Auburn Native Is Up For A Grammy For Sia’s “Chandelier” Video
Auburn native Jack Hogan will be attending the Grammy Awards for his second time, but this time he is actually up for an award for work he did with Sia's "Chandelier" video.
Looks like luck has been on Jack Hogan's side on more than one occasion. Hogan started out studying biology and following in his in his family's footsteps, working at a dental office.
Hogan was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to go see the Grammys in 2003. He says he always had an obsession with the Grammys.
He later decided dentistry wasn't for him and applied to the Television, Radio, and Film Master's program at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, which he was accepted into in 2006.
Since graduation, Hogan has been living in Los Angeles. He's had the opportunity to work on music projects with artists like Rod Stewart, John Legend, and of course, Sia.
This Sunday Hogan returns to the Grammys. He is nominated for "Best Music Video" for his work he did on Sia's music video for "Chandelier." Hogan was a producer for the video.
According to syracuse.com,
Hogan's job on the video, he said, was to make the shoot happen. He arranged transport, logistics, catering and allocated funding for the shoot.
"The director brings the creative vision, we make it happen for the money."
That "we" includes Jennifer Heath, the other producer on the video. Hogan and Heath share the nomination with the two directors: Sia and Daniel Askill. The same group teamed up again to create Sia's next video, "Elastic Heart," featuring Ziegler and actor Shia LaBeouf.
Sia's "Chandelier" video has had more than 500 million views on YouTube. Fingers crossed it wins for "Best Music Video," and another New York native chalks up a big win!