Chasing Big Ideas & Telling Epic Stories!
Chris Martin Studios is a fun-loving, thought-provoking, people-serving media production company focused on building curiosity, discovering purpose, unveiling unique stories, and getting work to work.
The 5 Cs of Chris Martin Studios
Creativity: The foundation of every project is about discovering the path from the unknown to the finished product. Creativity is centered on the belief that a solution exists, is unique to you, and is worth pursuing. It is how form, function, story, beauty, conflict, and humanity come together to impact an audience.
Curiosity: A well-timed question is valuable and can change minds and lives. Curiosity is a way of looking at the world with an inquisitive sense of wonder. It is expressed through the questions asked, the desire to listen, and the way visuals are captured and presented in every project.
Craft: Every project is hand-crafted from scratch and combines a sense of artistry, a touch of humanity, and a well-defined purpose.
Commitment: This business is not a side project. It is an expression of my commitment to learning and growing in ways that impact others, creating meaningful work that is valuable, and doing my part to build a better world.
Connection: At the end of the day, everything produced by Chris Martin Studios is for others. Mutually beneficial relationships are an important benchmark in the success of every project.
About Chris Martin
Never satisfied with just one label, Chris is a curiosity builder, filmmaker, podcaster, and educator obsessed with creativity, curiosity, and bands who can remember how to play songs over 25 minutes. He loves stories that are filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness and can’t get enough of real people living their authentic and unique stories.
“I love learning what makes people tick, observing the little details that reveal their uniqueness, and bringing their story to life.”
Since 2002, Chris has been involved in a variety of filmmaking projects ranging from live video production and documentary video production to feature film production and episodic web series production. He is madly obsessed with alliteration and loves documentaries, animation and motion graphics, photography, comics, metal and progressive rock music, and films by Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Werner Herzog, and Guillermo del Toro. Chris loves being active, cooking, reading, learning new creative pursuits, listening to people share about their lives, dreaming about the future, and making those dreams come true. His dream is tri-fold:
- Build a profitable and sustainable business
- Produce feature-length documentaries
- Provide funding and mentoring to young filmmakers
“I met Chris in a course we were both taking. He mentioned he had a podcast. When I expressed interest in learning about how to set one up, he was kind enough to send me some resources and offer any help. When I was contacted by a network company to produce an audio reel for a Health And Fitness show idea I had (The Healthy Happy Hour), I reached out to Chris for help. In our first meeting, he collected my ideas and we brainstormed an intro, outro and content for my demo reel.
Chris had a lot of great insight as to how to structure the reel, along with ideas I hadn’t thought of before. Within a few hours of recording, Chris had my reel produced with music! I was blown away with the quality of my reel, and so was the network I sent it to. They are now in interested in my show! I’m excited to work with Chris on more ideas for upcoming episodes and creating the show I’ve always envisioned!”
– Lori Faren, The Healthy Happy Hour Show
“Chris and I have known each other since around 2011 and during that time I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on a number of levels. Chris is a knowledgable creative, and I’ve called on his graphic design, videography, and story telling skills throughout the years because I highly value his perspective and approach. I’ve also worked alongside Chris to help him develop products and marketing strategies and I thoroughly enjoy working with him. He is a thoughtful listener and treats others with respect, while listening and paying attention to the needs, goals, and directives they share, not to mention their input. He is an active learner, communicator, and is highly professional in everything he does.”
– Jamie Teasdale, CEO at Propel Businessworks
“Over the past ten years I have hired Chris a number of times. Sometimes I have hired him as a graphic designer, other times as a photographer, and still others as either a videographer or a web developer. I have returned to Chris again and again because, even with the diversity of services that I need, I can be certain the quality of service I receive will be the same. In addition to consistently meeting deadlines and providing a quality final product, Chris always takes the time to listen to his clients, understand their goal, and help them discover the best course of action to reach it. I highly recommend Chris not only for his creative talents which will benefit any project, but for his concern and care for the people to whom the project is most important.”
– Cole Brown
“Chris Martin Studios provided a fun, seamless, easygoing, professional, and efficient experience! Our project was completed very quickly from start to finish, but not at the expense of the quality. Dean’s Baked Goods has received so many compliments on the promo created and we can’t wait to work with you guys again!”
– Mike Dean, Owner of Dean’s Baked Goods #dbgpdx
At A Glance
- Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation
The Art Institute of Portland
- Master of Science
Management & Organizational Leadership
Warner Pacific College
- Shared Blessings Board Member
- 2010 Nominee
General George C. Marshall
Public Leadership Award
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Business Development