When Korn released the music video for “Freak on a Leash” it won three awards and was retired from MTV’s Total Request Live. The music video, directed by Todd McFarlane in Los Angels, explores both animation and live performances mixed together.
In the video below, watch the behind the scenes making of the music video for “Freak on a Leash”. Korn meet up with video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to discuss their ideas for the music video. When explaining their idea for the video, Dayton tells the members of Korn, “think of it like an episode of Twilight Zone. It’s going to be this black room, this sorta weird space that’s full of bullet holes, but it’s all like smooth black walls, so it’s not in this world.”
The whole inspiration behind the concept for the music video was actually the album art from Follow The Leader. The video starts with one minute of animation, where you’re in the world of the album cover image, and then the magic bullet rips through that world and into ours. Everything turns 3D and you see the band perform the song.
Watch the clip to see the behind the scenes making of “Freak on a Leash”.