Marc Klasfeld

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Marc Klasfeld
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Klasfeld (right) working with Justin Timberlake
Alma mater NYU Tisch School of the Arts

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, Kelly Clarkson, Charli XCX, Little Mix, Nick Jonas, Twenty One Pilots, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith and many others with multiple award wins and nominations.

A music video director is the head of music video production. The director conceives of videos' artistic and dramatic aspects while instructing the musical act, technical crew, actors, models, and dancers. They may or may not be in collaboration with the musical act.

Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress

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.

Jay-Z American rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor

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His hit video for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" [2] is currently the 2nd most viewed video on YouTube at 3 billion views, surpassing Psy's "Gangnam Style" on July 10, 2017, but later surpassed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" on August 4, 2017. [3] 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, and Big Time Rush among others.

Wiz Khalifa American rapper and actor from Pennsylvania

Cameron Jibril Thomaz, known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His Eurodance-influenced single, "Say Yeah", received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.

Charlie Puth American singer

Charles Otto Puth Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube.

See You Again 2015 song by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

"See You Again" is a song recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. Later on, the song was included as a bonus track on the international release of Puth's debut album, Nine Track Mind. The artists co-wrote the song with its co-producers, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with additional production from Puth and mixing provided by Manny Marroquin. "See You Again" was released on March 10, 2015, as the soundtrack's lead single in the United States.

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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, [4] Avril Lavigne's Canon campaigns and Smirnoff's Green Tea Partay viral video sung by Sebastian Siegel.[ citation needed ]

Target Corporation Retail chain in the United States

Target Corporation is the eighth-largest retailer in the United States, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Founded by George Dayton and headquartered in Minneapolis, the company was originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902 before being renamed the Dayton's Dry Goods Company in 1903 and later the Dayton Company in 1910. The first Target store opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962 while the parent company was renamed the Dayton Corporation in 1967. It became the Dayton-Hudson Corporation after merging with the J.L. Hudson Company in 1969 and held ownership of several department store chains including Dayton's, Hudson's, Marshall Field's, and Mervyn's.

Nike, Inc. American athletic equipment company

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. It is the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$24.1 billion in its fiscal year 2012. As of 2012, it employed more than 44,000 people worldwide. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses. As of 2017, the Nike brand is valued at $29.6 billion. Nike ranked No. 89 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

National Football League Professional American football league

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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. [4]

Al Pacino American actor

Alfredo James Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He has received numerous accolades and honors both competitive and honorary, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the National Medal of Arts. He is one of few performers to have won a competitive Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony Award for acting, dubbed the "Triple Crown of Acting".

<i>Scarface</i> (1983 film) 1983 crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma

Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name. The film tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing and rises to become a powerful drug kingpin. The cast also features Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

CNN American news channel

Cable News Network (CNN) is an American news-based pay television channel owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.

Klasfeld made his feature film writing and directorial debut in 2005 with The L.A. Riot Spectacular . [5] [6] [7] He has also directed for the HBO show Oz.

The L.A. Riot Spectacular is a 2005 satire film about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and directed by music video director Marc Klasfeld, the film stars Emilio Estevez, Snoop Dogg, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Durning, Christopher McDonald, Michael Buffer, Ted Levine, Jonathan Lipnicki and Ron Jeremy.

<i>Oz</i> (TV series) American drama television series

Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the premium cable network HBO. Oz premiered on July 12, 1997 and ran for six seasons; the series finale aired February 23, 2003.

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

Partial videography

1994 Eric Roberson "The Moon" [8]
1997 Born Jamericans "Yardcore" [9]
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"
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"
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"
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?)"
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"
2007Vanessa 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"
2009Nerina Pallot"Real Late Starter"
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"
Neon Trees "Your Surrender" ( Prom Version)
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"
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"
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" [10]
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"
DNCE feat. Nicki Minaj "Kissing Strangers"
Kid Rock"Podunk"
CNCO & Little Mix"Reggaetón Lento (Remix)"

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