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Mark Frendo

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About Mark

Hi, I’m Mark, a camera trainee with bases in both London and Malta. Born in Malta, I initially gained experience in the camera department working on low budget gigs on the island, before being offered my first film job as a DIT trainee on Assassin’s Creed, which was shooting on the island at the time. From then on, I knew I wanted to work in the camera department and made this ambition my life goal. Between 2016 and 2018, I worked for Stargate Studios Malta; an international VFX studio, as their camera assistant, where my main responsibility was to shoot VFX plates/elements for several European shows the company was working on at the time. Luckily, the studio also occasionally worked on some adverts and short films, which gave me the chance to be on set. In 2019, I decided to leave the studio and relocate to London, where I successfully completed a yearlong camera assistant course at the NFTS. This year helped fill the gaps in my knowledge about the camera department, while also preparing me to start working in a new, bigger film industry. Furthermore, I also got the opportunity to learn how to work with 16 and 35mm film. Having just graduated, I wish to start meeting and getting to know new people in the camera department, who can help me to continue to grow and gain experience.

Locations I would like to work
London
Production areas I would like to work in
Camera Trainee / Assistant
Non-Production areas I would like to work in

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Driving license
Full UK

Software Experience

Adobe Illustrator
Basic
Adobe Photoshop
Expert
Adobe Premier
Expert
After Effects
Expert
Final Cut
Basic
MS Excel
Expert
MS Powerpoint
Expert
MS Word
Expert
Nuke
Basic

Production Experience

1st AC (Focus Puller). Several, Commercial
Production Company
Stargate Studios Malta
From
Feb 2016
Approx. duration
1 Year

Camera Assistant/Trainee. Assassin's Creed: Malta, Feature Film Production
Production Company
TOOM Productions
From
Sep 2015
Approx. duration
1 Month

Director of Photography (DOP). Several, TV Drama
Production Company
Several
From
Sep 2011
Approx. duration
Freelance

Education

2015.
Malta college of arts, science and technology (mcast)
B.a. (hons) in media (moving image) - btec level 6

2018 - 2019.
National Film & Television School (NFTS)
Assistant Camera (Focus Pulling and Loading) - Diploma

References

Louise Ben Nathan
Loader, NFTS

Tutored me at NFTS during my camera assistant diploma


David Serge
Director of Photography (Company Director), Stargate Studios Malta

Worked for Stargate Studios Malta between 2016 and 2018


Keith McNamara
Focus Puller, Project Icon

Traineed for him on a film called Project Icon


Simon Dunn
Loader, Project Icon

Trainned for him on a film called Project Icon