Klasfeld (right) working with Justin Timberlake
|Alma mater||NYU Tisch School of the Arts|
Marc Klasfeld is an American music video director.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.
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.
Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered one of the best rappers of all time, he is regarded as one of the world's most significant cultural icons and has been a global figure in popular culture for over two decades.
His hit video for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again"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. 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.
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.
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" 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.
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, [ citation needed ]Avril Lavigne's Canon campaigns and Smirnoff's Green Tea Partay viral video sung by Sebastian Siegel.
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. 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.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
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.
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".
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.
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 .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.
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.
|1994||Eric Roberson||"The Moon"|
|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"|
|Canibus||"I Honor U"|
|Shaggy||"Luv Me, Luv Me"|
|1999||Juvenile||"Follow Me Now"|
|B.G.||"Cash Money Is An Army"|
|8Ball & MJG||"We Started This"|
|Rakim||"When I B On Tha Mic"|
|"What Means the World to You"|
|Nelly||"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"|
|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"|
|St. Lunatics||"Midwest Swing"|
|Alien Ant Farm||"Smooth Criminal"|
|Jay Z||"Girls, Girls, Girls"|
|"Ride wit Me"|
|Bad Ronald||"Let's Begin"|
|Saliva||"Click Click Boom"|
|Sum 41||"Fat Lip"|
|"In Too Deep"|
|2002||3 Doors Down||"When I'm Gone"|
|Vanessa Carlton||"A Thousand Miles"|
|Jermaine Dupri & Ludacris||"Welcome to Atlanta"|
|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"|
|"The Hell Song"|
|2003||Alien Ant Farm||"These Days"|
|Bon Jovi||"All About Lovin' You"|
|Foo Fighters||"Times Like These" (Second Version)|
|Hot Action Cop||"Fever for the Flava"|
|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"|
|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)|
|Nerina Pallot||"Everybody's Gone to War"|
|Taking Back Sunday||"MakeDamnSure"|
|2007||Vanessa Carlton||"Nolita Fairytale"|
|Chamillionaire & Slick Rick||"Hip Hop Police"/"Evening News"|
|The Last Goodnight||"Pictures of You"|
|Avril Lavigne||"When You're Gone"|
|Shop Boyz||"Party Like a Rockstar"|
|Sum 41||"Underclass Hero"|
|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||Nerina 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)"|
|James Blunt||"So Far Gone"|
|Far East Movement & Ryan Tedder||"Rocketeer"|
|Nelly||"Move That Body"|
|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"|
|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"|
|Bella Thorne & Zendaya||"Fashion Is My Kryptonite"|
|Train||"50 Ways to Say Goodbye"|
|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"|
|Florida Georgia Line & Luke Bryan||"This Is How We Roll"|
|David Guetta||"Lovers on the Sun"|
|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"|
|Silentó||"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"|
|Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor||"Marvin Gaye"|
|Jesse & Joy & Alejandro Sanz||"No Soy Una de Esas"|
|Fitz and The Tantrums||"HandClap"|
|Frances||"Say It Again"|
|The Head and the Heart||"All We Ever Knew"|
|Nick Jonas||"Under You"|
|Sum 41||"Fake My Own Death"|
|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"|
|CNCO & Little Mix||"Reggaetón Lento (Remix)"|
Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
"Complicated" is the debut single by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, it was released on 14 May 2002 as the lead single from her debut album, Let Go. It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix, and produced by The Matrix. The single reached number one in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland and number three in the United Kingdom. Based on its chart performance, the song is Lavigne's second most successful single and was one of the most successful releases of 2002 with sales of over 3 million copies sold worldwide. Lavigne broke a record set by Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" when "Complicated" held the number one spot on the Adult Top 40 chart for 16 weeks in a row. "Complicated" was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Taran Hourie Killam is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his television work on shows such as The Amanda Show, Wild 'n Out, Mad TV, and Saturday Night Live. Killam is also known for his portrayal of a teen pop star in the 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs.
An NRJ Music Award is an award presented by the French radio station NRJ to honor the best in the French and worldwide music industry.
"When You're Gone" is a song by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. It was written for Lavigne's 2007 album, The Best Damn Thing. It was co-written and produced by Walker and Welch and released as the album's second single on 19 June 2007.
Loaded is a half-hour-long series on the public TV station Fuse TV. During the show, videos from one specific artist play. Usually there is a mix of old and new videos for each artist. Depending on the video length there are between 5 and 6 videos per episode.
The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2003, honoring the best music videos from June 1, 2002, to June 9, 2003. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This year's ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.
Park Jae-sang, known professionally as Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.
"Gangnam Style" is the 18th K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album Psy 6, Part 1, and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. On December 21, 2012, "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. The song's music video has been viewed over 3.3 billion times on YouTube, and was the most viewed video on YouTube from November 24, 2012, when it surpassed the music video for "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, to July 10, 2017, when it was surpassed by the music video for "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.
"Gangnam Style" is a single released by South Korean rapper Psy on July 15, 2012. It has achieved widespread international recognition and became the most viewed YouTube video, becoming the first one to gain a billion views on December 21, 2012. "Gangnam Style"'s unprecedented worldwide popularity was acknowledged by YouTube, who called it a "massive" hit at a global level "unlike anything we've ever seen before" while Billboard noted that "Gangnam Style" was nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon. As a result, it has influenced worldwide popular culture in many aspects.
The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards were held on Sunday June 16, 2013 at the MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Demi Lovato was the first performer announced. Psy served as co-host and a performer.
The music video of "Gangnam Style" by recording artist Psy is currently the sixth most viewed and the fourth most liked video on YouTube. It was directed by Cho Soo-hyun. The music video was filmed in Seoul for 48 straight hours. The video was premiered on July 15, 2012 and was later made available to download digitally on October 19. In the music video Psy "pokes fun at the style of Seoul's Gangnam-gu, a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle". In December 2012, the music video was the first to hit 1 billion views on the video-sharing website YouTube and in June 2014 the video had surpassed 2 billion views. As of March 2019, the video has received over 3.3 billion views.
"Marvin Gaye" is the debut single recorded by American singer Charlie Puth featuring American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. Atlantic Records released it on February 10, 2015, as the lead single from Puth's debut album, Nine Track Mind (2016), which first appeared on his third EP, Some Type of Love (2015). Puth co-wrote it with Julie Frost, Jacob Luttrell and Nick Seeley, and produced it alone.
American singer Charlie Puth has released two studio albums, three extended plays, one video album, nine singles, and three promotional singles. Puth released two extended plays, The Otto Tunes (2010) and Ego (2013), as an independent artist. In 2015 he signed with Atlantic Records and released his debut single "Marvin Gaye", which features guest vocals from Meghan Trainor. The single has been certified 2× Platinum in Australia, topped the charts in New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Puth wrote, co-produced, and was featured on a song with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again", included in the Furious 7 soundtrack. On May 1, 2015, Puth released an EP, Some Type of Love. The pre-order for Puth's debut studio album Nine Track Mind started on August 20, 2015 along with the second single "One Call Away". The album was officially released on January 29, 2016.