Mark Stokes

Director of Photography / Editor

A cameraman and editor with over 30 years of experience, Mark is responsible for maintaining and promoting the aesthetic of much of True North’s output.

With a career spanning the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic US, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet and having shot everywhere from Sri Lanka to Mount Everest, Mark has been involved in a number of innovations over the years, including shooting and editing the first totally DV TV programme shown on Channel Four.

Since arriving at True North in 2002, Mark is constantly in demand from all True North’s teams. From devising the rig on The Valleys, to shooting and cutting some of True North’s best known films through to training new DV directors and working with post production on a tapeless strategy, Mark has played a crucial role in ensuring True North’s programmes carry the distinctive look and feel that broadcasters and viewers have come to expect.

When did you join True North?

I joined for a few weeks….in 2002

What do you do at True North?

I film and edit and help people make their TV shows 

What shows are you particularly proud of that you have worked on at True North and elsewhere?

My next production is the most important!

What’s your favourite bit of your job?

Being able to meet great people and see brilliant locations

What show would you most like to make if you could make anything in the world?

The History of the Lawns