Marc Klasfeld

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Marc Klasfeld
Director Marc Klasfeld and Justin Timberlake.jpeg
Klasfeld (right) working with Justin Timberlake
Born United States
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Music video director, commercial director, film director, screenwriter, photographer
Website http://www.marcklasfeld.com

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, Nick Jonas, Shakira, 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"[2] is not only the first Hip Hop video to ever reach 2 billion views on YouTube, but the fastest to ever achieve the landmark. It is currently the 2nd most viewed music video ever behind Psy's "Gangnam Style".

He is also the founder of Rockhard, a music video production company that 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 sung 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]
Jeru the Damaja "Me or the Papes"
Kim English "Learn 2 Luv"
Three 6 Mafia "Tear da Club Up '97"
Dead Prez "Food, Clothes & Shelter"
1998 Juvenile "Ha"
Canibus "I Honor U"
Shaggy "Luv Me, Luv Me"
1999 Juvenile "Follow Me Now"
B.G. "Cash Money Is An Army"
Clipse "The Funeral"
8Ball & MJG "We Started This"
Rakim "When I B On Tha Mic"
Kottonmouth Kings "Bump"
2000 Cam'ron "My Hood"
"What Means the World to You"
Dope "Everything Sucks"
Nelly "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
Shyne "Bad Boyz"
"That's Gangsta"
Hed PE "Bartender"
Insane Clown Posse "Let's Go All the Way"
"Tilt-a-Whirl"
Fat Joe "Why Me?
Dave Hollister "One Woman Man"
Sticky Fingaz "Get It Up"
Shade Sheist "Where I Wanna Be"
2001 Dirty "Hit da Floe"
Musiq Soulchild "Love"
St. Lunatics "Midwest Swing"
Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal"
"Movies"
Jay Z "Girls, Girls, Girls"
Ludacris "Area Codes"
Nelly "Batter Up"
"Ride wit Me"
Bad Ronald "Let's Begin"
D12 "Fight Song"
NSYNC "Girlfriend"
Saliva "Click Click Boom"
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)
Handsome Devil "Makin' Money"
Ms. Jade "Ching Ching"
NSYNC & Nelly "Girlfriend" (The Neptunes Remix)
Pastor Troy "Are We Cuttin'"
Scarface "On My Block"
Sum 41 "What We're All About"
"Still Waiting"
"The Hell Song"
Tom Jones "International"
2003 Alien Ant Farm "These Days"
"Glow"
Bon Jovi "All About Lovin' You"
Boomkat "The Wreckoning"
Foo Fighters "Times Like These" (Second Version)
Hot Action Cop "Fever for the Flava"
Jewel "Intuition"
Michelle Branch "Breathe"
Thursday "War All the Time"
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"
Juvenile "Rodeo"
Shinedown "Save Me"
Simple Plan "Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)"
"Crazy"
2006 Ashley Parker Angel "Let U Go"
DMX "Lord Give Me a Sign"
Gnarls Barkley "Smiley Faces" (Banned Version)
Kelis "Bossy"
"Blindfold Me"
Nerina Pallot "Everybody's Gone to War"
Taking Back Sunday "MakeDamnSure"
2007 Vanessa Carlton "Nolita Fairytale"
Chamillionaire & Slick Rick "Hip Hop Police"/"Evening News"
Kelis "Lil Star"
The Last Goodnight "Pictures of You"
Avril Lavigne "When You're Gone"
Shop Boyz "Party Like a Rockstar"
Musiq Soulchild "Teachme"
Sum 41 "Underclass Hero"
2008 Against Me! "Stop!"
Vanessa Carlton "Hands on Me"
Coheed and Cambria "Feathers"
Electrik Red "Drink in My Car"
Low vs Diamond "Heart Attack"
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's "As Tall as Cliffs"
The Script "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
Young Jeezy "Crazy World"
2009 3OH!3 & Katy Perry "Starstrukk"
Jadakiss "Can't Stop Me"
Orianthi "According to You"
2010 Against Me! "I Was a Teenage Anarchist"
Asher Roth "G.R.I.N.D (Get Ready It's a New Day)"
Biffy Clyro "Bubbles"
James Blunt "So Far Gone"
Far East Movement & Ryan Tedder "Rocketeer"
Nelly "Move That Body"
Sky Ferreira "Obsession"
Flo Rida "Club Can't Handle Me"
Kid Rock "Born Free"
Nipsey Hussle "Feelin' Myself"
2011 Allstar Weekend "Not Your Birthday"
Big Time Rush "If I Ruled the Earth"
"Music Sounds Better with U"
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)"
"Satellite"
China Anne McClain "Calling All the Monsters
Bella Thorne & Zendaya "Watch Me"
The Wombats "Anti-D"
2012 Aerosmith "What Could Have Been Love"
Cash Out "Big Booty"
CeeLo Green & The Muppets "All I Need Is Love"
Flo Rida "I Cry"
"Whistle"
Fun. & Janelle Monáe "We Are Young"
Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Brendan's Death Song"
T.I. & Lil Wayne "Ball"
The-Dream "Roc"
Bella Thorne & Zendaya "Fashion Is My Kryptonite"
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. & CeeLo Green "Hello"
Mayer Hawthorne "Her Favorite Song"
Robbie Williams "Go Gentle"
Florida Georgia Line & Nelly "Cruise (Remix)"
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 A Great Big World "Hold Each Other"
Kelly Clarkson "Heartbeat Song"
Florida Georgia Line "Sippin' on Fire"
Andy Grammer "Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)"
Twenty One Pilots "Tear In My Heart"
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth "See You Again"
Kacey Musgraves "Biscuits"
Silentó "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"
Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor "Marvin Gaye"
Jesse & Joy & Alejandro Sanz "No Soy Una de Esas"
2016 Awolnation "Woman Woman"
Fitz and The Tantrums "HandClap"
Frances "Say It Again"
The Head and the Heart "All We Ever Knew"
Nick Jonas "Under You"
Magic! "Red Dress"
Sum 41 "Fake My Own Death"
Tiësto "Summer Nights"
Biffy Clyro "Howl"
Maite Perroni "Adicta"
2017 Highly Suspect "My Name Is Human"
Lukas Graham "Drunk in the Morning"
Romeo Santos "Héroe Favorito"
Little Mix feat. Machine Gun Kelly "No More Sad Songs"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Klasfeld". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/08/see-you-again-1-billion-views
  3. ^ a b "'Scarface School Play' director steps forward: 'It was a lot of fun'". The Los Angeles Times. 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ Olsen, Mark (2006-08-11). "`L.A. Riot' comes up far short of spectacular". The Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Dreisinger, Baz (2005-06-19). "Can laughs meet riot?". The Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ L.A. Weekly Film Critics (2006-08-09). "Film Reviews". LA Weekly. 
  7. ^ "Eric Roberson - The Moon". youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Born Jamericans - 'Yardcore (version 1)'". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 

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