Mark Gambol
Director of Photography, Camera, Director, Producer, All Around Good Guy…

What’s My Story?

Since 1994, I have been successfully producing images and photos for Emmy nominated television shows, inspiring documentaries, reality television, professional sporting events, national news, and non-profit organizations. My creative vision, sensitivity to client needs and an understanding of production technology and techniques offers clients a level of expertise that is unique to the industry.

When I begin a project with a new client, I do a lot of listening.  I am interested in learning about who you are as a person. I ask a lot of questions.  So tell me your story.

I Am a “Cautionary Adventurer”.

Proper preparation and planning is key to a successful project.  No adventure is too big or too small to film.  And the same goes for YOUR story. And there is no better way to tell your story than through the recorded image: moving or still.

I am an explorer and I want to travel to every town, city, village, mountain, ocean, jungle, or dessert that I can. My adventures and hobbies – both in and out of the production world –  have taken me all over the world and enabled me to carry this love of adventure into my career. From rock and ice climbing to spelunking and Skydiving; whitewater kayaking and rafting; and now as a PADI Dive Master. I love adventure! So from land, air or sea, I want to TELL YOUR STORY. It’s what I do. And this passion will show in your story.

I earned my B.A. in Broadcast / Cable and minored in Art / Photography from Penn State University.

 

How Do I Think?

Video production and photography for me is about being an observer of the world. From that perspective I try to come up with my personal response. It’s how I approach every shoot and project. My work tries to be subject driven and I try to make my decisions from that point forward. Who is that person in front of my lens. Why will my image make a difference to who they are. What story am I trying to bring out. I try to make my images in response to their unique individuality.

How Do I Approach Your Story?

From four simple questions we can come up with a solution for your story’s needs or images.

1. What’s your Story?
2. Who is your audience?
3. Why do you need to tell this story?
4. Who or what is the subject of your story?

From these basic questions we will come up with a plan for your production. We will discuss what you need this project to accomplish. There is no point in moving forward unless we have a reason and goal. You must be on board with the vision and we must be partners through all phases of the process.