Mark Guarino was practically born into the audiovisual industry. His father was the chief engineer who put New Haven, Connecticut’s ABC affiliate on the air in the late 1940s. Later, his father, along with a partner, started a film production company named Sleeping Giant Films. Throughout their childhood, Mark and his brother Guy would tag along with their father, and help out however they could. After graduating from college, they became full-time employees, and after their father retired, they bought the business, renaming it Guymark Studios. At the time, the industry was evolving from film to video, and Mark and Guy evolved with it – jumping into nonlinear editing with a Media 100 system. To this day, multiple Media 100 systems form the backbone of Guymark Studios’ video production.