Randall Dark

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Randall P. Dark is a Canadian writer, director, and producer[1] recognized as an early proponent of HDTV.[2][3]


In 1995, Dark and his company, HD Vision, were involved with the United Nations 50th Anniversary where they shot, in HDTV, President Bill Clinton's speech in San Francisco.[4] In 1999, Dark and HD Vision produced a documentary for PBS about the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. This program aired in HDTV in June 1999.[5]

Much of Dark's work involves sweeping nature cinematography including Trinity River Raft Ride featuring Eddie Bracken. One of the 3D projects Dark directed in 2010 was 3 Cities in 3D, which was shot with the Panasonic 3D camera. The cities featured were Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.[6] Randall also worked on HD projects with Julie Andrews, Willie Nelson, Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett, Sting, Bill Clinton, Leonard Nimoy and Stephen Hawking [7]

Dark was listed in the Studio Daily Top 50 Independent Category as a creative and technologist.[8] He is also on the adivisory board for the Caucus Foundation.[9]


  1. ^ "Randall P. Dark". IMDB. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Frazer, Bryant. "Field-Testing the Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder". Studio Daily. Retrieved August 15, 1013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Kienzie, Claudia. "20/20 HD Vision". Post Magazine. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Maier, Susan. "HDTV: Who Needs The FCC?". HDTV Magazine. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "HD VISION produces balloon festival documentary with PBS". Highbeam Business. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bunish, Christine. "Inside View: Randall P. Dark". Markee Magazine. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "High definition visionary | Tabaret | University of Ottawa". www.uottawa.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-20. 
  8. ^ "WHO ARE THE STUDIODAILY 50?". Studio Daily. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  9. ^ "Caucus Foundation". www.caucusfoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-05-25.