Mark Jordan Burchick
410-353-8236 | MJBurchick@gmail.com | MJBurchick.com
Currently attending Towson University’s Studio Art MFA Program performing independent studies in video art and installation.
Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film, and Mass Communications – Towson University – Film/Video/Digital Media, and Journalism Tracks (3.992 overall GPA, 4.0 GPA within majors)
2022 – Now Towson University. Adjunct Faculty.
- Lighting for Film and Video course
2018 – Now Towson University. Multimedia Technician.
- Manage equipment and technology assets for faculty and students
- Supervise, train and coordinate student staff
- Manage social media accounts
- Plan and execute extracurricular workshops, screenings, and educational opportunities
2017 – Now Sincerely Visual LLC, Owner.
- Conceptualize and execute film projects for commercial clients.
- Clients include True Chesapeake Oyster Co., Howard County Fire Department, Anne Arundel County Department of Health
2014 – Now Set Lighting Technician, Gaffer. IATSE 487.
- Coordinate with and deliver a lighting plan to the director of photography
- Ensure client satisfaction from pre-production through post-production as it relates to needs between the G&E and Camera departments.
2014 – 2018 Serious Grip and Electric, Halethorpe, MD. Equipment Rental Representative
- Allocate film production gear for commercial-clients.
- Forklift Operation, Warehouse management, Truck Delivery.
Mar. 2017 – Aug. 2017 Fifteen4. Baltimore, MD. Production Coordinator.
- Direct, Produce, Shoot, and Edit internet-based video content for national brands/clients.
- Coordinate production workflow from concept to delivery.
Invited Artist Talks
Towson University, Visiting Artist Talk. Embedded in “Film and Media Analysis: Contemporary Animated Shorts,” Prof. Lynn Tomlinson. Online. October 11th, 2022. Featured talk on innovations in AI Art for animation and the “The Chapel Perilous” installation.
The Protocols of Extreme Creativity lecture series with Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka. Morbid Anatomy. Online. September 28th, 2022. Speaking on “The Chapel Perilous” installation.
Public Dissemination of Research
“UFO’s as Cosmic Art: How Art and the Creative Process Can Inform UFO Study,” lecture by Greg Bishop. “Visions from the Outside” exhibit at the Athens-Clarke County Library, curated by David Metcalfe. October 9th, 2022. Featured artist on “The Chapel Perilous” installation.
Filmography and Independent Credits
So Many Things Are Not So. Digital short documentary. Writer/Director. In post-production.
Ora et Labora. Digital Short Documentary. Writer/Director/Editor.
A Ritual for Mourning. Digital Short Narrative. Writer/Director/Editor.
Screenings of A Ritual for Mourning
World Premiere – Sphere World Cinema Carnival – Online – Kolkata, India – May 18, 2021
Official Selection – Experimental Film Festival – New Bern, NC – September 18th, 2021
Finalist – BitterSweet Invitational Story Festival – Washington, D.C. – November 12th, 2022
Mom & M. Feature Length Digital Documentary. Assistant Camera, Assistant Editor.
Bastards Road. Feature Length Digital Documentary. Associate Producer.
Screenings of Bastards Road
35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Santa Barbara, CA – January 20, 2020
2020 Slamdance – Park City, Utah – January 26th, 2020
2020 RiverRun International Film Festival – Winstom-Salem, NC – March 28, 2020
2020 Greenwich International Film Festival – Greenwich, CT – May 1st, 2020
2020 deadCenter Film Festival – Oklahoma City, OK – June 12, 2020
2020 Loudon Arts Film Festival – Middleburg, VA – September 12, 2020
2020 Sunscreen Film Festival – St. Petersburg, FL – September 28, 2020
2020 Newport Beach Film Festival – Newport Beach, CA – October 1, 2020
2020 San Diego International Film Festival – San Diego, CA – October 15, 2020
2020 Tallgrass Film Festival – Wichita, KS – October 16, 2020
2020 Naples International Film Festival – Naples, FL – October 25, 2020
2021 Beaufort International Film Festival – Beaufort, SC – February 19, 2021
35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Best Documentary Film 2020
2020 Slamdance Audience Award Documentary Feature
2020 deadCenter Film Festival – Best Documentary Film – June 20th, 2020
2020 Loudon Arts Film Festival – Winner Best Cinematography for a Documentary, Audience Award – September 12, 2020
2020 Sunscreen Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature – September 28th, 20020
2020 Naples International Film Festival – Juried Awards – Best Documentary Feature – October 25, 2020
The Local Oyster Stout. Digital Short Documentary. Writer/Director.
