Mark Moore is a video editor from the D.C. metro area with an MFA in film production from Howard University. He began his career as a radio producer for CBS Radio and transitioned into television at Comcast SportsNet, now NBC Sports Washington, as a producer, editor and motion graphics artist. In addition to freelancing, currently Mark is an adjunct Cinema professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

Mark has written, shot, and edited video and film for over a decade. Highlights include being the Co-editor and VFX supervisor for the short film Everlasting, which was accepted into multiple film festivals in 2020, editing a short film produced by Ernest Dickerson, creating a short documentary for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, as well as taking on all the post production responsibilities for a 7-episode web series following the story of a fledgling music label based in the District, selected for the 2017 DC Black Film Festival.

He is passionate about filmmaking and learning more about the technological advances in the craft. He is a comic reader, sports lover, video game player, sci-fi enthusiast, and all-around appreciator of all art forms.

Feel free to contact me about your video post production needs.

Getting acquainted with confidence

As a man, I’m supposed to feel an overwhelming abundance of confidence.  I don’t.  Just writing this blog post ,my first one, mind you, has me feeling a bit anxious.  Impostor syndrome weighs me down heavily.  It’s still hard for me to call myself an artist or filmmaker.  I look at the great pieces of art that people produce and release to the masses and couldn’t be more happy for the works that I have seen.   I also feel like my work doesn’t compare, so its not worthy of being mentioned.  Feelings of failure, along with someone thinking that my work sucks prevents me from sharing or appreciating any bit of work I have accomplished.

The works of many artists, black artists in particular, always leave me with a sense of inspiration, pride, and joy that they’re achieving their goals and dreams. It also makes me look at my work as mediocre. Then when I attempt to improve it, I hit a wall and then move to something else. It’s a vicious cycle of procrastination and feelings of inferiority. Shit, this blog post could be considered another tool of procrastination on my part, but I’m using this as an exercise.

In writing this, I do realize I’m not special. I’m sure ALL of the artists that I currently look up to go through most of the things that I’m talking about or some other form of mental road blocks.  I attended a panel on art and activism at the LA Film Fest this year, and asked each panelist for ways to push through dark periods and times of uncertainty. All of their answers were unique to them and great pieces of advice, but the theme in all of their answers was intentionality.  Things won’t change with me doing the same thing over and over again expecting something different.

So this is a way for me to be more intentional.  A way for me to take more pride in my work.  A way to put myself out there.  I am film editor, a graphic designer, a 3d designer, a filmmaker, an artist.  And its about time that I realize that about myself and take pride in who I am, what I do, and what I have done.

The Breakdown (Drake, Future, Meek Mill, Vince Staples)

J Hall from Hip Hop Matrix Show Talks the latest songs from your favorite Hip Hop artist.