Marc Klasfeld

Marc Klasfeld is an American music video director.[1] He has directed over two hundred music videos for artists such as Slipknot, Sum 41, 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.

Marc Klasfeld
United States
Alma materNYU Tisch School of the Arts

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.

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.

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 shown on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox News.[4]

Klasfeld made his 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.

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

Partial videography

Klasfeld on set
Year Artist Video
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 Music"
*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 "It's 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"
2007 Vanessa 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"
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)"
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"
Nelly "Gone"
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)"
2018 Liam Payne "Familiar"
Nevada feat. Loote "Don't Call Me"
Eros Ramazzotti "Per le strade una canzone"
James Bay "Wild Love"
Little Mix feat. Nicki Minaj "Woman Like Me"
JoJo Siwa "Dream"
Jessie J "Queen"
2019 AMMF "High Hopes"
Mabel "Mad Love"
Noah Kahan "Mess"
JoJo Siwa "Celebrate" & "BOP"
Yella Breezy "Rich MF"
Las Villa "Nadita"
Emma Bunton "Please Don't Stop"
Evan Konrad "Come On Snake, Let's Rattle"
JoJo Siwa "World Wide Party"
Akon/Becky G "Como No"
Bon Jovi "Limitless & Beautiful Day"
Disney "Just Gotta Rewind"
Yo Gotti "Pose"
Ozzy "Straight to Hell"
AJ Mitchell "Unstoppable"
Ded "Sex Sells"
2020 JoJo Siwa "WWP Remix" & "Nonstop"
Ozzy Osbourne "Scary Little Green Men"
Jojo "Man"
Ded "Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)"
Mattel Cave Club


  1. "Marc Klasfeld". The New York Times.
  2. YouTube has a new all-time chart-topper: Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again feat. Charlie Puth" surpassed Psy's "Gangnam Style" as the most-watched video on the Google-owned service late Monday, breaking a nearly five-year-long streak for the Korean pop sensation.
  3. Savage, Mark (July 11, 2017). "Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube". BBC News. BBC Online. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. "'Scarface School Play' director steps forward: 'It was a lot of fun'". The Los Angeles Times. 2010-03-30.
  5. Olsen, Mark (2006-08-11). "'L.A. Riot' comes up far short of spectacular". The Los Angeles Times.
  6. Dreisinger, Baz (2005-06-19). "Can laughs meet riot?". The Los Angeles Times.
  7. L.A. Weekly Film Critics (2006-08-09). "Film Reviews". LA Weekly.
  8. "Eric Roberson - The Moon". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  9. "Born Jamericans - 'Yardcore (version 1)'". (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  10. "Biffy Clyro 'Howl' by Marc Klasfeld". Promo News. 10 Aug 2016.
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