Mark Lamble ACS

Director of Photography

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2013
KILLER SHOT: ON ASSIGNMENT with TIM LAMAN
National Geographic Television
Doc / Promo
Producer: Nancy Donnelly
Director of Photograpy
Tim Laman National Geographic photographer is on assignment on Cape York Australia. How does an ace National Geographic cameraman get that killer shot.
Canon Promo Clip  http://vimeo.com/79018256


2013
ULTIMATE SWARMS
BBC
Doc
Director: Jon Nutter
Seq DP
Filming the Red Crab spawning on Christmas Island, Australia
George McGavin looks at the phenomenon of swarms.

2012
LAST OF THE GREAT APES 3DMountain Gorilla
Visionquest Entertainment Int
Doc Feature
Producer: Norm Wilkinson
Director: Jeremy Hogarth
Director of Photography
The Last of the Great Apes is a 3D filming project that ventures deep into the jungles of the Congo, Rwanda, Sumatra, Borneo and Tanzania, to capture the world’s largest primates in their natural habitats.
Witnessing these magnificent animals in their remote homeland is a privilege that few people are granted and sadly, as great ape populations continue to decline, is one that may be extinct if greater action isn’t taken.
http://thelastofthegreatapes.com/default.aspx


2011 - 2012
REPTILLIAN BATTLEGROUNDFlat backed turtle
BK Films /ABC  / Nat Geo
Doc
Producer Bianca Keeley
Director of Photography

A reptilian battle of titanic proportions is under-way in Australia`s north.


Promo Clip  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M_tC9ArOHU
Gold Award 2013
Wildlife and Nature
Australian Cinematographers Society Victorian Awards

2009 - 2010

KING CROC
King CrocNational Geographic
Doc
Producer: Jeff Morales

Director of Photography
What does it take to become a King Croc, the ruler of the billabong? From hatching egg to a old man croc is a journey of in the art of survival. Of finding food to grow, a safe waters to live in and avoiding your enemies you might just grow big enough to make it as a King Croc.
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/episodes/crocodile-king/

Golden tripod Wildlife and Nature category

Australian Cinematographers Society ACS National awards

2008 - 2009

GREAT MIGRATIONS
NEED TO BREED
Little Red Flying FoxesNational Geographic
Doc
Producer: John Benam

Cinematographer Little Red Flying Foxes
Sequences of Little Red Flying Foxes, mating behavoir, mothers feeding and flying with young, massed fly outs, feeding on blossom and being predated by freshwater crocodiles.
High Definition Video/ Phantom

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/bat-feeding-frenzy/

Emmy Award
Outstanding individual achievement in a Craft Cinematography

2008

BBC LIFE
Red CrabBBC Natural History Unit
Doc
Producer: Neil Lucas
PC: Vicky Ribeck

Sequence Cinematographer
Sequences of Red Crabs.
High Definition Video


2008

IN THE WOMB
EXTREME ANIMALS

Pioneer Productions
Doc
Producer: Hannah James

Sequence Cinematographer
Red Kangaroos in the outback, lab ultrasound sequence and specialist inside pouch joey development sequences
High Definition Video


2007 - 2008

GREAT MIGRATIONS
BORN TO MOVE
Red Crab
National Geographic
Doc
Producer: David Hamlin
A Producer: Jeff Morales

Cinematographer Red Crabs
Sequences of Red Crabs migrating to the Sea including hatching macro and return of the Megolops (young crabs).
High Definition

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/red-crab-marathon

Emmy Award
Outstanding individual achievement in a Craft Cinematography

2007

ULTIMATE VIPER
Puff AdderNational Geographic
Doc
Producer: Jonathan Gruber
A Producer: Jenny Ewig

Sequence Cinematographer
Sequences of Puff Adders warming up, moving and feeding.
High Definition


2007

ULTIMATE CROCODILE
Saltwater CrocodileNational Geographic
Doc
Producer: Gareth Harvey
A Producer: Todd Wendel

Director of Photography:
The saltwater crocodile, the "saltie," is perhaps the most successful predator the world has ever seen. It has survived for 100 million years. Ultimate Crocodile uncovers the secrets of this predator, which has the most powerful jaws since T-rex, the most complex heart in the animal kingdom and a brain with unexpected intelligence.
High Definition Video

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/ultimate-croc/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/videos/solar-powered-crocs/


