Mark Pickering

Technical Officer/Associate Lecturer

StoryLab Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Audio and Music Technology , Film

As a multi-disciplined audio and video specialist, Mark undertakes numerous roles as a production professional including directing, camera operating and location sound recording, as well as both video and audio post-production. He has been an active professional since 2004.

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Email: mark.pickering@aru.ac.uk

Background

Having worked extensively in various areas of creative media/film production, audio production and event industry since 2004, Mark is fortunate to have a very wide skill set. This has allowed him to develop an extensive professional understanding of not only creative development, script writing and directing but also understands the technical aspects of video, film and audio production.

As part of a directing team, The Pickering Brothers (Big Head Media), Mark has directed/co-directed music videos and promos for various record labels and agencies such as Mercury (UMG), Warner Brothers, Sony BMG, Saatchi & Saatchi and has worked with artists such as Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa and Morcheeba. He also co-wrote and produced audio for a feature film ‘Wicked Witches’, which achieved international distribution including a cinematic release.

Mark is also the global video production supervisor for the world’s largest advertising conference, Advertising Week.

Research interests

  • Immersive filming techniques
  • Audio production for film and game
  • Employing AV technology in teaching

Teaching

Mark teaches on the modules Audio for Film, and Collaborative Project.

Qualifications

  • MA Film & Television Production, Anglia Ruskin University

Selected recent publications

Swami, V., Pickering, M., Patel, S., 2018. The impact of exposure to films of natural and built environments on state body appreciation.

Recent presentations and conferences

Pickering, M., 2018. HUMAN SEE, HUMAN DO: A case study exploration of the para-social interaction between celebrity blogger and fashion consumer: Sewing Reality. University of Bedfordshire, 9 July 2018.