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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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 2021 The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (segment director)
 2019 Lexus GX - Levels (Short)
 2016 Mudcrutch: I Forgive It All (Music Video short) (co-director)
 2016 Garbage: Empty (Music Video)
 2015 Jesse & Joy: Echoes of Love (Music Video)
 2014/I Maroon 5: Animals (Music Video)
 2013 Black Tongue (Short)
 2012 Green Day: Kill the DJ (Music Video)
 2012 Green Day: Oh Love (Music Video)
 2012 The David Documentary (Short)
 2010 Installing Love (Short)
 2007 Absolute Garbage (Video) (videos "Vow", "Only Happy When It Rains", "Stupid Girl")
 2007 Green Day: Working Class Hero (Music Video short)
 2006 P!Nk: Who Knew (Music Video)
 2006 The Strokes: Heart in a Cage (Music Video)
 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 (Music Video)
 2005 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video) (video "Gotta Get Away")
 2005 Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends (Music Video short)
 2005/I Max (Short)
 2005 Green Day: Holiday (Music Video)
 2004 Lest We Forget: The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Coma White", "Rock Is Dead", "Disposable Teens")
 2004 Green Day: American Idiot (Music Video)
 2004 The Very Best of Sheryl Crow: The Videos (Video) (videos "My Favorite Mistake", "Home")
 2003 Good Charlotte: Hold On (Music Video)
 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")
 2002 Papa Roach: Time and Time Again (Music Video)
 2001 Lenny Kravitz: Dig In (Music Video)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (video "Bullet With Butterfly Wings")
 2001 Aerosmith: Sunshine (Music Video)
 2001 Poison: Greatest Video Hits (Video documentary) (video "Stand")
 2000 Marilyn Manson: Disposable Teens (Music Video)
 2000 Lenny Kravitz: Black Velveteen (Music Video)
 1999 God Is in the T.V. (Video documentary) (videos "Coma White", "Rock Is Dead")
 1999 Marilyn Manson: Coma White (Music Video)
 1999 Marilyn Manson: Rock Is Dead (Music Video)
 1999 Everlast: Ends (Music Video)
 1998 The Rolling Stones: Saint of Me (Music Video)
 1998 Sheryl Crow: My Favorite Mistake (Music Video)
 1997 The Rolling Stones: Anybody Seen My Baby? (Music Video short)
 1996 Nothing to Believe In (Short)
 1996 Garbage (Video) (videos "Vow", "Stupid Girl", "Only Happy When It Rains")
 1996 Garbage: Stupid Girl (Music Video)
 1996 Metallica: Until It Sleeps (Music Video)
 1996 Garbage: Only Happy When It Rains (Music Video)
 1995 Tesla: Time's Makin' Changes - The Videos & More (Video documentary) (video "What You Give")
 1995 The Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts (Music Video short) (as Freckles Flynn)
 1995 The Offspring: Gotta Get Away (Music Video)
 1995 Garbage: Vow (Music Video)
 1995 The Cranberries: Ode to My Family (Music Video)
 1995 The The: I Saw the Light (Music Video)
 1994 Eve's Plum: Die Like Someone (Music Video)
 1994 Hole: Doll Parts (Music Video)
 1994 The Cult: Star (Music Video)
 1994 Toad the Wet Sprocket: Fall Down (Music Video)
 1994 The Cranberries: Zombie (Music Video)
 1994 Collective Soul: Breathe (Music Video)
 1994 Tears for Fears: Elemental (Music Video)
 1993 Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992 (Video documentary)
 1993 Candlebox: You (Music Video)
 1993 Rush: Stick It Out (Music Video)
 1993 Pat Benatar: Somebody's Baby (Music Video)
 1993 The Quireboys: Brother Louie (Music Video)
 1992 Blind Melon: No Rain (Music Video)
 1992 Iron Maiden: Fear of the Dark (Music Video)
 1992 Iron Maiden: Wasting Love (Music Video)
 1992 Tesla: What You Give (Music Video)
 1992 The Charlatans: Weirdo (Version 2) (Music Video)
 1992 The Ramones: Poison Heart (Music Video)
 1991 Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Breathe" for Collective Soul. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sam Bayer | Freckles Flynn

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Personal Quote:

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.


Graduated from Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio (the alma mater of Dwight Yoakam and Happy Chichester of Royal Crescent Mob) .

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