2005 - 2007

BBC LIFE IN COLD BLOOD
Hatchling Pignose TurtleBBC NHU
Doc Series
Series Producer: Miles Barton
Producers: Adam White,
Hilary Jeffkins

Sequence Cinematographer
Sequences include: Saltwater crocodiles feeding on fish (InfraRed and high speed), Pig Nosed Turtles and Marsupial Frog, tadpole hatch and migration to pouch and emergence of froglets. Birth of baby Shingle Back Lizards
Infra Red Video and S16mm film

Golden Panda Award
Wildscreen 2008

BAFTA 2008
Specialist Factual Television
 

2006

ROGUE
Emu Creek Pictures
Feature
Director: Greg McLean

Specialist Wildlife Footage.
A selection of shots of various sequences of wildlife action.
35mm film


2005 - 2006

THUNDERHEADSPerfect Storm
ABC TV
Doc
Producer: Klaus Toft

Dirctor of Photography
Part detective tale, part science adventure—a story documenting a vast experiment in Darwin over Christmas 2005 that will not only fly into the heart of a thunderstorm, but may finally enable scientists to accurately predict where the Earth's climate is heading. Filmed in High Definition.

AFI Award Nomination 2007 
Best Cinematography in a documentry
 

2004 - 2005

Australasian GannetBIG BLUE
ABC NHU
Doc
Producer: Jeni Clevers

Sequence Cinematographer
Australasian Gannet colony activity including nesting, chicks and fledging.
Shearwaters and chicks in burrows Infra red video
Penguin nesting.


2004

ANIMAL CRIME SCENE: OUTBACK ASSASIN
BBC NHU
Doc
Producer: Holly Spearing

Director of Photography
A forensic investigation into the circumstances of the death of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo to eliminate suspects and finally track down the killer.
And the guilty party is?


2003

Saltwater CrocodileFUTURE REPTILES
BBC NHU
Doc
Producer: Holly Spearing

Sequence Cinematographer

Re-enactment of saltwater crocodile attack
Jumping crocodiles sequence.
Territorial males fighting and general croc behavior in and around Darwin, Australia.


2003

PLATYPUS: The Worlds Strangest Animal:
ABC NHU
Doc
Producer: David Parer ACS

Sequence Cinematographer
Baby platypus in nest burrow.
Macro/micro shots of invertebrates (Platypus food) in flow tanks and "still water" tanks.


2000 - 2002

Baby PlatypusLIFE OF MAMMALS Prog 1, Prog 4
BBC Natural History Unit
Doc
Series Producer: Mike Salisbury

Sequence Cinematographer
Platypus, feeding in burrows with babies. Baby platypus,
Sync sequences for Platypus, Koala, Riversleigh.
Reconstruction of ancient Riversleigh scene, multiple effects layers and backgrounds.
Stripped possum sequence.
Flying Fox in-flight footage, blue screen


2001

Dingo PupWILD LIFE ON ONE: DINGOES OUTLAWS OF THE OUTBACK
BBC Natural History Unit
Doc
Producer: Holly Spearing

Director of Photography
Filming of interactions of Wild dingo packs on Fraser island.
Dingoes raiding campsites.,
Dingo mother and pups at den. ,
Re enactment of the dingo arriving in Australia.

Highly commended
Vicorian ACS Awards 2001

1999

RED CRABS CRAZY ANTS
Piper Films & Natural History New Zealand
Doc
Producer: Mike Piper

Sequence Cinematographer
Specialist Macro / Micro video/cinematography of Yellow Crazy Ants and Red Crabs.
Synopsis: The story of the Red Crab and its battle for survival with the Yellow Crazy Ant on Christmas Island, Australia.


1997 -1999

Mertons Water MonitorAUSTRALIA, EYE OF THE STORM: MONSOON
ABC TV NHU, Channel 4 UK, WDR Germany & Granada Media Int
Doc
Producer: Mark Lamble

Producer / Director of Photography
The animals and landscapes of Northern Australia, Indonesia and Nepal, link and  illustrate the forces of sun, ocean and atmosphere that drive the complex global weather system that is the Monsoon.
http://www.abc.net.au/storm/monsoon/default.htm


1996

WITH WINGS ON THEIR FINGERS
ABC TV NHU, Channel 4 UK & WDR Germany
Doc
Producer: Mark Lamble

Producer / Director of Photography
Synopsis: A year in the life of a colony of five million Little Red Flying Foxes on Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia

Gold Award 1997
Wildlife and Nature
Australian Cinematographers Society Victorian Awards

1996

BOBBY AND THE BANDED STILTS
ABC TV NHU, Channel 4 UK & WDR Germany
Doc
Producer: Jeremy Hogarth / David Luffman

Director of Photography
Synopsis:The story of Cyclone Bobby and the incredible breeding event of Banded Stilts that followed in outback Western Australia.


