Director Case Study
By Gemma Whitehead
Sam Bayer has directed commercials, films and a wide variety of
music videos. He is not a fan of shooting digitally as he made it into
the industry without all the electronic equipment we have today.
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Ramones - Poison Heart Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window
David Bowie - Hearts filthy lessonTears for fears - Elemental
Sheryl Crow - Home
The Rolling Stones - Anybody Seen My Baby
LL Cool J - Father
These are all videos by Sam Bayer from the 1990’s these nine are my
favourite style of his videos from the 90’s.
Blink 182 – Stay together for the kidsMarilyn Manson – "Disposable Teens"
These videos are his more recent ones. Sam Bayer is very
mainstream with his rock videos but does try to make
them stand out by being very unusual so you could argue
he is not main stream. Many band and artists admire him
for his work with big bands such ad Green Day and Blink
182 as their videos are recognised all over the world.
I think that the director Samuel Bayer who has made some of the most iconic
videos, really captures the bands ideas as well as his own to create this
extravagant music video. I really admire how music videos of today are more
about telling a story rather than just on a stage performing to an audience with
close up shots. The use of a macro lens enhances the blur effect and I really like
the slow motion used within this video, its at just the right times. The band also
designed the costumes themselves which I think clearly shows their individuality
and the fact that they want to be different and extreme.