David Charles Meyers
October 19, 1972
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Loyola Marymount University|
David Charles Meyers (born October 19, 1972)is an American music video, commercial and film director.
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Dave Meyers developed his love for film while working for a local Landmark cinema at age 17. After graduating from Berkeley High School he attended Loyola Marymount University where he studied Film Production and Philosophy.[ citation needed ]
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580.
Berkeley High School is a public high school in the Berkeley Unified School District, and the only public high school in the city of Berkeley, California, United States. It is located one long block west of Shattuck Avenue and three short blocks south of University Avenue in Downtown Berkeley, and is recognized as a Berkeley landmark. The school mascot is the Yellowjacket.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private Jesuit and Marymount research university in Los Angeles, California. The university is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education.
After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Meyers worked his way through the studio systems at Paramount and Fox before filming his first music video with rap crew The Whoridas.
Inspired by a chance meeting with director Gus Van Sant, Dave spent the next few years directing over 200 videos for the music industry’s most popular recording artists. His work brought dozens of nominations and 12 MTV Video Music Awards including the 2003, 2011, 2017 and 2018 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.
Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality; as such, Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the New Queer Cinema movement.
In 1999, Dave directed the Eddie Griffin comedy Foolish and in 2007 he directed the remake of The Hitcher , which was produced by director Michael Bay.
Edward Griffin is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie, the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother and Tiberius Jefferson "T.J." Hicks in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005).
Foolish is a 1999 comedy drama film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin. It was No Limit Films second theatrical release after I Got the Hook-Up.
The Hitcher is a 2007 American horror-thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and C. Thomas Howell. The Hitcher was directed by Dave Meyers and produced by Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes. This is the second feature film collaboration between Sean Bean and Michael Bay after the 2005 film The Island.
Meyers is a frequent collaborator to Katy Perry and Missy Elliott. [ citation needed ]
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Melissa Arnette Elliott, sometimes credited as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. She embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time.
Meyers, a vegan, has also directed videos for PETA starring P!nk and Alicia Silverstone.
In 2014, Meyers expanded his photography, creating a fashion editorial and a short film about fashionistas titled Volatile Love.
Meyers wrote the screenplay for a semi-autobiographical film titled "Free Wooly" which he is working to independently produce.[ citation needed ]
|1999||Foolish|| Artisan Entertainment |
No Limit Films
|2007||The Hitcher|| Rogue |
|2017||#SremmBreak|| Interscope Records |
|1995||"Slaves to Society"||Kev|
|1996||"Shot Callin' & Big Ballin'"||The WhoRidas|
|"Off Da Hook"||Off Da Hook|
|1997||"Yay Deep"||E-40 featuring B-Legit and Richie Rich|
|"You Could Be the One"||Made Men|
|"Get It Wet"||Twista|
|"Pushin' Inside You"||Sons of Funk|
|"Ghetto D"||Master P|
