Hi Mark, your compositing series on Lynda has been invaluable! Thanks again 🙂


Mark has an excellent aptitude for building creative digital projects from the bottom up. His broad range of experience and background in the feature visual effects world, online education courses, and beyond, have prepared him for anything!

Jenny Appleton, Adobe

Many thanks for your @lynda lessons on keying, roto, and matching! They've helped me a lot with my work.


...just wanted to say how impressed I am. You guys have delivered BIG TIME. A lot of movie fans will be in seventh heaven with this, myself included.

Pete Dhadda

I LOVE this. So cool. Most exciting app ever!

Matt Wallin

oh joy, @cinefexclassic is out and I have my unlock code for every
issue ever. impressed they hit their self-imposed January 2014


A-W-E-S-O-M-E... This is what the iPad was made for, and nothing else 😉

Barend Onneweer

Breathtaking! Amazing! Very easy to navigate. Awesome being able to zoom in on photos. You can tell limits of resolution on older issues and photos...totally awesome!!!!!!!

Ian Parker
  • Founder: New Scribbler LLC – iOS software development
    • Conceived company to design Cinefex for iPad
    • Raised $297K in a 30-day Kickstarter campaign
    • Negotiated license of software to primary client
  • Leader/manager:
    • Initiated content strategy for Frame.io
    • Produced & designed video marketing for Adobe Systems Inc
    • Directed creative team at LucasArts Entertainment Company
    • Provided creative direction at Fluid
  • Product Designer, Cinefex for iPad.
    • Led development, design + marketing
    • Created compelling UI/UX
  • Producer/Designer, Adobe Systems
    • Custom-designed marketing material for worldwide sales/evangelists
    • Defined Adobe’s primary video/audio marketing strategy
    • Managed outside partners/vendors
    • Collaborated closely with Adobe development
  • Director of Content Strategy, Frame.io
    • Established site voice
    • Grew unique views above 100k/month
    • Edited and wrote must-read posts
    • Diversified voices
  • Author
    • Books and articles including the highly regarded After Effects Studio Techniques series for Adobe Press
    • Video training courses for lynda.com (a divison of LinkedIn)
    • Articles to inform and inspire filmmakers
  • Speaker
    • After Effects World Keynote 2013
    • NAB
    • Google
    • Creative Pro Supermeet + more film/video
Visual Effects
  • Supervisor
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild
    • All About Evil
    • Multiple indepentent productions (feature + commercial)
  • Digital Artist/Compositor:
    • Avatar
    • Pirates of the Caribbean 3
    • Day After Tomorrow
    • Spy Kids 3D
    • Howl
    • The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
  • Mark Christiansen on IMDB
  • Author of After Effects training courses for lynda.com (15 hours of material) and fxphd.com (multiple courses)
Visual Design

Have designed:

  • Award-winning software UI/UX
  • VFX looks
  • UI screens
  • Posters, packaging
  • Logos
  • Marketing campaigns


  • After Effects & associated plug-ins/scripts
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Canon DSLR
  • Created/found material
  • 3D: Maya, C4D, Max


  • Promo videos that “push the edge—in a good way” for lynda.com
  • Kickstarter Campaign for Cinefex Classic Collection: $297K raised
  • Campaign for First Act Silicon Valley (conceived, designed, produced)

Contributed to:

  • 10+ years of marketing for Adobe (video products), from tightly worded, character limited feature descriptions to full demo campaign production
  • Commercial and event videos for silicon valley companies including Sony, Apple, AMD, HP, Cisco, Seagate, Medtronic, many more
Animation & Motion Design

Have put into motion:

  • Title sequences
  • Physical animations
  • Type choreography
  • Effects animations


  • Adobe After Effects & associated plug-ins/scripts
  • 3D: Maya, Max, C4D, Lightwave
  • General moxie with a particular sensibility
On Set
  • Visual Effects Supervisor for All About Evil
  • On-set Supervisor for Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • On-set Post-Production Supervisor for LucasArts Entertainment
  • Producer/Director of location and set-based shoots for Adobe


  • RED
  • Alexa
  • Phantom
  • Blackmagic
  • Super 16mm
  • Canon/Sony/Panasonic (with custom “Yedlog” LUT)
  • Custom GoPro-based 360Âș arrays