Main content

Mark Raker

Lecturer of Film and Video

Mark Raker is a cinematographer who has been creating award-winning film and television programs, and national television spots since the 1980’s.

These include Peabody Award winning “A Letter to Elia” directed by Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, Red Envelope’s “An Unreasonable Man”, Emmy Award winning “Moment of Impact”, and Rose d’Or winning “Michael Moore’s The Awful Truth”. His network clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, IFC, TNT, ESPN, BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel,National Geographic TV, Bravo, Sesame Workshops, The Weather Channel, Sundance Channel, and GNT(Brazil).

More About Me

In addition to his automotive expertise with a client list that includes Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC,Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Saturn and Subaru, Mark’s work with beauty and people has been in demand on many campaigns for Chanel, Vogue, L’Oréal Paris, IT Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble, Kodak, Victoria’s Secret, Lab Series by Estée Lauder, Splenda, J.Crew, Hello Kitty, Hanky Panky, Avon, Pepsi, Aetna, Bank Of America, Johnson & Johnson, Downy, and dozens more.

Mark currently has films exhibited in museums in New York, Chicago, Minnesota and Seattle. He has served as a judge for film festivals and for the Emmy Awards. He has been featured in the magazine InCamera, and has been a featured speaker for the Film Society of Lincoln Center; Kodak; B&H Photo/Video; SMPTE; and Litepanels.

He has been leading cinematography workshops at the New York University School of Professional Studies where he received the NYU Award for Teaching Excellence, and the NYU Award for Outstanding Service and served on the faculty of the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. Since 2016 has been on the faculty of the New York City College of Technology and in 2019 he joined the faculty of Purchase College SUNY.