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Do I Lack Vision?


For the past few years, I have had a nagging question deep down inside: Do I lack vision? The question grows in scope and scale as I look at my work and analyze the way I think, approach problems, and make decisions. Do I lack a vision for originality? For uniquely showing up in my […]

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Learning How to Interview People


Over the years, I have discovered that I love interviewing people for videos and podcasts. Once the camera, lights, and audio equipment are setup, I sit down and the process begins. “Don’t worry about the camera, we’re just going to have a conversation,” I say. Inevitably their eyes go to the camera and then travel […]

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How to Create a Great Promotional Video


The primary business solution that Chris Martin Studios offers is a documentary-style promotional video that unveils your unique story. What this means is that through a two-fold show and tell process—interviews and images—the story of your work, your business, or your organization is told. Every project is built upon interviews. These are the people who have been impacted […]

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3 Steps to Making Better Stuff


Every once in awhile, I will look at my work and think: How can I make better stuff? I might look at my cinematography or listen to my audio mixes and immediately search for tutorials that could help me learn better techniques. Sometimes I casually search for something new to learn, much like I browse Netflix for something to […]

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5 Ways to Break Down the Walls of a Creative Rut


The other day I came across a comment on Twitter from a friend of mine wondering if he was in a creative rut. That got me thinking about how ruts form, creative and otherwise, and how to breakdown the walls that form when we find ourselves doing the same thing, the same way, for the […]

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Why Choose Between Photo and Video?


Recently I shared a post—How to Choose Between Photo or Video…in the Field— in which I mentioned a few ways to choose between photo or video while in the field. In response, I was asked: “Why choose? Why not both?” Assuming I am using a professional DSLR that shoots both photos and video, I make a […]

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About Chris

Chris Martin is a filmmaker, podcaster, educator, and coach in Vancouver, WA. He loves stories that are filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness and can’t get enough of people who live their lives daring to build a better world.