Mark Nielsen’s Portfolio

Mark Nielsen – Portfolio

1) Murder in Birdland – a combination novel and nonfiction podcast currently in development — about music, movies, labor, politics and the Mafia at the dawn of the Kennedy era and beyond.

2) Mark Nielsen’s resume / C.V. 

2.1)  RE Resume: 3+ years Security/Operations at Prudential Plaza, a landmark 100-story office and tourist site in downtown Chicago:

Prudential Plaza website

3) “iPhone On the Road Blues” : Personal/festival short film, exhibited several times in galleries and at public screening events through Group 312 Film Collective and Chicago Filmmakers, in Chicago, IL.

iPhone On the Road Blues

4) Selections from my 10+ year running blog Marking Time

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Blog on topics including music and film culture, advertising, history, agriculture, politics, science, spirituality and interdisciplinary arts.

Sample political and P.R. or sales-related blog posts:

4. a) CBD oil and medical cannabis, a semi-professional view:

CBD, Pot and Me

4. b) A food-related marketing article (on candy companies, both large and small, and their history):

Candy Wars

4. c) Regarding Net Neutrality laws, the FCC, and U.S. media conglomerates:

Net Neutrality: The Blind Leading the Blind?


4. d) Regarding ongoing debates in the U.S. about free speech, racial protests, and pro sports:

“Take a Knee”–Pro Sports and Protests, 1968-2017


5) Proposal/rough-cut for an unproduced (and underfunded) volunteer recruitment video for Senior Connections, a Chicago-area geriatric patient advocacy and volunteer organization. Though I did not shoot most of the low-quality raw footage, I did put together the following video –on spec and on short notice– for a proposal to their board of directors:


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