|"6 In The Mornin'"|
|"It's A Set Up"||Kurupt|
|"Keep It Goin'"||The WhoRidas|
|"Times So Hard"||Young Bleed, Master P and Fiend|
|"Raise The Roof"||Luke|
|"Throw Your Hands Up"||I.F.A.|
|"What You Gotta Say"||Rodney O|
|"How We Comin'"||RBL Posse|
|"Playa Man"||Spice One|
|1998||"Hope I Don't Go Back"||E-40|
|"Same Ol' G"||Ginuwine featuring Timbaland|
|"No Hope"||Magic featuring C-Murder|
|"Ruthless for Life"||MC Ren|
|"Just Be Straight with Me"||Silkk the Shocker featuring Destiny's Child|
|"Second Chance"||C-Murder featuring Master P and Silkk the Shocker|
|"Tutti Frutti"||Outta Order|
|"From What I Was Told"||Soulja Slim|
|"Minnie the Moocher"||Fa Sho|
|"Woof Woof"||69 Boyz|
|"Funk in My Flow"||NX|
|"Goodbye to My Homies"||Master P feat. Silkk the Shocker|
|"Is It You"||Made Men feat Master P|
|"The Setup"||Reel Big Shift|
|"Talk Show Shhh"||Shae Jones|
|"Party All Night"||Mytown|
|1999||"For the Movies"||Buckcherry|
|"Love Is Blind"||Eve featuring Faith Evans|
|"Look Out Tonight"||K. Star featuring Wyclef Jean|
|"Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)"||Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel|
|"Shut 'em Down"||LL Cool J|
|"Falls Apart"||Sugar Ray|
|"When Worlds Collide"||Powerman 5000|
|"Nobody's Real" (co-directed with Spider One)|
|"Tha Block Is Hot"||Lil Wayne|
|"Back That Thang Up"||Juvenile|
|"Best Friend"||Jack Knight|
|"Bad Boy"||Shae Jones featuring Ja Rule|
|"We on Fire"||Hot Boys|
|"Check Your Head"||Buckcherry|
|"Do Right"||Jimmie's Chicken Shack|
|"Da Rockwilder"||Methodman & Redman|
|"There You Go"||P!nk|
|"Take a Picture"||Filter|
|"If You Sleep"||Tal Bachman|
|"What I'm Looking For"||Da Brat|
|"Whatchu Like"||Da Brat|
|"With Arms Wide Open"||Creed|
|"Party Up (Up in Here)"||DMX|
|"Got It All"||Eve featuring Jadakiss|
|"Be With You"||Enrique Iglesias|
|"What It Is"||Goodie Mob featuring TLC|
|"This Time Around"|
|"Between Me and You"||Ja Rule featuring Christina Milian|
|"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"||Jay-Z|
|"American Bad Ass"||Kid Rock|
|"Bounce with Me"||Lil' Bow Wow|
|"Bow Wow (That's My Name)"||Lil' Bow Wow featuring Snoop Dogg|
|"Ta Da"||Lil' Mo|
|"Tight to Def"||Mack 10 featuring T-Boz|
|"You Owe Me"||Nas featuring Ginuwine|
|"This I Promise You"||NSYNC|
|"Original Prankster"||The Offspring|
|"B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)"||Outkast|
|"You Make Me Sick"|
|"I'm with Stupid"||Static-X|
|"Niggas Die For Me"||Drag-On feat. DMX|
|"The Truth"||Beanie Sigel|
|"I Got To Have It"||JD feat. Monica & Nas|
|"Peace Not Greed"||Kottonmouth Kings|
|"From Tha Streets"||Mack 10|
|"None Tonight"||Lil Zane|
|"Look Into My Eyes"||Scarface|
|"Do My..."||Memphis Bleek ft. Jay-Z|
|"Change the Game"||Jay-Z|
|"King of Rock"||Run DMC|
|2001||"More Than a Woman"||Aaliyah|
|"Family Affair"||Mary J. Blige|
|"I Did It"||Dave Matthews Band|
|"The Space Between"|
|"Get Ur Freak On"||Missy Elliott|
|"One Minute Man"||Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris & Trina|
|"Take Away"||Missy Elliott featuring Ginuwine & Tweet|
|"Where the Party At"||Jagged Edge featuring Nelly|
|"Sweet Baby"||Macy Gray|
|"All For You"||Janet Jackson|
|"Always on Time"||Ja Rule featuring Ashanti|
|"I'm Real"||Jennifer Lopez|
|"I'm Real" (Murder Remix)||Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule|
|"AM to PM"||Christina Milian|
|"Just Another Girl"||Monica|
|"Hey Baby"||No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer|
|"Defy You"||The Offspring|
|"So Fresh, So Clean"||Outkast|
|"Get the Party Started"||P!nk|
|"Can I Live?"||Sisqó featuring LovHer|
|"Dance For Me"||Sisqó|
|"Just a Baby Boy"||Snoop Dogg featuring Tyrese|
|"U Remind Me"||Usher|
|"Puppy Love"||Lil' Bow Wow featuring Jagged Edge|
|"I Like Them Girls||Tyrese|
|"Cluck Cluck"||"The Product G&B"|
