Tell The Story…
The following videos are a small sample of some of the work that Mark Gambol has been shooting over the years. All videos feature Mark Gambol as the cinematographer/DP. However, some of the videos do use second and third camera operators, steadicam operators, etc.

Why choose MG Pictures, Ltd and Mark Gambol?

MG Pictures, Mark Gambol, and all of our team pride themselves on being able to handle any situation or story we film. We constantly interact with people from different races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, educations, and  careers. We can relate with our subjects in so many ways that we know we will make your production comfortable for everyone involved. You don’t have to worry who is showing up to Tell Your Story when you have MG Pictures, Mark Gambol, and our freelance team on your production.


Chapter 1

In July of 2017 Mark Gambol was hired to capture multiple stories for Tumaini International. These are three short stories from that trip. This was all filmed on the Canon C300 mk2 and as a one man crew.

 

Production Company: SVC International, Susan Sherman, Director

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

In 2016, Vicki Otmani and Megan Biging rowed from Monterrey, CA to Honolulu, HI in the GREAT PACIFIC RACE. Raising awareness for the conditions of our oceans was their main goal. But along the way they set a Guiness Record for fastest time for women in their boat category. Documentary forth coming.

Documentary for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, leading up to the Mendelssohn Club’s North American Premiere of the historic Mendelssohn version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Participants include internationally noted authorities on both Bach and Mendelssohn; locations included Berlin, Leipzig and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Julia Wolfe won a Pulitzer for Anthracite Fields. We documented the process for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia as well as the performance.

 

Production Company: Rich Tolsma Productions

Director of Photography: Mark Gambol

2016 Philadelphia Awards: Charles Blockson

One of five videos created for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Philadelphia. All the city’s BIG 5 coaches participated in spreading the message on why it is important to be a mentor for a young person. Coach Jay Wright; Villanova University.

We produced this video for Public Justice’s 35th Anniversary in 2017. From publicjustice.net “35 years ago – on January 31, 1982 – Public Justice first opened our doors. In the 3 ½ decades since then, we have represented countless clients fighting injustice and standing up for what’s right. In a new video, which kicks off our Roadmap to Change anniversary celebration, Public Justice clients, board and staff look at how our work has evolved to address the most important issues facing our communities, our courts and our country. Together, we’ve made a lasting impact on our nation’s laws. We’ll continue driving progress forward and fighting for justice for all.”

Mark Gambol and MG Pictures was hired to shoot an internal RFP that would help tell the story of people getting rid of their wallets and moving their banking to their smart phones.

This marketing campaign for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was designed to reach out to medical professionals and potential patients with special needs throughout Latin America.

This green screen / animation project was created to help GS1 US explain their mission: helping move products from manufacturer to retailer to consumer more efficiently, effectively and safely. The short video tells their story in very basic terms and is designed in a way that reinforces the organization’s new branding and website. The project was a true collaboration with an excellent team.

Design, Direction and Illustration: Bailey Brand Consulting
Production: Rich Tolsma Productions
Animation: Jeff Brown, Fire Mist Media
DP: Mark Gambol/MG Pictures, Ltd.
LD: JR Campbell/Camera Sublime

This program was produced for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeastern PA by Rich Tolsma Productions and MG Pictures. We needed to show prisoners that they can get help for their child while they are incarcerated.
Some of my favorite shots come around the 8:12 mark with Big Brother Akiba…

Part of the seminary’s 150th anniversary program.

Awesome Adventures…

Mark Gambol was the director of photography for the syndicated television show Awesome Adventures for four seasons when the show switched from SD to HDMark was hired as the full time DP to help bring a consistent look to the show which aired in over 200 markets in the USA and internationally. The crew is small but the adventures are huge! The crew interacts with local teens while filming all sorts of adventures in their hometowns and countries.