Mark is a cinematographer and cameraman specialising in underwater, factual and wildlife programmes, both presenter-led and pure wildlife behaviour. He brings a wide range of technical abilities and experience to offer production companies a strong repertoire of skills in television production and commercial promos.
Mark’s underwater cinematography features in the film Jago: A Life Underwater, which won the Grand Teton Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015. Jago has been nominated in five Wildscreen Panda Award categories, including cinematography, at the forthcoming Wildscreen Festival in October 2016.
Mark is well known for his strong abilities in actuality/sync, wildlife behaviour and presenter-led programmes both topside and underwater. He has made over 100 short wildlife/sync films for The One Show and ‘The Watches’ (Springwatch etc) and has worked as Director of Photography on a number of commercial promo films for clients including Revlon, Pearly King Jeans and The Wolf Run.
Mark is an HSE commercial diver (with 850+ dives) and a qualified rebreather diver/owner (rEvo and Poseidon Se7en) with around 300 total logged CCR hours. He has filmed topside and underwater on productions including Springwatch, The One Show, Deadly 60, Big Blue UK and ITV1 series Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall (Plimsoll Productions).
Mark’s underwater camerawork featured in the David Attenborough narrated Wild City Islands programme, about the wildlife of Singapore, broadcast on Channel NewsAsia in March 2016. He has also assisted on a number of underwater blue chip shoots with the Blue Planet II and Silverback/Disneynature teams.
Mark owns a range of cameras, Canon EF lenses, grip and lighting equipment, including a Sony FS7 with underwater housing, all of which is available to hire to productions.
A full page of his kit is coming soon to this website, please call with enquiries.
Mark is currently filming both underwater and topside on a 10×1 hour wildlife behaviour series in Oman, about the wildlife of Arabia for Blue Ant Media (Canada) with Blink Films (London).
He is available again from November 2016.
Mark has worked on a number of mainstream broadcast productions in recent years, both topside and underwater:
Wild City Islands (2016)
Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall (2016)
Big Blue UK (2015)
Springwatch (2014 & 2015)
The One Show (2012 – present)
Wild Britain with Ray Mears (2012)
Natural World Special: Attenborough’s Ark (2012)
Deadly 60 (2012)
A creative eye, calm under pressure, an editorial head, technically savvy, physically fit, a good sense of humour and with a healthy body of work, Mark is a valuable asset to any team in the field.
Mark Sharman cinematography
07779 227307 | email@example.com
Bristol cameraman | underwater cameraman | sync cameraman | wildlife cameraman
Director of photography | lighting cameraman | camera operator | cinematographer | cinematography | DoP
HSE diver | commercial diver | rebreather diver | rEvo CCR | professional diver
Kit hire | camera hire | camera rental | broadcast hire | video gear hire | broadcast rental | Bristol camera hire
Underwater housings | Canon EF lens hire | Sony FS7 | Canon 5D mkIII | FS7 underwater housing
Sealux FS7 housing | Nauticam 5DIII housing | underwater lights | Keldan underwater light
DJI Ronin hire | underwater quad | Ronford Baker F4 head | Rotolight Anova | LED panel light
Jago A Life Underwater