About Mark Emery
- Producer/Director for National Geographic
Televisionís The Seasons of the Salmon.
- Associate Producer for National Geographic TVís The
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
- Director for 47 half hours of One More Cast with
Shaw Grigsby, a thirteen week outdoor show on TNN.
- Producer/Director for Bear Safety Film for the
National Park Service.
- Producer/Director for a film on Alaska Peninsula and
Becharof Wildlife Refuge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife
- Producer/Director for Alaskaís Natural Harvest, a
salmon film for state of Alaska.
- Cameraman/Director for BBC shoot on manatees.
- Cameraman for segment in PBS/Natures The Body
- Director for a film on sculptress Susannah Holt.
- Director for many national commercials including a
High Definition for Galyanís, Rapala, Zebco, two for
American Camper, many for Strike King , Arbogast, and
- Filmed above and underwater sections for a number of
National Geographic Television programs in 16mm, digital
video and stills.
- Underwater camera for 35 episodes of One More Cast,
four episodes of ESPNís The Hunt for Big Fish, and Field
and Stream Television.
- Consultant and on-camera talent for a French show,
Ushuaia, documentary on Alaska and filming in Alaska.
- Consultant and on-camera talent for a one hour
Discovery documentary called Alligators.
- Filmed lodge video for Ichingo Safari's in Chobe
National Park, Botswana, Africa.
- Location scout for numerous productions including:
Wrigleyís gum, Dean Witter, Barnett Bank, Fuji Filmís
Alligators, National Geographic Magazine, Sports Afield,
Frito-Lay Sun Chips, Grey Poupon Mustard, Colorado
Lottery, Discovery Channelís "Re-Leaf" program, Target
Stores, Honda, Aqua Vision sunglasses, Kodak, Mariner
Motors, Duetsche Bank, Publix, and seven Hunting and
Fishing Library books.
- Worked as a still photographer for Centel, and
Burger King commercials
- Co-wrote soundtrack for many National Geographic
television shows including: The Valley of Ten Thousand
Smokes, The Seasons of the Salmon, Cuban Crocodiles,
Cutthroat Trout, River Otters, and Yellowstone Wild.
- Co-wrote soundtrack music for 78 One More Cast shows
- Co-wrote soundtrack music for Walker's Cay
- Co-wrote soundtrack music many shows on The
Discovery Channel, including: The World of Sharks and
Barracuda, The Great Shark Hunt, and Discovery Sport, a
23 week series.
- Co-wrote soundtrack and opening music for
In-Fishermanís show on TNN.
- Co-wrote soundtrack and opening music for Angling
Edge w/ Al Lindner.
- Co-wrote music for national commercials including a
series for Walt Disney World, Pro-Craft boats, Stren
Line, MotorGuide, Strike King and many other
commercials, industrials, jingles and soundtrack music
- Co-wrote music for PBS shows Alligators and Manaslu.
- Co-wrote soundtrack for five 13 week seasons of
ESPNís The Hunt for Big Fish.
- Co-wrote music for a movie promo for actor/director
- Wrote music for Fuji Film Company of Japan's longest
running nature show Mutsugoro.
- Wrote a classical piece for piano and cello and
performed and recorded it with a cellist from the Miami
- Arranged a fiddle tune with Alaska's state champion
fiddler for TNN.
- Still photographs have been featured on National
Geographic Television and Discovery Channel.
- Photos and or articles have appeared in National
Geographic Magazine, London Times, Newsweek, Outdoor
life, Outside magazine, The Discovery Channel On-line,
Chevy Outdoors, In-Fisherman Magazine, Florida
Angling Adventures Magazine, and the Hunting and Fishing
Library book series, Loomis catalog, Storm Lures
catalog, Zebcoís and Mannís catalog, Stren commercials
and many others.
- Photos have appeared as covers for telephone books,
magazines, phone cards and calendars.
