Shane Drake

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Shane C. Drake is an American music video director originally from Redding, California. He has directed videos for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Trivium, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Angels & Airwaves, Flo Rida, Timbaland, Blindside, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Almost, Hawthorne Heights, Subseven and many more.

Early career[edit]

Early in his career, Drake spent time working as an editor and cinematographer with such bands as Poison the Well, Deftones, Thursday and many more. He now spends most of his time directing. As of 2006, Drake has directed more than 50 music videos and co-produced three films. He owns Red Van Pictures, a Los Angeles-based production company.


In 2006 Drake was awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year for Panic! at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".[1]

In 2007 Drake was nominated for the MTV Monster Single of the Year for his video for Timbaland's "The Way I Are". In 2008, he was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction and MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video with Panic! at the Disco's "Nine in the Afternoon" and MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video with Paramore's "Crushcrushcrush" and also Fall Out Boy's cover of "Beat It". In 2009 Drake was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for his video for Paramore's "Decode" from the Twilight film soundtrack album. In 2012, he was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Message for Kelly Clarkson's "Dark Side".

Music videography[edit]

Year Artist Video
2002 mewithoutYou "Bullet To Binary"
2004 Fall Out Boy "Saturday"
Hawthorne Heights "Ohio Is For Lovers"
mewithoutYou "January 1979"
Silverstein "Smashed Into Pieces"
The Beautiful Mistake "This Is Who You Are"
2005 Paramore "Pressure"
My American Heart "The Process"
Blindside "Fell In Love With The Game"
Trivium "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation"
Still Remains "The Worst Is Yet To Come"
The Audition "You've Made Us Conscious"
June "Patrick"
Between The Buried And Me "Alaska"
Armor for Sleep "Car Underwater"
2006 Showbread "Oh! Emetophobia!"
Mewithoutyou "Nice And Blue (Part 2)"
Gia Farrell "Hit Me Up"
Trick Daddy feat. Chamillionaire "Bet That"
Head Automatica "Lying Through Your Teeth"
Less Than Jake "The Rest Of My Life"
Gym Class Heroes "The Queen And I"
Paramore "Emergency"
An Angle "Green Water"
Moneen "If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's An Addiction"
Needtobreathe "You Are Here"
Panic! at the Disco "But It's Better If You Do"
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Jonezetta "Get Ready (Hot Machete)"
2007 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus "False Pretense"
"Your Guardian Angel"
Paramore "Misery Business"
The Almost "Southern Weather"
The Rocket Summer "So Much Love"
Say Anything "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too"
The Almost "Say This Sooner"
The Higher "Insurance?"
The Cheetah Girls "So This Is Love"
New Years Day "I Was Right"
Timbaland feat. D.O.E & Keri Hilson "The Way I Are"
Angels & Airwaves "Everything's Magic"
Plain White T's "Our Time Now"
Paul Van Dyk "Let Go"
2008 Panic! at the Disco "Nine in the Afternoon"
Forever the Sickest Kids "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)"
Fall Out Boy feat. John Mayer "Beat It"
Flo Rida feat. "In The Ayer"
Shwayze "Corona & Lime"
Plain White T's starring Tiffany Dupont "Natural Disaster"
Paramore "Decode"
2009 Madina Lake "Never Take Us Alive"
Flo Rida feat. Wynter Gordon "Sugar"
Darius Rucker "History in the Making"
The Almost "Lonely Wheel"
Honor Society "Over You"
2010 Laura Bell Bundy "Giddy On Up"
Papa Roach "Kick in the Teeth"
Panic! At The Disco "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"
"The Overture"
2011 Avril Lavigne "Smile"
Panic! At the Disco "Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)"
Brantley Gilbert "Country Must Be Country Wide"
Paramore "Monster"
Dappy "No Regrets"
Scotty McCreery "I Love You This Big"
Justin Moore "Bait a Hook"
Drive A "Let's Have a Wreck (Trainwreck)"
Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
2012 Daughtry "Outta My Head"
Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side"
Three Days Grace "Chalk Outline"
Little Big Town "Tornado"
Brantley Gilbert "More Than Miles"
L.P. "Into the Wild"[2]
2013 Lawson "Learn to Love Again"
Tegan and Sara "I Was a Fool"
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban "Highway Don't Care"
The Wanted "Walks Like Rihanna"
Avril Lavigne "Here's To Never Growing Up"
Tim McGraw "Southern Girl"
Danielle Bradbery "The Heart of Dixie"
Daughtry "Waiting for Superman"
Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz "Everybody's Got Somebody but Me"
Brantley Gilbert "Bottoms Up"
The Cadillac Three "The South"
2014 Brett Eldredge "Beat of the Music"
Haley & Michaels "Just Another Love Song"[3]
Danielle Bradbery "Young in America"
A Day To Remember "End Of Me"
Lady Antebellum "Bartender"
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"[4]
Dustin Lynch "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"[5]
Justin Moore feat. Vince Neil "Home Sweet Home"[6]
Brantley Gilbert feat. Justin Moore & Thomas Rhett "Small Town Throwdown"[7]
Brett Eldredge "Mean to Me"[8]
2015 Brantley Gilbert "One Hell of an Amen"[9]
Keith Urban "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"[10]
Brantley Gilbert "Stone Cold Sober"[11]


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