won an award for cinematography for the student film "Party Games". In 1988 Produced
"Bicycles on Snow", which aired on the Discovery Channel. That film won an award for best
film at the Interbike Film Festival in 1994. In 1991 he developed and patented the Forman
Camera Bicycle a device for action cinematography. Forrest Whitaker used the bikes to
open his HBO film, Strapped (1993) and Sony/Interfilms, Ride for Your Life (1993) with
Adam West. In 1996 Forman did a ride simulator film for Coca Colas Olympic City in Atlanta.
Mark began to research 16:9 widescreen HD cinema in 1998. At that time purchased the first
privately owed 16:9 DVCAM from Sony. With that camera he photographed a DVCAM demo
that Sony used at NAB in 1999 and also shot a project for the National Science
Foundation. In 1999 Mark realized that Video really had the potential to become Cinema
especially with the introduction of HD. He then decided to do something many
cinematographers dream of. "I would build a screening facility out of the need to see
these images in the best possible viewing conditions" After dealing with surly
contractors and many construction delays Mark Forman opened the Forman HD screening
room in 2000. Since that time the room has screened for cinematographers including Allen
Daviau ASC, Ellen Kuras ASC, Sean Fairburn SOC and Madstone Films, the director
Robert Altman, as well as many others. Mark Forman also has done aerial cinematography
for Honor Squadrons International in 2001 (with Sonys Jeff Cree for NAB) and is still
involved with a documentary in progress on the World War 2 Group the Air Apaches.
He is also the founder of the HDTV Production Forum on Yahoo and is an accomplished still photographer
with publication of his images in Digital Cinema Magazine Miilimeter magazine, American Cinematographer,
The Seashore trolley Museum, The Yankee Air Museum, and other publications and web sites.
May 2, 2005
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