Marcus has been shooting professionally for 25 years. Early in his career he worked on documentaries, travelling to over 40 different countries, filming in amazing and sometimes hostile environments. His pictures have won awards and his collaborative style won the respect of directors, actors and fellow technicians.
In the transition from documentaries to drama, Marcus’ award winning short films and commercials have included, “Buried”- thea 2004 Tropfest winner, the St Kilda Film Festival award winner “Domestic” and the “Virgin Mobile – Jason Donovan” Campaign which won a D&AD Global Award in 2006.
Today Marcus works as a Director of Photography on the long running drama, "Home & Away". Just before joining, H&A went through a metamorphosis, changing from the tradition 3 camera soap style filming to a fast paced 2 camera drama set, and even now Marcus is helping to continue the change for the better.
On September 15, 2013 Marcus officially received ACS Accreditation, one of the highest honor that can be bestowed upon any member of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
Marcus has the ability to shoot both drama productions and television commercials, where his style and work ethic continues to delight and impress his collaborators.
Marcus Hides is a talented Cinematographer with a wealth of experience. His work has won local and international awards.
As part of the change, the "Home & Away" producers chose Marcus to shoot their very first over seas episodes. It was 2 weeks in Hawaii where Marcus collaborated with the Hawaiian locals to film the "Surprise Wedding" of 2 of the main cast. In June 2012, Marcus was once again asked to travel, this time to the South Australian desert to create a kid nap and hostage story line lasting 5 episodes.