The video was directed by Lawrence Carroll, who first worked with the band in 1996 on the visual for "Photograph
." The girl in the "Overboard" video is Carroll's daughter, Rory. "We had a small crew and we did it," Vander Ark told Songfacts
. "That's a testament to him and his cinematographer. They were great, tireless workers for three days, on the set at four in the morning to catch the sunrise in the winter. It was freezing, but everybody got in the water. It was in Lake Superior, which was half frozen."