Mark Altenberg Productions | Video


Featured Video Productions

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Mo Saito

Fashion photographer, Mo Saito, loves to photograph mutts.

In his studio he can create infinite white backgrounds or bring in beautiful natural light, to fit the subject and mood.

Curdog Design

Craftsman Lucky Hall creates fabric-formed concrete pieces.

His outdoor workshop has wonderful light thanks to the shade of a giant redwood.



Camp Brushstrokes

Kids of all ages attend this summer camp and enjoy painting pottery in Jessica Williams' sunny outdoor studio. 

For the interior shots I took full advantage of all of the warm natural light provided by the huge studio windows.



The Partners Program

The Partners Program is an academic summer camp for under-resourced Oakland middle school students.

More than a dozen interviews with faculty and students were combined with shots of various camp activities, including the final day graduation celebration.

Caz Family Camp

This amazing performing arts camp has a broad range activities for all ages including music, drama, writing, art, swimming, fresh food, nightly performances, jam sessions and dancing

I spent a delightful week capturing the camp vibe beneath a canopy of old redwoods in the heart of the Russian River Valley.


Electric City

Book Trailer

Elizabeth Rosner talks about the inspiration for her third novel, 'Electric City', which was named one of the best books of the year by National Public Radio in 2014.

We shot this in front of an appropriate backdrop of electric lights, thanks to Metro Lighting, a Berkeley lighting shop.


Jackeline Rago

Caz Family Camp Teacher

Jackie Rago expresses her love for teaching music by 'just doing it.' 

The magnificent Cazadero redwoods provided the perfect setting for this strolling shoot


Cathedral Gardens

Event Intro

Cathedral Gardens is a 100 apartment affordable housing community near downtown Oakland. This is the intro to the grand opening for EAH Housing.

My friend David Ronan (CrushPix) piloted a drone with a camera to capture the mix of new construction and the rehabilitated 110 year-old historic Rectory building.

Biotech Partners

Biotech Partners trains high school students for technical positions in bioscience.

With some editing magic, this 3-minute piece was cut from the original 10-minute piece and backed with a new music track, to tell a more concise and upbeat Biotech Partners story.



Bandworks is an awesome rock band school and summer camp for kids and adults.

An initial interview with founders Steve Gibson and Jeremy Steinkoler became the narrative foundation for this piece and was used to structure the numerous interviews that followed.



Kickstarter Campaign

Mo'Fone got the funding for their 3rd CD and produced a wonderful recording followed by a celebratory concert!

Mo'Fone's Jim Peterson, Larry De La Cruz and Jeremy Steinkoler are always having a great time - capturing that on video was the key to success for this piece.  


Mo'Fone on Kickstarter


Stefani Berger

Partners Program Director

Stefani Berger articulates the meaning of peer mentorship for kids in the Partners Program.

I found a quiet spot with nice light, pointed the camera in the right direction and just let it roll, capturing her message straight from the heart.



Izzy Unleashed

Behind the scenes

Writer/Director Romanus Wolter hired me to shoot still photos on the set of Izzy Unleashed, a kids TV pilot.

Along the way, I also grabbed some video here and there and cut it together with the original theme song for the show to create this fun behind-the-scenes piece.

Izzy Unleashed TV Pilot


Food Explorers

The Food Explorers program was created by Connie McCullah with Chris Hall, manager of the Kensington Farmers Market, as a way to educate kids about the food they eat. 

Interviews with Chris and Connie were combined with footage from the classroom and the market to tell the whole food story. It's always fun when kids are involved!

Caz Family Camp

A Day in the Caz Life

Everyone moves to the Caz Family Camp rhythm, from the moment you wake to the meals and all the various classes during the day followed by concerts and performances in the evening. 

Edgardo Cambón's salsa band class provided the essential rhythmic pulse for this piece, which came together in the editing.


The Sharp Brothers

Austin Freese brings his knife sharpening skills to the Kensington Farmers' Market every Sunday.

I captured Austin and the John Roy Zat Trio one weekend using only the amazing iPhone camera. The simplicity of using an iPhone allowed me to focus on capturing all the necessary shots to create a good story.