Mark Cheng

Production Capabilities & Competencies

Below are samples of my work with relevant production/directorial competencies outlined.

(This page is prepared for internal, Nickelodeon consideration only.)

 

Feature Film

Ghost Source Zero is a feature length action, sci-fi movie that I wrote, directed, produced, edited, and provided motion graphic effects for.

Competencies:

  • directing actors
  • large crew- AD, audio, stunts, line producer, art director, editor, composer, sound
  • camera
  • editing
  • pre-visualization
  • shooting for the edit
  • narrative
  • special effects/motion graphics
  • controlled set

 

Nickelodeon games studio

I created this, "For Your Consideration" video for the Nickelodeon Games team's "Best Game Studio of the Year 2016" submission. They won!

Competencies:

  • directing non-actors
  • non-scripted
  • thematic
  • editing to music
  • time-boxed/time limit
  • real-world (non-studio) set
 

Kids' day at nickelodeon

On-the-fly filming with my neighbors' son, Jake. Fun little, slice-of-life vignette cut to music

Competencies:

  • unscripted
  • working with non-actors
  • editing to music
  • real-world (non-studio) set

"soundfx make everything beter"

Afternoon project with my kids who were watching me edit my film (above). I don't have many kid-focused/kid-appropriate content (yet), but I hope this helps demonstrate my potential. The kids howled with laughter and rewatched a billion times!

Competencies:

  • directing non-actors/children talent
  • making something out of nothing
  • kid appropriate/humor sensibilities
  • post-production soundfx
 

Nickelodeon staff party

The sole purpose here was to commemorate fun times. The music works well to underscore the mood established by all the smiles.

Competencies:

  • editing to music
  • conveying emotions
  • unscripted
  • non-actors
  • real-word (non-studio) set
 

Adoption Story

I've chronicled each of my three adoptions from Taiwan. This is the most recent one. I filmed and edited it.

Competencies:

  • directing non-actors
  • shooting on the fly; impromptu
  • non-scripted
  • editing to music
  • thematic
  • time-boxed/time limit
  • real-world (non-studio) set