|"Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)"|
|"Love of My Life||Brian McKnight|
|"Livin' It Up"||Ja Rule|
|"Ballin' Out of Control"||Jermaine Dupri featuring Nate Dogg|
|"Everybody Got Their Something"||Nikka Costa|
|"What About Us?"||Brandy|
|2002||"Girls of Summer"||Aerosmith|
|"Talkin' to Me"||Amerie|
|"One Day In Your Life"||Anastacia|
|"Gots ta Be"||B2K|
|"Feel It Boy"||Beenie Man featuring Janet Jackson|
|"Do That"||Baby featuring Puffy|
|"Through the Rain"||Mariah Carey|
|"One Last Breath"||Creed|
|"A New Day Has Come"||Celine Dion|
|"Gossip Folks"||Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris|
|"Work It"||Missy Elliott|
|"Visions of Paradise"||Mick Jagger|
|"Take Ya Home"||Lil' Bow Wow|
|"I'm Gonna Be Alright" (Track Masters Remix)||Jennifer Lopez featuring Nas|
|"She Loves Me Not"||Papa Roach|
|"Don't Let Me Get Me"||P!nk|
|"Objection / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio"||Shakira|
|"Boys" (Co-Ed Remix)||Britney Spears ft. Pharrell Williams|
|"Don't Stop Dancing"||Creed|
|"All I Have"||Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J|
|2003||"Pass That Dutch"||Missy Elliott|
|"Did My Time"||Korn|
|"Feel Good Time"||P!nk|
|"(There's Gotta Be) More to Life"||Stacie Orrico|
|"I Want You / Me Pones Sexy"||Thalía featuring Fat Joe|
|"Gangsta Nation"||Westside Connection featuring Nate Dogg|
|"Come Clean"||Hilary Duff|
|2004||"Talk About Our Love"||Brandy featuring Kanye West|
|"This Way"||Dilated Peoples featuring Kanye West & John Legend|
|"Just a Little While"||Janet Jackson|
|"I Want You"|
|"Dirt off Your Shoulder"||Jay-Z|
|"She Wants to Move"||N.E.R.D|
|"Ghetto Musick"||Outkast featuring Big Boi|
|"Real Nigga Roll Call"||Lil Jon|
|2005||"American Baby"||Dave Matthews Band|
|"Lose Control/On & On"||Missy Elliott featuring Ciara|
|"4ever" (Australian Version)||The Veronicas|
|"Brand New"||Rhymefest featuring Kanye West|
|"Just Feel Better"||Santana featuring Steven Tyler|
|2006||"We Run This"||Missy Elliott|
|"U + Ur Hand"|
|2007||"Glamorous"||Fergie featuring Ludacris|
|"I Wanna Have Your Babies"||Natasha Bedingfield|
|"Little Wonders"||Rob Thomas|
|"Push It Baby"||Pretty Ricky featuring Sean Paul|
|2008||"Ching-a-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom"||Missy Elliott|
|"Whatever You Like"||T.I.|
|2009||"Please Don't Leave Me"||P!nk|
|"Prom Queen"||Lil Wayne|
|"Her Diamonds"||Rob Thomas|
|"I Got You"||Leona Lewis|
|"Somebody to Love"||Justin Bieber|
|"Raise Your Glass"||P!nk|
|"Where Them Girls At"||David Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj|
|"Little Bad Girl"||David Guetta featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris|
|"Wish You Were Here"||Avril Lavigne|
|2012||"Where Have You Been"||Rihanna|
|"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"||P!nk|
|"Yoga"||Janelle Monáe featuring Jidenna|
|"Dance Like We're Making Love"||Ciara|
|"No Sleeep"||Janet Jackson|
|"WTF (Where They From)"||Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams|
|2016||"No Broken Hearts"||Bebe Rexha featuring Nicki Minaj|
|"Dammn Baby"||Janet Jackson|
|"Just like Fire"||Pink|
|2017||"I Got You"||Bebe Rexha|
|"I'm Better"||Missy Elliott featuring Lamb|
|"Beauty and the Beast"||Ariana Grande and John Legend|
|"LOYALTY."||Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna|
|"Swish Swish"||Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj|
|"Love So Soft"||Kelly Clarkson|
|"Havana"||Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug|
|"LOVE."||Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari|
|"The Middle"||Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey|
|"All the Stars" (with The Little Homies)||Kendrick Lamar and SZA|
|"No Tears Left to Cry"||Ariana Grande|
|"The Light Is Coming"||Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj|
