Mark Irwin


Director Of Photography

Biography

A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable films in which Irwin worked with Cronenberg include "The Fly" and "Videodrome." "The Fly" was a remake of a 1950s film that Cronenberg gave a more gory and spectacular tw...

Biography

A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable films in which Irwin worked with Cronenberg include "The Fly" and "Videodrome." "The Fly" was a remake of a 1950s film that Cronenberg gave a more gory and spectacular twist, and can be considered the height of Cronenberg's career. The film served as a cultural metaphor for the AIDS epidemic which was enhanced by the elaborate costumes, makeup, and sets so skillfully and artfully captured by Irwin. "Videodrome" was another film with elaborate sets and costumes featuring grotesque body transformations and highly charged sexual imagery. It was unique, however, as it was the first to use a flicker-eliminating technology when filming television screen images, as well as using Betamax video cassettes instead of VHS tapes. Two quintessential Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) films of the 1990s that Irwin worked on after his collaborations with Cronenberg were "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary." The success of both films, heavily relying on physical and visual humor, were substantially indebted to Irwin's cinematographic skills and experience with Cronenberg. Irwin did not give up on the horror genre altogether after the 1980s, as he worked on the post-modern slasher film "Scream." This film again presented an opportunity for Irwin's sense of detail and comic timing to enhance its most dynamic and innovative aspects.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Cinematographer Style (2006)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Descendants 2 (2017)
Director Of Photography
The Layover (2017)
Camera Operator
The Layover (2017)
Director Of Photography
Concrete Blondes (2012)
Director Of Photography
Carnal Innocence (2011)
Director Of Photography
Silent Witness (2011)
Director Of Photography
The Last Godfather (2011)
Director Of Photography
Valentine's Day (2010)
Director Of Photography
Dance Flick (2009)
Director Of Photography
The Shortcut (2009)
Director Of Photography
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Director Of Photography
Blonde Ambition (2007)
Director Of Photography
Sydney White (2007)
Director Of Photography
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Director Of Photography
Deck The Halls (2006)
Director Of Photography
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Director Of Photography
The Ringer (2005)
Director Of Photography
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Director Of Photography
Old School (2003)
Director Of Photography
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Director Of Photography
American Pie 2 (2001)
Director Of Photography
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Director Of Photography
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Director Of Photography
Say It Isn't So (2001)
Director Of Photography
Road Trip (2000)
Director Of Photography
Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
Director Of Photography
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Director Of Photography
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Director Of Photography
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Director Of Photography
Steel (1997)
Director Of Photography
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (1997)
Director Of Photography
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (1997)
Camera Operator
Scream (1996)
Director Of Photography
Robin of Locksley (1996)
Director Of Photography
Don't Look Back (1996)
Camera Operator
Kingpin (1996)
Director Of Photography
Don't Look Back (1996)
Director Of Photography
Robin of Locksley (1996)
Camera Operator
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Director Of Photography
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Director Of Photography
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Director Of Photography
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Director Of Photography
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Director Of Photography
April One (1993)
Director Of Photography
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Director Of Photography
Extreme Justice (1993)
Director Of Photography
Miracle Child (1993)
Director Of Photography
Slaughter Of The Innocents (1993)
Director Of Photography
Passenger 57 (1992)
Director Of Photography
Keep the Change (1992)
Director Of Photography
Not of This World (1991)
Director Of Photography
Showdown In Little Tokyo (1991)
Director Of Photography
Backfield in Motion (1991)
Director Of Photography
Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace (1991)
Director Of Photography
Absolute Strangers (1991)
Director Of Photography
Call Me Anna (1990)
Director Of Photography
Robocop 2 (1990)
Director Of Photography
Heat Wave Part 2 (1990)
Director Of Photography
I Come in Peace (1990)
Director Of Photography
Class of 1999 (1990)
Director Of Photography
Heat Wave Part 1 (1990)
Director Of Photography
So Proudly We Hail (1990)
Director Of Photography
Heat Wave (1990)
Director Of Photography
Paint It Black (1989)
Director Of Photography
Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
Director Of Photography
FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1989)
Director Of Photography
Buckeye and Blue (1988)
Director Of Photography
The Blob (1988)
Director Of Photography
Pass the Ammo (1988)
Director Of Photography
My First Love (1988)
Director Of Photography
Bat 21 (1988)
Director Of Photography
Those Roos Boys and Friends (1987)
Director Of Photography
Love at Stake (1987)
Director Of Photography
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Director Of Photography
The Fly (1986)
Director Of Photography
Spasms (1986)
Director Of Photography
Youngblood (1986)
Director Of Photography
The Killer Instinct (1985)
Director Of Photography
The Bradbury Trilogy (1985)
Director Of Photography ("The Playground")
The Protector (1985)
Director Of Photography
Storytelling (1984)
Director Of Photography
Special People (1984)
Director Of Photography
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1984)
Director Of Photography
The Dead Zone (1983)
Director Of Photography
Videodrome (1983)
Director Of Photography
Bix (1981)
Director Of Photography
Scanners (1981)
Director Of Photography
Cries in the Night (1981)
Director Of Photography
Night School (1981)
Director Of Photography
Trapped (1981)
Director Of Photography
Tanya's Island (1980)
Director Of Photography
The Brood (1979)
Director Of Photography
Fast Company (1979)
Director Of Photography
Blood and Guts (1978)
Director Of Photography
Starship Invasions (1977)
Director Of Photography

