Mark Romanek

From Weezerpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mark Romanek
Mark Romanek.jpg
Background information
Birth name Mark Romanek
Born September 18, 1959
Years active 1986–present
Website Twitter

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."

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.[1] 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.

See also


  1. Cuomo, Rivers. The Pinkerton Diaries. 2011