The Amber Stitt Show

Focus On Talents: The TV World & Beyond - Exploring the Dynamic Life of Mark Stepp

October 24, 2023 Amber Stitt
The Amber Stitt Show
Focus On Talents: The TV World & Beyond - Exploring the Dynamic Life of Mark Stepp
Show Notes

Welcome to The Amber Stitt Show! 

In this episode, host Amber sits down with special guest Mark Stepp for an enlightening conversation on life, business, the television industry, and so much more. 

Amber and Mark dive deep into the world of networking and communication, exploring how they both play instrumental roles in creating business opportunities. From online interactions to social media presence, they discuss the importance of reciprocity and respect when building relationships in today's fast-paced digital landscape. 

Mark, a seasoned professional in the television industry, shares his insights on the challenges of meeting the increasingly higher expectations of clients and adapting to the ever-evolving world of technology. They touch on the impact of shorter attention spans and the frustrations faced by new entrants in the industry who yearn for instant gratification. 

Throughout the episode, Amber and Mark discuss various topics ranging from the power of following one's passion, to the necessity of innovative approaches in overcoming challenges. They also delve into Mark's journey in the music industry, his unconventional training in editing, and the valuable life lessons he's learned along the way. 

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a creative professional, or simply curious about the pathways to success, this episode of The Amber Stitt Show is for you. So grab your headphones, tune in, and get ready to dive into an inspiring conversation that will leave you motivated to take action in your own life!   

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Biography: Mark Stepp – Director, Editor, Producer, Post Producer 

Mark Stepp has been a prolific director, editor, producer, and post-producer with an award-winning career that spans more than three decades. 

He is also the owner of two UpperCut Media, Inc. Post Production Facilities; one in Los Angeles, CA and the other in Nashville,TN. Mark is a team player, known for collaborating with above-the-line staff and crew, and for solving problems that ensure projects are done on time and within budget. 

Mark combines creativity, musicality, and effective organizational skills, resulting in an end product that exceeds everyone’s expectations. 

These skills are the result of years of working on a diverse range of large-scale projects such as the Academy Awards (Oscars), the Super Bowl, Riot Games: League of Legends, the CMA Fest, and many other epic music and sporting events (Check out Mark’s IMDB). 

Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the seeds of Mark Stepp’s career in television and film production were sown in bluegrass country. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky with degrees in both music and business, Mark moved to Athens Georgia and immersed himself in the exploding alternative music scene. 

After touring for several years, Mark decided to retire from the road and moved to Nashville, just as the country music scene exploded onto TV and video. Because of Mark’s extensive musical background, and his southern roots, he seamlessly transitioned into the country music industry. 

Mark attributes his education, background, and experience as a musician for enabling him to direct, edit, and produce poetically and musically, instead of mechanically. 

After landing several high profile projects in Los Angeles for ABC, CBS, HBO and ESPN, Mark made the transition from Nashville to California. 

Once on the west coast, Mark’s career continued to flourish; working on feature films and television projects. 

This led to Mark winning two Emmys for multi camera editing. As Mark’s abilities and credits continue to grow, he finds himself working more and more internationally, with his latest projects t