Mark Dölling

is an international Director of Photography, Visual Consultant, Cinematographer, Photographer and Guest Lecturer, works all over the world and is based in the Cologne area, Germany. He was born and raised in a small town near Bremen, Northern Germany. In 1998 he moved to Bremen and started to work as an AC, Focus Puller and Audio Guy for TV stations, e.g. Radio Bremen (ARD). He started to work as a Cameraman for those networks in 2000. In 2001 Mark relocated to Berlin where he studied cinematography at Beuth (formerly TFH) University of Applied Sciences and graduated in 2005 (diploma, Director of Photography). He has since worked as a freelancer on various productions both domestically and abroad. In 2015 he devised the visual concept for a new true crime show called COPYCAT KILLERS, he then shot the first season (13 episodes) in Washington DC, aired on Reelz (national) and Discovery Channel/ID (international/among other TV stations worldwide). 2017, he returned to DC to shoot the entire 2nd season (20 episodes). Mark finished shooting COPYCAT KILLERS (3rd/last season) in 2018.

Additionally, Mark has shot documentaries in the United States between 2015 - 2020 for Smithsonian, Red Bull, National Geographic and PBS. Furthermore, from 2020 - 2022 he shot several commercials and a feature film, which currently toured film festivals all over the world, winning various prizes.

From 2006 - 2019 Mark was part of the external teaching staff at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Freie Universität Berlin), where he lectured multiple courses (e.g. HANDS ON CAMERA | CINEMATOGRAPHY ON LOCATION, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY, SUPER 8 FILMWORKSHOP | ADDRESSING THE SENSES, HAPTIC CINEMA, CINEMATOGRAPHY | DOCUMENTARY CAMERA WORK and TRANSCULTURAL FILM WORKSHOP). Many factors contributed to the uniqueness of Mark’s lectures. His experience with analog and digital cameras played a role that was considered essential to his students in the field. Since 2019 the program ‚M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology’ takes place at HMKW, University of Applied Sciences, where Mark lectures the courses: CINEMATOGRAPHY | DOCUMENTARY CAMERA WORK, TRANSCULTURAL FILM WORKSHOP and ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM PRODUCTION | CAMERA SKILLS.

Since May 2022 Mark lectures diverse workshops at the university of Konstanz (MA Anthropology and Sociology). Besides teaching, he momentarily sets up a documentary project together with Dr. Maria Lidola and Dr. Sarah Seidel.

Memberships | Societies:
Filmbüro NW, Trotzdem e.V.