Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed award-winning filmmaker, and a transdisciplinary media arts consultant, educator, and researcher. His creative works have been shown on cable television, in theaters, schools, and colleges, and at film expositions around the world. Mark has worked as a producer, director, writer, and editor on industrial, educational, short subject, and feature films and videos. He personally studied with Robert Wise (director of The Sound of Music and editor of Citizen Kane), King Vidor (director of Our Daily Bread and War and Peace), Daniel Petrie (director of A Raisin in the Sun and Resurrection), Lester Novros (filmic expression, animation, special effects, and large-format film pioneer), and Robert Boyle (production designer for Alfred Hitchcock).
Mark has a B.A. in Motion Picture Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts; an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Directing from the American Film Institute; an M.A. and Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a post-doctoral certificate in Integral Studies. He has conducted and published research on the integral and transpersonal dimensions of the cinema; and was awarded the Integral Institute's Integral Life Award for his research on the application of integral theory for cinematic media theory and practice. For more on Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D. and his work, visit his online portfolio at markallankaplan.com.