Production Manager / Principal
Staff Me Up profile: http://staffmeup.com/profile/markott
Mark actually loves it when he discovers someone he knows harbors a secret fascination with The Jerry Springer Show. That’s where Mark got his start, on a nationally televised hit show where he ground out five episodes a week, week after week, for several years. Now that’s training. Luckily, he was always a technology geek which helped get him in the door and his continuing fascination with editing and as a camera operator eventually led to the ABC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio and later to a three-year stint working for on-air programs for ESPN, ESPN2, TNN and PBS.
It wasn’t long before an offer from Encore Productions to serve as both online and offline editor for the production company brought Mark to Las Vegas. His client list expanded globally to include television editing for Premiere Network in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK among others. After his time at Encore, Mark moved on to Century Productions where his client base as an online and offline editor continued to grow.
As an editor at Century, Mark worked with clients from all over the world editing everything from commercial and corporate to narrative projects with a wide range of budget levels. His clients included Taco Bell, Pepsi, Ford, Microsoft, ABC, MTV, VH-1, Showtime. As Mark developed relationships with these clients, many of them urged him to go out on his own as an editor and encouraged him by offering their business if he did.
Mark has started and operated a number of successful businesses since 2002: The Ott Group, Las Vegas Legal Video, 702 Productions, and now 808 Post & Production.
Mark is an active pilot with Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine, Land and Sea ratings. “Flying a Boat is the ultimate fun you can have!”
When not working, you can find him with his family, or hanging out at the airport talking airplanes with friends. Mark is also very active as a volunteer Search-and-Rescue Pilot with the Civil Air Patrol, and a volunteer pilot for Young Eagles.