Neveldine & Taylor

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Neveldine/Taylor
Born Mark Neveldine &
Brian Taylor
Other names Neveldine & Taylor
Occupation Film directors, producers screenwriters, cinematographers and camera operators

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, known together professionally as Neveldine & Taylor or Neveldine/Taylor, are American filmmakers. Their written and directed productions are known for being dark, edgy and over the top, while maintaining a small budget. Both Neveldine and Taylor have written and directed several films together that include Crank, and its sequel, Crank: High Voltage.

Films

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor made their feature film debut with Crank, a 2006 film starring Jason Statham. The duo later wrote and produced the 2008 thriller Pathology. In 2009, Neveldine and Taylor wrote and directed Crank: High Voltage, a sequel to Crank, and Gamer, a science fiction action thriller starring Gerard Butler. The duo were originally slated to direct the film adaptation of DC Comics's Jonah Hex, but stepped down due to creative differences with film distributor Warner Bros. They are still credited as screenwriters for the film.[1] The duo directed Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012), the sequel to Ghost Rider.

Cinematography

Neveldine and Taylor frequently serve as camera operators for their films, and are known for having their films shot entirely in high-definition video. As camera operators, the duo are known for their "roller dolly" technique, which involves the camera shooting the film while on rollerblades. Taylor commented on this technique while filming Crank: "The Rollercam footage was really the most dramatic and technically challenging of the movie. Mark absolutely could not be tethered or restricted by any cables when blading at speeds up to 30mph..."[2]

For Crank: High Voltage, the duo used consumer-grade camcorders, such as the Canon HF10 and the Canon XH-A1. Neveldine commented on the use of these cameras: "We can put these cameras in places that people haven’t and we can put 10 of them in places where people haven't...And one of the things it allows us to do is we're doing this moving bullet time camera rig where we take 8 HF-10s and we put it on a light weight piece of speed rail and I can roller blade and skate around Jason Statham as he’s blasting down the street with a weapon and capture just rad images."[3] During the filming of Crank High Voltage, Neveldine and Taylor shot over 279 hours of footage during its 31 days of production.[4]

Neveldine and Taylor's third directorial effort, Gamer was the second feature film (following Che) to be shot with special hand-held Red One digital cameras.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role
2006 Crank Directors, screenwriters, executive producers, camera operator
2008 Pathology Producers, screenwriters, camera operators
2009 Crank: High Voltage Directors, screenwriters, executive producers, camera operators
Gamer
2010 Jonah Hex Screenwriters
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance[6] Directors, camera operators

References

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon. "Brolin's 'Jonah Hex' loses directors". Digital Spy. 
  2. ^ "HD captures moving target : United Kingdom". Sony. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "First Look: Corey Haim in Crank 2; Neveldine/Taylor Using Consumer-Grade Cameras to Shoot the Film". /Film. 
  4. ^ "Thomas Jane Not Jonah Hex; 279 Hours Footage Shot For Crank 2". /Film. 
  5. ^ "On the Set of Gerard Butler's New Sci-Fi Action Flick!". ComingSoon.net. 
  6. ^ "Neveldine and Taylor Confirmed for Ghost Rider 2". ComingSoon.net. July 16, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Mark Neveldine on IMDb
  • Brian Taylor on IMDb
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