The music video was directed by Wayne Isham, one of the most successful music video makers of all time. Early on, he did a lot of hair metal videos ("Home Sweet Home
" by Mötley Crüe, "18 And Life
" by Skid Row). He later veered toward pop, working with Britney Spears and 'N Sync.
For "In My Dreams," Isham brought the rain, having Don Dokken sing in a deluge and contrasting it with shots of scorched earth.