Screenings of The Local Oyster Stout
Fish and Wildlife Film Festival – Moscow, Idaho – October 5, 2017
Life Sciences Film Festival – Prague, Czech Republic – October 16, 2017
Fresh Coast Film Festival – Marquette, Michigan – October 21, 2017
Food Film Festival – Prague, Czech Republic – October 27, 2017
Les Bois Film Festival – Boise, Idaho – March 3, 2018
Sierra Nevada Film Festival – Dorrington, CA – March 28, 2018
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 8, 2018
Water Docs Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario – April 12, 2018
Waverly Brewing Company – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Premiere – August 24, 2018
Chesapeake Film Festival – Cambridge, MD – October 13, 2018
British Documentary Film Festival – London, UK – December 3, 2018
Online Premiere – January 14, 2019.
Oysterfest. Compilation of shorts – Maryland Public Television. April 23, 2020.
Award Winner – “Wild Side” Category 1st Place – Fish and Wildlife Film Festival – Moscow, Idaho – October 5, 2017
No Shave November Promo. Writer/Director/Actor/Editor.
Exquisite Corpses. Anthology Film Project. Midnight Crew Studios. Writer/Director of a Digital Short.
Movie Palace. Digital Short Video. Co-Producer, Gaffer.
The Multiple Transgressions of the King of the Gods. Arriflex 16mm Film. Co-Producer, Gaffer.
Write That Down. Single channel projection. Writer, producer.
The Bottom Line. Digital Short Documentary. Written and Directed By.
Official Selection – 2014 Bethesda Film Festival, Bethesda, MD. Honorarium.
Honorable Mention – Arts Club of Washington 2014 Scholarship, Washington D.C.
Best of the Festival – 2013 Halfway There Film Festival, Towson, MD
And the Award Goes Too… Digital Short Video. Executive Producer, Production Design, Grip.
Best of the Festival – 2014 Media Arts Festival, Towson, MD
Mass Media and Society. Animated Digital Short. Written and Animated By.
Videochrome. Digital short video. Written, Directed, and Production Designed by.
Selected Freelance Production Credits
NFL Films. Commercial production. Gaffer.
Out There Halloween Mega Tape (WNUF Halloween Sequel). Feature film. Gaffer. Addl. Camera Operator.
What Happens Next Will Scare You. Feature Film. Gaffer. Addl. Camera Operator.
USA Travel PSA. Gaffer.
True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Wegman’s Pitch. Commercial. Director/Editor.
Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Health – Buprenorphine PSAs. Producer/DP.
Stanley Black and Decker Makers Month Commercial. Gaffer.
Monday Properties Real Estate Commercial. Gaffer.
Bluebird Cocktail Room Promo. Commercial. Gaffer.
D.C. United 2018 Season Player Intros. Commercial. Gaffer
Ravens 2018 Season Player Intros. Commercial. Set Lighting Technician.
Miss Virginia. Feature Length Digital Film. Vertical Entertainment. D.C. Unit Grip.
Wonder Woman 1984. Feature Length Digital Film. WB. D.C. Unit Set Lighting Technician.
The Years of Living Dangerously. Documentary Television Series. Showtime and the National Geographic Channel. Gaffer for D.C. Crew.
Soller’s Point. Feature Length Digital Film. Broken Wings, Inc. Day Player Electric.
Simply Sylvio. Feature Length Digital Film. Amazon Studios. Best Boy Electric.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Commercials. Freelance Grip and Electric, Camera, Audio Engineer.
Jason Bourne. Feature Length Film. B5 Pictures. Day Player Set Grip for D.C. Crew.
House of Cards Season 4. Knight Takes King Productions. Day Player Set Grip.
ESPN 30 for 30: Dunbar Poets. Feature Length Documentary Film. ESPN Films. Lightbox Entertainment. Grip and Electric.
Mercy Street. TV Show. PBS. Mansion House. Day Player Set Lighting Technician.
