More Than Just A Gift
Mark is now one of London’s familiar and established Food, Liquid and Tabletop Director/DOP’s and is also well versed in the ‘dark arts’ of high speed, motion control and VFX, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Always client friendly and able to deliver stunning visual imagery with style and a smile, have made Mark the go to when creative briefs are becoming ever more changing and fluid. Mark loves the challenge of innovation and being able to think on his feet, but also his ability to create those happy accidents that occasionally appear down a lens which clients love. In an ever evolving and sometimes chaotic content driven world Mark is established as an easy going, charming and most importantly, a safe pair of hands.
For over 10 years Mark ran one of London’s busiest and most successful motion control studios at SVC and began to excel in one of the industries ‘black arts’. This allowed him to develop his lighting skills & techniques – specifically with regards to shooting for a creative post-production solution.
He soon ended up with an extensive & loyal client base in both the advertising & television industries. This time spent in a post-production led environment gave him an invaluable knowledge of shooting with compositing in mind!
In 2007 Mark started to work as a Director/DOP with leading production companies such as Park Village and then Steam Media. This has given him an extensive grounding in directing commercials in the UK and he has now directed spots for most of the UK leading advertising agencies from Saatchi’s, DDB, BBH, AMV, Grey, Publicis, Leo Burnetts, Mother, Havas etc… having shot for Coca Cola, Ford, Kelloggs, L’Oreal, Carling, Heineken, Apple, Adidas, Nike, Birdseye, Lurpak & Nespresso (to name a very few).
Whilst shooting mainly food, liquid and live action and product driven commercials at the moment, Mark still maintains close ties with some of London’s leading facilities houses & continues to shoot a considerable amount of their & effects sequences … His ability to create a warm client friendly atmosphere on a shoot are legendary and his undeniable talent and visuals speak for themselves.