Mark Sharman Cinematography. Underwater, people and wildlife.
Mark is a dedicated cinematographer and cameraman best known for applying cinematic visuals and sequence aesthetics in the fields of 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 Grand Teton Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015. Jago was also nominated in five Wildscreen Panda Award categories and won the Panasonic Cinematography (small crew) Award at the Wildscreen Festival in October 2016.
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 850+ dives) and a qualified rebreather diver / owner (rEvo and Poseidon Se7en) Mark has logged 300+ CCR hours. Mark owns a Sony FS7 with underwater housing plus an arsenal of other kit suitable for production; please refer to the Equipment Hire section for further details.
Mark travels the world with his work; he is currently working on a (ten x one hour) series covering the wildlife of Arabia for which he is filming both underwater and topside in Oman.