1994 Emery, co-wrote the soundtrack music, was
underwater camera, and was Associate Producer of a one hour
television show called the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes for
National Geographic Explorer. It aired June 26, 1994.
1995-96 Emery produced two films one for the National
Park Service the other for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Park Service piece on grizzly bears was produced in four
languages on laser disk and was selected as a finalist in
two categories at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
for 1995. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife piece illustrated the
rarely filmed Becharof and Peninsula wildlife refuges.
1997-98 Produced, directed, co-wrote the music and
shot the underwater scenes for The Season of the Salmon
produced with National Geographic Television. It aired on
September 13th 1998. In April Emery and his wife Mary
traveled to Cuba for National Geographic Television and
spent two weeks in the swamps filming Cuban crocodiles. From
1996, to 2004 Emery directed, has been underwater cameraman,
and co-wrote the music for a thirteen-week outdoor series
for TNN called One More Cast. It now airs on the Outdoor
Life Network. The summer of 1998 Mark filmed bears and
salmon for a production for the PBS program Nature. He was
also featured several times filming bears on the show Wild
Things for Fox television. Seasons of the Salmon, was a
finalist for best film and won best soundtrack for a nature
program, from The Outdoors Writers of America Awards. The
film was a finalist at the Carnegie Institute film festival,
and received a bronze plaque from the Chris awards.
1999-00 Emery and Tracy Collins scored two half hour
shows for National Geographic Television, The Cutthroats of
Yellowstone and River Otters. Mark and his wife Mary
finished a scout in Venezuela for National Geographic
Television. Emery and Neil Rettig began a film on the
commercial salmon fishery in Bristol Bay in Alaska. Mark
directed 7 One More Cast shows for TNN. In 2000 Emery scored
13 half hours for One More Cast and finished a film on the
commercial fishery in Alaska. In 2000 Mark filmed such
diverse subjects as Manatees and Crocodiles, Yupik Eskimos
and Mercury Motors and of course lots and lots of fish. His
stills were on display in The Museum of Natural History at
the University of Florida
2001 Emery and Collins scored 13 half hours for TNN,
a film for National Geographic Television titled Yellowstone
Wild that was entered by Geographic for an Emmy nomination
and scored several commercials, as well as the opening for
the In-Fisherman show on TNN and the music for The Walkers
Cay Chronicles a 13 week series on ESPN. Emery filmed
manatees and wrangled gators for the BBC, was on camera
talent and shot for a National Geographic one hour Grizzlies
in Alaska and directed a High Definition commercial for the
Galyanís chain of outdoor stores, shot stills on assignment
for the London Times on a salmon story, directed five half
hours of One More Cast. A One More Cast that Mark directed,
shot the underwater for and scored won best Film in the
Outdoor Writers of America film festival and his Alaska's
Natural Harvest won 4th place at the same festival. His
stills were on display in The Museum of Science and Industry
in Tampa Florida.
2002 Directed seven One More Cast episodes and
co-wrote music for 13 half hour shows. Shot movie film time
lapse for national Gatorade spot. Scored several commercials
for Strike King and Rapala. Shot underwater 35mm for Rapala
commercial and worked in various capacities on several other
state commercials. Large paintings computer generated from
Emeryís stills were put up as murals in 23 Galyanís stores
and Markís ugly mug was featured as 3-foot posters in 30
Gander Mountain stores.
2003 Shot and directed 2 national commercials for
Zebco Quantum. Directed seven One More Cast episodes and
co-wrote music for 13 half hour shows. Shot stills for Zebco
catalog, for G Loomis, and for Stormís catalog. Produced a
short film for use in restaurants to promote wild salmon
over farm fish. Filmed pilot whales for a National
Geographic PBS Special. Wrote the music for several Strike
King Lure commercials and finished up a still a shoot for
the Alaska Natural History center in Alaska for a book on
Alaskaís parks. Filmed bears in Alaska as stock for a
National Geographic Television show.