Demo Reel: 2014
A compilation of my best work from 2014 including several commercials, short films, music videos, and TV shows.
Cinematography, Directing, Film
Music Video: The Juliets - Here For You (In The Morning)
Here For You (In The Morning) is a music video performed by The Juliets from Toronto, Canada. I was the director, cinematographer, and editor on this piece.
Production Company: Revere Films
Director: Mark Klassen
Producers: Pat Murphy & Mark Klassen
Concept: Pat Murphy
Director of Photography: Mark Klassen
Editor: Mark Klassen
Colourist: Clinton Homuth - Alter Ego
Make Up: Macy Mirka
Production Assistant: Conor McCann
Playback: Aaron Brown
Commercial: Aerial Cinematography
A compilation of shots from a recent shoot for a private jet company. Shot on the Red Epic Dragon with Zeiss CP.2 Primes. Cinematographer: Mark Klassen
Blade & Skillet
DOP: Mark Klassen
Color: Alter Ego
Copyright © Blade & Skillet 2015
Art Direction, Cinematography
Selection of interview stills.
Toronto Star - Spring Gardening Tips
Director: Sandra Enns-Arnell
Production Company: 49th Estate Productions
DOP: Mark Klassen
Art Direction: Jason Ray
A Cam: Adrian Smith
B Cam: Mark Klassen
Assistant Camera: Paul Raymond
Gaffer/Grip: Luke Säägi
Sound Tech: David Dunlap
Production Assistant: Tram Good
Copyright © Toronto Star 2015
Narrative: True Man
Selects from a short film directed by Matt Lancaster.
Cinematography, Creative Direction, Film
Music Video: Sky's The Limit
Sky's the Limit was written by L.A. based singer/song writer Michael Wainwright for the District School Board of Niagara. The idea of the music video was to showcase DSBN and its values. My role was Director of Photography.
Commercial: Raising the Village
In September of 2012 I was brought to Uganda to capture the story of Raising the Village. The goal of RTV is to work in the hardest to reach villages, where aid has been neglected, and to teach communities how to use the tools and resources they have to over time become sustainable.
This was one of the most rewarding trips I've ever been on both mentally and physically. Over the span of two weeks we visited numerous villages, endured much rain, and travelled many miles over roads that could be considered not much more than dirt paths. I had to keep things light, and be able to carry all my own equipment. Including a tripod, 2 Canon 5Ds, a set of L-Series lenses, as well as camping gear, clothing, and food. It wasn't easy but I personally feel the most rewarding experiences in life come from travel and exploring other parts of the world.
Narrative: Kiss of Death
I was enlisted by Niagara based Open Concept Films as director of photography for this shoot. Directed by Jason Lupish.
Music: Cardinals - Live in Studio
Back in July I was approached by my good friends who make up the band, the Cardinals. They wanted to record their album in a raw and authentic way, playing live on the floor at B-Town sound in Burlington, ON. We assembled for two days and recorded/filmed 4 songs, this track included, which we will be releasing films in the coming weeks.
My role was Director of Photography as well as Editor.
Music Video: Tim Hicks - Get By
I was brought on by Niagara based Open Concept Films as Director of Photography and 1st Unit Camera Operator for this project. 2nd Unit Camera Operator: Jason Lupish
Directed by: Jason Lupish
Behind The Scenes Still Courtesy of Rick Denham Photography
Demo Reel: 2013
Here is a collection of Mark's work from 2013. Ranging from a TV Pilot, to several short films, music videos, commercials, and various documentary projects.
Cinematography, Creative Direction