Revolving Doors. Feature Length Documentary Film. Hayden 5, LLC. 2nd Unit Assistant Camera.
The Armor of Light. Feature Length Documentary Film. Fork Films. Assistant Camera for D.C. Crew.
Human Kinda. Reyna Productions. Amazon/JetBlue Documentary Web Series. Gaffer.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Commercials. Freelance Grip and Electric, Camera, Audio Engineer.
All Rise. Feature Length Documentary. Cinema Capital. Production Assistant.
House of Cards. TV Netflix. Knight Takes King Productions. Reoccurring Day Player Production Assistant.
Poker Night in America. 2nd Unit Camera. CBS Sports. Rush Street Productions.
Z*Con. Feature Length Digital Film. Big Damn Films. 2nd Unit Gaffer, Grip/Electric Swing.
Call Girl of Cthulhu. Feature Length Digital Film. Midnight Crew Studios. Additional Camera Operator. Key Grip.
PBS Nova: JFK Assassination. Television. Lone Wolf Media. Production Assistant.
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. Feature Length, Digital Film. Day Player Production Assistant for the D.C. Crew.
Professional Services and Workshops
EMF Bootcamps. Towson University. Held a series of workshops on video and audio production technologies to help students get back up to speed during the return to campus semesters.
“Let’s Collaborate!” Event. Towson University. Co-organized a COFAC networking event for student’s returning to campus after the remote semesters.
2021 Bridges to the World International Film Festival. Virtual. Served as the technical support and advisor for a month-long Zoom Webinar film festival hosted by World Artists Experiences.
World Artists Experiences Summit. Virtual. Served as the technical support and advisor for a month-long Zoom Webinar series for the WAE Annual Summit.
COVID-19 Student Set Safety Panel. Towson University, virtual. Panelist/Moderator on a COVID-19 Set Safety Panel.
Set Safety Handbook. Towson University. Produced a Set Safety Handbook and brochures tailored to university students relying upon industry resources.
Set Etiquette Event, Panelist. Towson University. Served on a panel for safety concerns within the Maryland film industry.
2018 – 2021
Rough Cut Night. Towson University. Organize and serve as a panelist offering critique on student thesis projects.
EMF Recruitment Committee. Develop strategies for higher EMF enrollment.
2015 – 2018
Wide Angle Youth Media “On the Set” Fundraiser. Baltimore, MD. Instructor for set safety and gear demonstrations.
Guest Technician Night. Panel Discussion of Industry Professionals at Towson University. October 17th, 2016.
Getting to Know Your (Local) Industry. Professional Workshop at Towson University. September 29th, 2016.
2014 – 2016
Lambda Kappa Tau Co-President Advisory Board
Alumni Advisory Board for LKT
2013 – 2014
College of Fine Arts and Communication Student Connection Advisory Board
Advisory board of student group leadership and COFAC Deans
Co-President. Lambda Kappa Tau (LKT) Co-Ed Media Production Society.
Legal Committee Member
Philanthropy Committee Member
Arts Committee Chair
Instructor – Set Hierarchy and Set Etiquette Workshop – LKT Towson University – Oct. 20th
Moderator – Microbudget Filmmaking Panel – LKT Towson University – Nov. 17th
Legal Chair. Lambda Kappa Tau Co-Ed Media Production Society.
Honors and Awards
Capital Emmy – The Local Oyster Stout
National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – Category: Chesapeake Heritage, Short Form Content – May 19, 2021
Beulah M. Price Scholarship Endowment
Highest honor in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Honoree is selected from six candidates representing the six majors in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
George F. Rogers Scholarship
Michael J. Robinson Scholarship
Barry Levinson Scholarship Fund
Alexander Sidorowicz Memorial Fund
Dean’s List Honoree
Holl, John. “Special Ingredient: Oysters.” Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine [Fort Collins, CO]. Highlight on The Local Oyster Stout documentary. Jun-Jul. 2019. Print.
Franklin, Will C. “Life on the Screen.” The Gazette [Bethesda, MD]. Quoted for Bethesda Film Fest entry The Bottom Line. 19 Mar. 2014: A-12, A-16. Print.
Competitive Festival Participation
Frederick 72 Hour Film Festival
Best Amateur Film 2010 – The Other Side
Finalist 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Frederick 72 Hour Script Festival
Finalist – Trip or Treat