Mark Combellick has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years, pursuing his taste for adventure through the lens of his camera. As either a director of photography leading a team or a camera operator on a team, Mark’s style and professionalism are imprinted on the finished product.
For more than a decade, his focus has been on projects that mirror his own passions. Discovery Channel’s “American Choppers,” “Monster Nation,” and one of America’s favorite’s “Deadliest Catch,” History Channel’s “Ax Men,” and an untitled series on the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are just a few of his series projects. He recently served as director of photography for Animal Planet’s popular series “Finding Bigfoot,” giving him the chance to travel abroad and film in such countries as Indonesia, Vietnam,
China and Australia.
As director of photography for action sports lifestyle network FUEL TV’s first reality series “Camp Woodward,” Mark worked closely with the director and producers to create high-end production values on a small budget incorporating video, film, and high-definition video when appropriate. He co-produced and filmed the documentary “Mike Metzger: The Godfather of Motocross” and was on the launch team for Current TV, creating the in-studio environment. Transmitter Productions documentaries “Back from the Dead” and “Shake, Rattle & Roll” brought Mark closer to a familiar car culture from his childhood and provided the opportunity to move beyond digital video to 8mm and 16mm film.
Aside from adventurous tales, he has also partnered to create fundraising videos for not-for-profits, healthcare PSAs and other special projects including patient stories and over 150 physician profiles. Additional work includes marketing videos for action sports clothing companies Hurley and REEF, specials for FUEL TV, reality TV series for broadcast networks NBC and FOX, and cable and satellite networks MTV, VH-1, SyFy Channel, ESPN, and Versus.
I have been in the industry since 1999.