|Birth name||Mark Romanek|
|Born||September 18, 1959|
Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an American music video director. He is known for directing numerous music videos including "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, "Criminal" by Fiona Apple, and "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. At three awards, he holds the record for most Grammy awards for music video direction. He directed the music video for Weezer's "El Scorcho."
Rivers Cuomo felt very strongly about keeping his videos gimmick-free during the promotion for Pinkerton. His was concerned that success of the band came out of the "Buddy Holly" music video rather than out of his skill as a songwriter. During production of the video for "El Scorcho", Cuomo and Romanek disagreed about editing decisions, which led to Romanek removing his directing credit. Two slightly different edits of the video were released, one supervised by the band which aired on MTV, and a "Director's Cut" (Romanek's version) which has since supplanted the former, appearing on the band's official YouTube channel and on the DVD Video Capture Device.
- ↑ Cuomo, Rivers. The Pinkerton Diaries. 2011