"The video explores how human existence might be affected by the elements of Transformers robots and the threat of the Decepticons," Linkin Park turntablist Joe Hahn, who directed the video, told Noisecreep. "What would it be like to be citizens in a decaying universe? I tried a lot of new things here, and we had a lot of fun shooting it."
Both of Hahn's points are made abundantly clear in the behind-the-scenes clip as well as in the finished video. Hahn says that the goal of the video is to combine the soulfulness of what the band does with the soulfulness of the film.