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Samuel Bayer


Having photographed and directed hundreds of music videos and commercials over the last 15 years, Samuel Bayer has firmly established himself as one of the industry's most prolific and sought-after talents. A 1987 graduate of New York City's School of Visual Arts, Bayer was a painter who saw film and video as the perfect medium to deliver his art ... See full bio »

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 2013 Black Tongue (Short)
 2012 The David Documentary (Short)
 2010 Installing Love (Short)
 2007 Absolute Garbage (Video) (videos "Vow", "Only Happy When It Rains", "Stupid Girl")
 2006 Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (Video) (video "Until It Sleeps")
 2005 Green Day: Bullet in a Bible (Video documentary) (as Sam Bayer)
 2005 Blink 182: Greatest Hits (Video short) (video "Stay Together For The Kids")
 2005 Green Day: Jesus of Suburbia (Video short)
 2005 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video documentary) (video "Gotta Get Away")
 2005/I Max (Short)
 2004 Lest We Forget: The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Coma White", "Rock Is Dead", "Disposable Teens")
 2004 The Very Best of Sheryl Crow: The Videos (Video) (videos "My Favorite Mistake", "Home")
 2003 Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection (Video) (video "Somebody's Baby")
 2002 The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-2002 (Video) (segments "Zombie", "Ode to My Family", "Ridiculous Thoughts", "I Can't Be with You", as Freckles Flynn)
 2002 Best of Bowie (Video documentary) (videos "The Heart's Filthy Lesson", "Strangers When We Meet")
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (video "Bullet With Butterfly Wings")
 2001 Poison: Greatest Video Hits (Video documentary) (video "Stand")
 1999 God Is in the T.V. (Video documentary) (videos "Coma White", "Rock Is Dead")
 1996 Garbage (Video short) (videos "Vow", "Stupid Girl", "Only Happy When It Rains")
 1995 Tesla: Time's Makin' Changes - The Videos & More (Video documentary) (video "What You Give")
 1995 Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts (TV Movie) (as Freckles Flynn)
 1995 The Offspring: Gotta Get Away (Video short)
 1993 Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992 (Video documentary)
 1992 No Rain (Short)
 1991 Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Video short) (uncredited)
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TV commercial: Directed the "Stories" commercial for Footlocker. See more »

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Sam Bayer | Freckles Flynn
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I operated an HD camera once, and it's like having a race car without an engine. I'm always a little suspect when someone is telling me that HD is great and that it looks just like film. Why not just shoot film? When you're trying to emulate something else, there's something fundamentally wrong, and I think it becomes more complicated.

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