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Mark Raker

Mark Raker

Cinematographer Freelance

Mark Raker is a cinematographer and commercial director who has been creating award-winning film, television programs, and national television spots for more than thirty years. Since 1986 he has been leading cinematography workshops at NYU-SPS where he received the Award for Teaching Excellence and the Award for Outstanding Service. Since 2006 he has also served on the faculty of the Maine Media Workshops. His clients include every US broadcast network and major cable network, as well as the largest networks in the UK and Brazil. Commercial clients include dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Mark’s work is exhibited in museums nationwide. He has served as a judge and featured speaker for film festivals, a judge for the Emmy Awards, and has been featured in InCamera.

Currently Teaching

Digital Cinematography Foundations: One-Week Intensive

Realize your artistic vision through cinematography projects while gaining the technical knowledge necessary for successful execution.

Digital Cinematography Shoot: Advanced One-Week Intensive

Acquire advanced cinematography techniques by shooting four projects, ranging from in-class exercises to fully lit location shoots.

Digital Cinematography: Camera Techniques and Lighting

Gain hands-on experience as a cinematographer by using lighting, composition, and camera movement to create a film’s visual look.

Digital Filmmaking Intensive

This accelerated course develops the creative talents of aspiring filmmakers in the essential aspects of today’s digital film technologies.