"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
"The Rachael Ray Show"
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.