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Mark Raker

Mark Raker

Cinematographer Freelance

Mark Raker is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer who has been creating film and television programs, and national television spots since the 1980’s, for such directors as Martin Scorsese, and Michael Moore.

His network clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, IFC, TNT, ESPN, BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic TV, Bravo, Sesame Workshops, The Weather Channel, Sundance Channel, and GNT (Brazil).

In addition to his automotive expertise with a client list that includes Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Saturn and Subaru, Mark’s work with Beauty and People has been in demand on many campaigns for Chanel, Vogue, L’Oréal Paris, Lancome, IT Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble, Kodak, Victoria’s Secret, Lab Series by Estée Lauder, Splenda, J.Crew, Hello Kitty, Hanky Panky, Avon, Pepsi, Aetna, Bank Of America, Johnson & Johnson, Downy, and dozens more.

He received the NYU Award for Teaching Excellence, and the NYU Award for Outstanding Service.

Currently Teaching

Digital Filmmaking Intensive

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

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.