About

As a boy I first discovered early video cameras through my mother’s work.  Fascinated by the technology of the time I soon grew to appreciate its power to compel when I began joining my father in viewing the evening news.  Witnessing stories of life and strife from places I had never heard of that were photographed with equipment I was fascinated by struck me profoundly.  In retrospect it was at this time that the delicate balance of visual aesthetic and technical savvy that defines a cinematographer’s role was tapped within me.  The potential was limitless.  I was learning that the world was huge, dynamic, and full of stories.  I knew then that I wanted to be the one to tell those stories – through the lens.

 

I began shooting local news and then moved on to PBS and then national news and sports programs.  Now, more years than I like to admit into achieving that initial goal of traveling to stories, living within them and finally sharing them on the screen I must say that I have been quite lucky.  I have visited dozens of countries and met people from all walks life.  I have worked in deserts and blizzards; helicopters and submarines.  I’ve adopted foreign words and phrases as a part of me and now share them with my own son.   I carry a long and wide range of diverse of experiences that serve me well on all types of projects and shows.  This diversity is eschewed to one’s peril; rather it is a strength that I bring to projects that all may benefit from it.  Like my son though, I am still learning.  Always evolving.  My desire is to fully comprehend the breadth of stories so I may use the proper tools to best tell that story.  This is what it means to be fluent in the art and science of filmmaking.  I have an insatiable appetite to learn and learning from behind the lens is the best way for me.  This ethos allows me to tell stories in a unique way that insures success both on set and on screen.

 

When I first touched a TV camera Ikegami tube cameras were the best tools for doing what I know and love.  I have experimented with all forms of technology since that time – and even some from before.   They are all made to capture moments.  It is my job to do capture those moments in a beautiful and compelling manner.  To that end I continue to seek out, work with, and refine the best tools that technology offers, so that you don’t have to.  I make images by employing “cinematic efficiency” - creating those fantastic frames, while never forgetting that the clock waits for no one.  I bring this to any production and can bring it to yours.

 

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"Mark Doyle is one of the most Talented and Professional DPs I've ever worked with, which speaks volumes since I've been in the Industry the past 18 years!"

                                                 - Monica Dadras

Production Manager

"The Rachael Ray Show"

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