Mark Sharman Cinematography. Underwater, people and wildlife.
Mark is an award-winning cameraman best known for creating cinematic visuals and sequence aesthetics in underwater and wildlife film-making. His creative eye and technical experience offer production companies a wide range of skills and knowledge, which Mark has gained from key involvement in presenter-led and pure wildlife behaviour television productions, cinematic film-making and commercial promotions.
Award-winning underwater cinematography
Mark's underwater cinematography features in Jago: A Life Underwater, an independent film which won the Cinematography (small crew) Panda Award at the Wildscreen Festival in October 2016 as well as the prestigious Grand Teton Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015.
In March 2017, Jago won four Royal Television Society West of England Awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Documentary, beating Planet Earth II to the cinematography award in the process.
Highly motivated, Mark is committed to exceeding expectations. He has captured over 100 short wildlife / sync films for The One Show and Springwatch / Autumnwatch / Winterwatch and has filmed underwater and topside on popular TV productions including Deadly 60, Big Blue UK and Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall. In addition, he has worked on a number of blue chip underwater shoots for Blue Planet II and Silverback (Disneynature). As a versatile cameraman, Mark has also operated as Director of Photography on a series of commercial promotions for clients such as Revlon, Pearly King Jeans and The Wolf Run.
An experienced HSE Commercial Diver (with almost 900 dives) and a qualified rebreather diver / owner (firstly with Poseidon Se7en, now with rEvo), Mark has logged 320+ CCR hours in the process.
Mark owns a Sony FS7 with underwater housing plus a full range of Canon EF lenses and an arsenal of other kit suitable for production; please refer to the Equipment Hire section for further details.
Traveling the world with his work, Mark's most recent project, a ten x one hour series covering the wildlife of Arabia, involved both underwater and topside pure wildlife behaviour filming in Oman.
Mark lives in West Sussex, UK , but makes regular visits to Bristol and London and is currently in Costa Rica filming for Blue Planet II. Please contact Mark to discuss his availability for 2017.