Marc Klasfeld is an American music video director. He has directed over two hundred music videos for artists such as Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly, Foo Fighters, Jewel, Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith and many others with multiple MTV award wins and nominations.
Marc Klasfeld wrote and directed commercials, independent films, and documentaries. He is also the founder of Rockhard, a music video production company that also houses directors Ray Kay, Sanaa Hamri, Sarah Chatfield, Mickey Finnegan, Mark Staubach and Steve Jocz. Rockhard has produced videos for Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Prince, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, Willow Smith, Adam Lambert, Big Time Rush and many others. He is also a director of television commercials for Nike, NFL, NBA, Motorola, Reebok, Cartoon Network and Hummer. His best known commercial work is for ESPN's This is Sportscenter campaign, Hammer Pants Dance for the A&E Network's reality show Hammertime, Avril Lavigne's Canon campaigns and Smirnoff's Green Tea Partay viral video sang by Sebastian Siegel.
His first independent feature film which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, was The L.A. Riot Spectacular, a satirical look at the 1992 Los Angeles riots. It starred Charles Dutton, Emilio Estevez, George Hamilton and Snoop Dogg. Klasfeld has also directed episodic television for the HBO series Oz. 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 a viral sensation that was featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox News Channel, including Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Work with Sky FerreiraEdit
Marc Klasfeld directed Sky Ferreira's United States debut single.
- "Obsession" (2010)