|"God Is a Woman"||Ariana Grande|
|"STOP TRYING TO BE GOD"||Travis Scott featuring Kid Cudi, Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Philip Bailey|
|"Made for Now"||Janet Jackson featuring Daddy Yankee|
|"Overdose"||Agnez Mo featuring Chris Brown|
|"Sicko Mode"||Travis Scott featuring Drake|
|2019||"Bad Guy"||Billie Eilish|
|Rap Video of the Year||Outkast - "Bombs Over Baghdad"||2001|
|No Doubt - "Hey Baby"||2002|
|Best Group Video||No Doubt - "Hey Baby"||2002|
|Jennifer Lopez f/Ja Rule - "I’m Real Remix"||2002|
|Pink - "Get the Party Started"||2002|
|Best Female Video||Pink - "Get the Party Started"||2002|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video of the Year||Missy Elliot - "Work It"||2003|
|MTV Awards Japan||Best Video of the Year||Missy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch"||2004|
|MVP Awards||Direction of a Female Artist||Missy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch"||2004|
|Grammy Awards||Best Music Video||Missy Elliot - "Lose Control"||2005|
|Best Hip-Hop Video||Missy Elliot - "Lose Control"||2005|
|Best Dance Video||Missy Elliot - "Lose Control"||2005|
|Best Pop Video||Pink - "Stupid Girls"||2006|
|Best Special Effects Video||Missy Elliot - "We Run This"||2006|
|The Veronicas - "4 Ever"||2006|
|MTV Awards Australia||Best Video of the Year||Pink - "So What"||2009|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video of the Year||Katy Perry - "Firework"||2011|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video of the Year||Kendrick Lamar - "Humble"||2017|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video of the Year||Camila Cabello - "Havana"||2018|
|Cannes Lions||Bronze Lion: Dance||"Apple iPod"||2004|
|Clio Awards||Gold Campaign: Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance||"Apple iPod"||2004|
|Special Merit: Hip-Hop||"Apple iPod"||2004|
|NY ADDYS||"Lowes: Don't Stop"||2011|
|D&AD Awards||Wood Pencil: Cinematography for Film Advertising||"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames"||2012|
|Andy Awards||Silver Distinction: Web Film / Viral||"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames"||2012|
|The One Show||Interactive Merit Award||"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames"||2012|
Barbadian singer Rihanna has released four video albums and appeared in fifty-two music videos, six films, ten television programs, and eight television commercials. In 2005, Rihanna signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings and released her debut single "Pon de Replay", taken from her first studio album Music of the Sun (2005). Like its lyrical theme, the music video for the song was inspired by disco and dance; it was directed by Little X. Three separate videos were released for "SOS", the lead single from her second studio album A Girl Like Me (2006), all of which contained various dance sequences. The same year, American director Anthony Mandler directed the accompanying music video for the second single "Unfaithful", which featured Rihanna in a dangerous love triangle with her lover and her husband. "Unfaithful" was Rihanna's first collaboration with Mandler; they later worked together regularly. Also in 2006, Rihanna played herself in the third installment of the Bring It On film series, entitled Bring It On: All or Nothing.
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"Poetic Justice" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, from his major-label debut studio album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012). The song, produced by American record producer Scoop DeVille, features a verse from Canadian rapper Drake. The song was released as the album's fourth official single, due to its positive response.
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