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Bat 21 (1988)
Photography

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Descendants 2 (2017)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Last Godfather (2011)
Dp/Cinematographer
Valentine's Day (2010)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Shortcut (2009)
Other
Dance Flick (2009)
Dp/Cinematographer
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Dp/Cinematographer
Dance Flick (2009)
Other
Blonde Ambition (2007)
Other
Deck The Halls (2006)
Other
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Other
The Ringer (2005)
Other
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Dp/Cinematographer
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Other
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Other
Say It Isn't So (2001)
Dp/Cinematographer
American Pie 2 (2001)
Other
Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
Other
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Dp/Cinematographer
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Other
Steel (1997)
Dp/Cinematographer
Kingpin (1996)
Other
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Other
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Dp/Cinematographer
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Other
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Other
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Other
Extreme Justice (1993)
Other
Passenger 57 (1992)
Dp/Cinematographer
Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace (1991)
Other
Backfield in Motion (1991)
Other
Call Me Anna (1990)
Other
Robocop 2 (1990)
Other
FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1989)
Other
FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1989)
Dp/Cinematographer
Bat 21 (1988)
Other
The Blob (1988)
Other
Pass the Ammo (1988)
Other
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Other
Love at Stake (1987)
Other
The Fly (1986)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Bradbury Trilogy (1985)
Other
The Protector (1985)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Killer Instinct (1985)
Other
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1984)
Other
Special People (1984)
Other
Fast Company (1979)
Other
The Brood (1979)
Dp/Cinematographer
Starship Invasions (1977)
Other

Cinematography (Special)

Just Deserts (1992)
Director Of Photography
My Brother's Keeper (1990)
Director Of Photography

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Can of Worms (1999)
Director Of Photography
Innocent Victims (1996)
Director Of Photography
Spearfield's Daughter (1986)
Director Of Photography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Night School (1981) - I Came In The Back Way Prurient or suspenseful, Rachel Ward as Boston “exchange student” Eleanor arrives home and showers after being stalked by a busboy, who looks a likely murder suspect, as does Drew Snyder, who plays professor Vince whom, we discover, is also her lover, in Night School, 1981.
Night School (1981) - Man's Primitive Past Egghead Boston cop Austin (Leonard Mann) has intruded on the photo-lecture about primitive tribes by women’s college professor Millett (Drew Snyder), asking about his student, the murder victim, meeting top-billed Rachel Ward (as “Miss Ajai” sp?) and Elizabeth Barnitz as Kim, in Night School, 1981.
Videodrome - The Growth In My Head Big scene for make-up effects guru Rick Baker, as Rex (James Woods) gets an itch while watching a tape of Professor O'Blivion (Jack Creley) in David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982.
Videodrome - Rena King Show TV pornographer Rex (James Woods) takes a liking to radio shrink Nicki (Deborah Harry), appearing "with" Professor O'Blivion (Jack Creley) and host Rena King (Lally Cadeau) in David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982.
Videodrome - Open, Civic TV Opening sequence from David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982, in which Bridey (Julie Khaner) awakens hero Max (James Woods), a small-time Canadian TV pornographer.
Videodrome - He'll Disappoint You Baffled TV programmer Rex (James Woods) returns a hallucinatory tape to media scientist Bianca (Sonja Smits), who reveals the truth about her father, in David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982.
Videodrome - Get Professional Help Rex (James Woods) observes radio personality Nicki (Deborah Harry) at work before they adjourn for their first date, in David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982.
Videodrome - Will It Hurt? Afflicted Rex (James Woods) gets fitted for a hallucinating helmet by Barry Convex (Les Carlson) and has a meeting with missing Nicki (Deborah Harry) in David Cronenberg's Videodrome, 1982.

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