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