Mark Palmer is an award-winning photographer, cinematographer, director and producer who has been working behind the camera for more than fifteen years. He believes excellence in video goes beyond utilizing the best gear, placing an emphasis on creative storytelling, connecting with the audience on an emotional level, and presenting the craft in innovative, even astonishing ways. Known for his skillful command of light, sound, and presentation, Mark’s level of professionalism exceeds industry standards, yet his laidback style runs in juxtaposition to the egos sometimes associated with Hollywood filmmakers.
Specializing in video production and still photography, Palmer’s independent approach on creative projects is built on one principle:
“He’s determined and committed to get the client’s final message on the screen, just the way they want it.”
Credits include various regional corporate projects as well as award-winning films, recognized with Best Florida Film (Director, 50 Words), grand prize winner in the Viral Film Project, Best Story Award (Devotion) in 48-Hour Guerrilla Film Challenge, and for his work on the award-winning PBS documentary series, Diamonds Along the Highway.
A Sarasota-native, Palmer graduated from Valencia Community College with an AA degree in Motion Picture, then went on to earn a second AA degree from Daytona Community College in Still Photography. After college, Palmer moved back to his beloved Sarasota. While he’s long been a resident of the area, some would argue he’s most at home in an editing suite or behind a camera.