News Channel.[3]

Klasfeld made his feature film writing and directorial debut in 2005 with The L.A. Riot Spectacular.[4][5][6] He has also directed for the HBO show Oz.

He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Partial videography[edit]

Year Artist Video
1994 Eric Roberson "The Moon"[7]
1997 Born Jamericans "Yardcore"[8]
1998 Juvenile "Ha"
1999 Juvenile "Follow Me Now"
Rakim "When I B On Tha Mic"
2000 Nelly "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
Shyne "Bad Boyz"
"That's Gangsta"
Musiq Soulchild "Love"
2001 Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal"
Jay-Z "Girls, Girls, Girls"
Ludacris "Area Codes"
Nelly "Batter Up"
"Ride Wit Me"
'N Sync "Girlfriend"
Bubba Sparxxx "Ugly"
Sum 41 "Fat Lip"
"In Too Deep"
2002 3 Doors Down "When I'm Gone"
Bon Jovi "Misunderstood"
Vanessa Carlton "A Thousand Miles"
"Ordinary Day"
Jermaine Dupri & Ludacris "Welcome to Atlanta"
Floetry "Floetic"
Enrique Iglesias "Don't Turn Off the Lights" (Unreleased Version)
Scarface "On My Block"
Sum 41 "Still Waiting"
"The Hell Song"
Tom Jones "International"
2003 Alien Ant Farm "These Days"
Bon Jovi "All About Lovin' You"
Foo Fighters "Times like These" (Second Version)
Jewel "Intuition"
2004 Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath"
Sum 41 "We're All to Blame"
Slipknot "Vermilion Pt. 2"
2005 Avenged Sevenfold "Bat Country"
Backstreet Boys "Just Want You To Know"
Bloodhound Gang "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo"
Shinedown "Save Me"
2006 Gnarls Barkley "Smiley Faces" (Banned Version)
Kelis "Bossy"
"Blindfold Me"
Taking Back Sunday "MakeDamnSure"
Juvenile "Rodeo"
2007 Vanessa Carlton "Nolita Fairytale"
Chamillionaire "Hip-Hop Police"/"Evening News" (featuring Slick Rick)
Kelis "Lil Star"
Avril Lavigne "When You're Gone"
Sum 41 "Underclass Hero"
Musiq Soulchild "Teach Me"
2008 Against Me! "Stop!"
The Script "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
Young Jeezy "Crazy World"
2009 3OH!3 "Starstrukk" (featuring Katy Perry)
2010 Against Me! "I Was a Teenage Anarchist"
James Blunt "So Far Gone"
Far East Movement "Rocketeer" (featuring Ryan Tedder)
Sky Ferreira "Obsession"
Flo Rida "Club Can't Handle Me"
Kid Rock "Born Free"
2011 Greyson Chance "Unfriend You"
Pixie Lott "All About Tonight"
Nelly "Gone"
Neon Trees "Your Surrender"
Katy Perry "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"
"Monarchy of Roses"
Rise Against "Make It Stop (September's Children)"
China Anne McClain "Calling All the Monsters
Bella Thorne & Zendaya "Watch Me"
2012 Aerosmith "What Could Have Been Love"
Flo Rida "I Cry"
Fun. "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae)
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Brendan's Death Song"
T.I. "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne)
Train "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
Xia Junsu "Uncommitted"
Youngblood Hawke "We Come Running"
Timbaland & Ne-Yo "Hands in the Air"
2013 Michael Bublé "It's a Beautiful Day"
Jonas Brothers "Pom Poms"
Britney Spears "Ooh La La"
T.I. "Hello" (featuring Cee Lo Green)
Robbie Williams "Go Gentle"
Florida Georgia Line "Cruise (Remix)" (featuring Nelly)
2 Chainz "Used 2"
Icona Pop "Just Another Night"
2014 Foxes "Let Go for Tonight"
Katy Perry "Birthday"
Florida Georgia Line/Luke Bryan "This Is How We Roll"
David Guetta "Lovers on the Sun"
SomeKindaWonderful "Reverse"
Charli XCX "Break The Rules"
Florida Georgia Line "Sun Daze"
Tokio Hotel "Love Who Loves You Back"
Azealia Banks "Chasing Time"
2015 Kelly Clarkson "Heartbeat Song"
Florida Georgia Line "Sippin' on Fire"
twenty one pilots "Tear In My Heart"
Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth "See You Again"
Kacey Musgraves "Biscuits"
Silentó Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Meghan Trainor/Charlie Puth "Marvin Gaye"


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