1995

RHYTHMS OF LIFE
ABC TV NHU, BBC NHU Co-production in association with the National Geographic Society
Doc
Producers: Dione Gilmour, Paul Reddish

Director of Photography
This is the story of life from the perspective of the solar system. The rhythmic behaviour of both plants and animals is fundamental. All life moves, grows, wakes and sleeps to some beat, regulated by the changing influences of the Sun and the Moon upon our Earth. Featuring extensive timelapse cinematography to show time frames not normally seen by man.

Australian Film Institute AFI Award , Open craft award for in-camera effects 

1994 -1995

RIVER RED
ABC TV NHU
Doc
Producer: Klaus Toft

Director of Photography
Synopsis: A mighty River Red Gum, Australia's most recognized and wide spread tree, stands waiting on the dry edge of a flood plain in south-east Australia. While it waits, it must battle the hungry hordes - the insects, the marsupials. The tree's task is to survive until it has a chance to reproduce. The floods are coming, the great floods that come only once every hundred years.

Golden Tripod
Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards 1995

 

1994

EMUS: CURIOUS COMPANIONS
ABC TV NHU & National Geographic Society.
Doc
Producer: Richard Campbell

Sequence Cinematographer
Synopsis: Most Australians know emus as the huge bird that steal their picnic food.  However, few realize that they have one of the most bizarre sexual and social systems in the animal world. This is the story of a group of emus and the woman studying their strange habits.


1993

LightningTHE BIG WET
ABC TV NHU & Discovery Channel USA.
Doc
Producer: Jeremy Hogarth

Director of Photography
Synopsis: A natural history documentary about the wet season and its effect on the animals and environment of tropical northern Australia.

Gold Medal
Documentry Cinematography
New York Festival

Silver Hugo
Chicago International Film Festival

 

1992

BIRD MAN OF PARADISE
ABC TV NHU & National Geographic Society.
Doc
Producer: Richard Campbell

Principal Cinematographer
Synopsis:  Australia has four species of Birds of Paradise and only one man who can find them all: John Young. To track them down he must climb the highest of the Cape York rainforest trees. But the rewards are high. These birds perform their mating rituals and displays high in the canopy, a spectacular sight for John and the cameras that follow him.


1992

RIVERS OF FIRE
ABC TV NHU & National Geographic Society.
Doc
Producer: Richard Campbell

Principal Cinematographer
Synopsis: A film about the Undara lava tubes and the unique environment and the wildlife that surrounds the lava tube caves that make up the Undara complex.


1992

LIZARDS OF OZ
ABC TV NHU, BBC TV NHU & TV New Zealand NHU
Doc

Producer: Klaus Toft

Principal Cinematographer
Synopsis: A natural history documentary on the secret lives of lizards in Australia and their strange and often unique behaviour.

 

1991

PORTRAIT PAINTER TO THE BIRDS
ABC TV NHU, BBC TV NHU & TV New Zealand NHU
Doc
Producer: Paul Reddish

Behavioural Cinematographer ( Victoria's Rifle Bird )
Synopsis: A natural history documentary about wildlife artist Bill Cooper presented by David Attenborough based around the Victoria's Rifle Bird.


1991

BUGS IN THE SYSTEM
ABC TV & TV New Zealand NHU
Doc
Producer: Klaus Toft

Principal Cinematographer
Synopsis: A quirky natural history documentary dealing with animal pests in Australia and their control by non destructive means..


1990

KIMBERLEY LAND OF THE WANDJINA
ABC TV NHU
Doc
Producer: Jeremy Hogarth

Sequence Cinematographer, behavioural sequences and set work.
Synopsis: The Kimberley, Australia's last great wilderness, is a unique landscape. Ringed by a nearly impenetrable barrier of ranges and a rugged coast or massive tides, the secrets of the Kimberley plateau are revealed.

 

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