Samuel Bayer


Samuel Bayer

Samuel David Bayer (born in 17 February 1962 in Syracuse, New York) is an American commercial and music video director.

A graduate of New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 1987 with a degree in Fine Arts, he moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and became a popular director during the alternative rock era. He has directed videos for The Strokes, Nirvana, Hole and Green Day. Bayer claims that the reason he was chosen to direct "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was because his test reel was so bad. [Classic Albums, Nirvana - Nevermind (DVD)] . Bayer won Director of the Year at the MTV Awards in 2005 and 2007.

Several of Bayer's commercials have won the Clio. Clients include "Coca-Cola", "Toyota", "Intel", "Cadillac", "Acura", "Nissan", "Mercedes-Benz", "Pepsi Cola", "Lincoln Aviator", "Sony", "The U.S. Army" and "Jeep". His "Nike" spot won an Association of Independent Commercial Producers award for best direction in 1997.

Music video filmography

1991

* Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
* Ozzy Osbourne - "Mama, I'm Coming Home"

1992

* Iron Maiden - "Wasting Love"
* Blind Melon - "Tones of Home"
* Blind Melon - "No Rain"
* The Ramones - "Poison Heart"
* Suicidal Tendencies - "Nobody Hears"
* Public Image Ltd. - "Covered"
* The Wonderstuff - "On the Ropes"
* John Lee Hooker - "This is Hip"
* The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Far, Gone, & Out"
* The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Almost Gold"
* Robbie Robertson - "Go Back To Your Woods"

1993

* Pat Benatar - "Somebody's Baby"
* Melissa Etheridge - "Come To My Window"
* Candlebox - "You"
* Rush - "Stick it out"
* Buffalo Tom - "I'm Allowed"
* The Charlatans - "I Don't Want to See the Sights"
* The Charlatans - "Weirdo"

1994

* Sybil Vane - "Pixy"
* Corrosion of Conformity - "Albatross"
* Cracker - "Nothing to Believe In"
* The Devlins - "Someone To Talk To"
* Melissa Etheridge - "If I Wanted To"
* Fishbone - "Unyielding Conviction (Servitude Also)"
* Tears for Fears - "Elemental"
* Blind Melon - "Change"
* Toad The Wet Sprocket - "Fall Down"
* The Cranberries - "Zombie"
* The Cranberries - "Ode to My Family"
* Hole - "Doll Parts"
* The Offspring - "Gotta Get Away"
* Eve's Plum - "Die Like Someone"

1995

* Collective Soul - "Breathe"
* All - "Million Bucks"
* The Cult - "Star"
* The The - "I Saw The Light"
* Garbage - "Vow"
* The Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
* David Bowie - "The Heart's Filthy Lesson"
* David Bowie - "Strangers When We Meet"
* The Cranberries - "Ridiculous Thoughts"
* The Cranberries - "I Can't Be With You"
* John Lee Hooker - "Chill Out"
* The Offspring - "Gotta Get Away"

1996

* Sheryl Crow - "Home"
* Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
* Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
* Metallica - "Until It Sleeps"
* Afghan Whigs - "Honky's Ladder"
* John Mellencamp - "Just Another Day"
* Cracker - "I Hate My Generation"

1997

* The Rolling Stones - "Anybody Seen My Baby?"
* LL Cool J - "Father"

1998

* The Rolling Stones - "Saint of Me"
* Sheryl Crow - "My Favorite Mistake"
* John Mellencamp - "Your Life Is Now"

1999

* Everlast - "Ends"
* Marilyn Manson - "Coma White"
* Natalie Imbruglia - "Identify"
* Robbie Williams - "Angels"

2000

* Lenny Kravitz - "Black Velveteen"
* Marilyn Manson - "Disposable Teens"

2001

* Blink-182 - "Stay Together for the Kids"
* Aerosmith - "Sunshine"
* Lenny Kravitz - "Dig In"

2002

* Papa Roach - "Time And Time Again"

2003

* Good Charlotte - "Hold On"

2004

* Green Day - "American Idiot"
* Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

2005

* Green Day - "Holiday"
* Green Day - "Wake Me Up When September Ends"
* Green Day - "Jesus of Suburbia"

2006

* The Strokes - "Heart in a Cage"
* The Strokes - "You Only Live Once"
* My Chemical Romance - "Welcome to the Black Parade"
* My Chemical Romance - "Famous Last Words"

2007

* Justin Timberlake - "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
* Green Day - "Working Class Hero"

References

External links

* [http://www.hsiproductions.com/ShowDirector.aspx?pkey=9&m=1 Bayer's commercial work and biography at the site of the production company HSI Productions]
* [http://www.hsiproductions.com/ShowDirector.aspx?pkey=9&m=2 Bayer's promo work and biography at the site of the production company HSI Productions]
* [http://www.hsilondon.co.uk/Director.aspx?id=62 Bayer's commercial work and biography at the site of the production company HSI London]
* [http://www.hsilondon.co.uk/Director.aspx?id=64 Bayer's promo work and biography at the site of the production company HSI London]
* [http://www.methodstudios.com/people/122.html Bayer's work at the site of the SFX company Method Studio]
* [http://www.geekstinkbreath.net/greenday/article/sam-the-bear/ Biography and picture at geekstinkbreath.net]


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