Music Video Director Joe Hahn


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Music Video Director Joe Hahn

  1. 1. Music Video Director – Joe Hahn<br />Personal Biography: <br />Joseph "Joe" Hahn was born the youngest of three children (he has two older sisters) on March 15, 1977 in Dallas, Texas, but he grew up in Glendale, California. Hahn is a second generation Korean American. Hahn graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale in 1995. He then studied at the Art Center of College of Design in Pasadena but did not graduate. On February 15, 2005, Hahn married Karen Benedit; the couple divorced in 2009.<br />Career Biography:<br />Hahn began deejaying in high school, and he studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In college, he met Mike Shinoda, and joined his band Xero, which later became known as Linkin Park. Hahn and Shinoda guested in The X-Ecutioners' hit single "It's Going Down”. Hahn also guested in Shinoda's Fort Minor album The Rising Tied. Hahn has directed several of Linkin Park's music videos, such as those for "Numb", "From the Inside", "What I've Done", "Somewhere I Belong", "Pts.OF.Athrty", "New Divide", "Bleed it Out" and "Iridescent”. <br />He has also directed videos for Story of the Year, Xzibit, and Alkaline Trio. In a 2003 interview, he told MTV that film-making was his true passion, and that "doing the music was more of an extra thing”. Outside of his work in music, Hahn provided special effects work on The X-Files and the miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. He also directed a short film called The Seed, and acquired the rights to produce a film adaption of China Miéville's novel King Rat. Recently, Hahn directed the trailer for the video game Medal of Honor, featuring Linkin Park's single "The Catalyst”.<br />Hahn also directed the music video for "The Catalyst", which premiered on August 26, 2010, as well as the music video for Linkin Park's "Waiting for the End" and "Burning in the Skies". On April 13, 2011, Mike Shinoda confirmed on his blog that the music video for "Iridescent" will be directed by Hahn. Hahn became the first Korean American to receive a Grammy when the band won the 2002 award for Best Hard Rock Performance.<br />
  2. 2. Music Videos Directed By Joe Hahn<br />Linkin Park<br />One Step Closer<br />Papercut<br />In the End<br />Somewhere I Belong<br />From the Inside<br />Breaking the Habit<br />Numb<br />Leave Out All the Rest<br />Bleed It Out<br />Shadow of the Day<br />What I've Done<br />New Divide<br />The Catalyst<br />Burning in the Skies<br />Waiting for the End<br />Iridescent<br />
  3. 3. Linkin Park Association – “DJ Joseph Hahn is far and away the most creative member of Linkin Park. Hahn isn't just "that guy in the back" behind his turntables at concerts, he's also infamous for some of LP's trademark, unique music videos. From flying whales in "In The End" to long-legged elephant-spider hybrids in "Somewhere I Belong", Joe always finds ways to make the music videos he directs memorable, intriguing, and eye-catching.”<br />Joe Hahn is connected with one record label, Warner Bros.<br />
  4. 4. From the videos that Joe Hahn has directed I can see that his genre of music is rock as he has directed all of Linkin Park’s music videos, from the very beginning. In the link below on the picture, we can see a video of Joe Hahn directed Linkin Park’s Iridescent music video for the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie.<br />Joe Hahn’s mark that we can see through all of Linkin Park’s music videos are that he creates this almost fantasy life that isn’t normal to a persons everyday life, for example, we see in ‘Leave Out All The Rest’ the band are on a space ship in the middle of space, and in ‘In The End’ and ‘Somewhere I Belong’ Joe has created these mystical characters from animals that would never go together.<br />We can see that throughout the video Joe creates a fantasy/dream like world that he creates for Linkin Park to be in as part of the lyrics and music of the song which would relate to Goodwin’s theory of lyrics & music relationship towards the visual. <br />