Joe Marks

Palm Desert, California


About Me

Palm Desert, CA | markscity@hotmail.com | 760.404.9323

Senior Level Production Specialist
Broadcast & Live Event Productions • Camera Direction • Event Management

Established, reputable Senior Level Production Specialist with comprehensive director’s experience, including camera operations, directing camera operators, script writing, event management, labor and skilled production talent onboarding and management, and extensive, and hands-on technology experience with production switchers, FinalCut, PlaybackPro and KiPro recording. Open to relocation for the right opportunity.
 Natural and effective leader with experience directing teams through entire live and recorded television program development, communicating the approach, characterization and interpretation for performance to the script. Expert camera operator with network sports and live concert experience.
 Seeking to contribute comprehensive production expertise with sound budget and business acumen to drive creative, engaging and successful location, studio and commercial productions.

Creative Leadership | Research & Analysis | Negotiations |Strategic Planning | Public Relations |
Multiple Format Editing | Script Writing | Camera Operations | Concept Development |
Budget Management | Team Development & Leadership |Technologically Savvy


2001 to Present: MarksCity Productions, Palm Desert, CA
- Owner, Independent Contractor
Expertly conceptualize, develop and execute all camera and production operations for multiple projects supporting high-profile productions, corporate shows, concerts, fashion shows, broadcast sporting events and other production projects.
 Consistently deliver top-quality productions through creative direction, client engagement, industry expertise and hands-on, effective leadership.
— Repeatedly contracted to direct Intel’s corporate show, including establishing appropriate camera angles to capture the best images of CEO, managers and keynote speakers during speeches and presentations, contributing complex logistics expertise to ensure equipment timely arrives at disparate locations throughout expansive tour, and facilitating pre-event equipment inspection to ensure readiness.
 Combine creativity, business acumen and industry talent to direct live events, such as concerts, fashion shows and sporting events for industry leaders Sears, CMW, Intel and others.
— Supervise live productions and hire competent crew members while overseeing equipment rentals, camera engineering, PlaybackPro operations and other technologies while serving as a client liaison to align creative direction with client expectations.
 Serve as videographer to videotape nationwide baseball scouting events on behalf of The Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball from Columbia, MD, ensuring in-depth coverage at appropriate angles to deliver superior footage that allows leadership to better assess player performance and develop sound, strategic business decisions.

2004 to 2008: All-Star Entertainment Productions, Indian Wells, CA
- Multiple Positions
Recognized for expertise and commitment to success with accountabilities and opportunities in multiple roles, including Producer/Director, Camera Operator and Editor.

Palm Desert, CA | markscity@hotmail.com | 760.404.9323

 Expertly produced and directed multiple sporting and special events by contributing individual talent and working in collaboration with diverse pools of supporting talent.
— Prepared clips for the All-Star website in contribution to marketing efforts, fostering expanded brand awareness and business opportunities.
— Created pre-produced packages for live broadcasts, utilizing industry contacts and experiences to identify and hire top-performing staff members to ensure seamless and engaging event productions.
 Combined creativity, industry experience and business acumen to develop and manage critical budgets for live event broadcasts, supervising and securing video equipment purchases and rentals as needed.
— Successfully delivered top-quality productions, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (Amp’d Mobile), Pro Bull Riders (Amp’d Mobile), Amateur & Professional Boxing (Time-Warner Cable & Live Syndicated Broadcasts), The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary Show (Live Webcast) and High School and College Sports Broadcasts (Time-Warner Cable).

2004: Baltimore Visual Arts, Baltimore, MD
- Multiple Positions
Delivered timely and engaging productions through multiple roles, including producer, audio technician, camera operator and field producer for notable, national shows and events.
 Served as camera operator for America's Most Wanted, History Channel, Speedvision, Inside Edition, and the New York Yankees.

Early Career:
Camera Operator: Comcast Sports net, Bethesda, MD
Performed camera operations for the Washington Wizards (NBA), MLB Baltimore Orioles (MLB) and the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins (NFL).
Producer/Director of Television Commercials: Studio 83 Productions, Timonium, MD
Engaged and led client meetings to identify objectives and budgets, creating concepts and writing scripts for various commercials, and delivered comprehensive direction by hiring actors/voice talent, scouting locations, supervising and editing shoots and delivering projects on time and within budget.
Producer/Director: Cox Communications, Channel 3 Local Programming, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Facilitated smooth operations production-wide through script writing, camera operations, editing, set lighting, team hiring and development, talent acquisition, intern and crew coordination, equipment purchasing and budget management.
Camera Operator: Athletes in Motion Sports Television, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Delivered camera operations for sporting broadcasts, including Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding (ESPN-2) and Hi-Tech Adventure Racing Services (Outdoor Life Network).


Communications Studies, Television Production | Saddleback College. Mission Viejo, CA
General Studies, English Composition & Speech | Leeward College. Waipahu, Hawaii

Advanced Avid Editing, Effects and Troubleshooting, Advanced Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Video Symphony Education Center. Burbank, CA
Advanced Avid Editing and Advanced Adobe After Effects | Moviola Digital Education Center, Hollywood, CA
Beginning and Advanced Photoshop | New Horizons Technical School, Santa Ana, Ca


Graham Sutherland

I have been in the industry since 1988.


Director – CDM, Reynolds, Honeywell and more

January, 2008 — December, 2017
Corporate – Grasar Productions

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