I try and approach each shoot as lean as possible, working with small teams that know how to collaborate, but more importantly not letting gear and process dictate every moment. The less impact I have on the space around me, the better chance I have at getting to the heart of the subject, the easier it is for me to disappear and let people emerge and breathe easy in front of the camera. One of the greatest feelings is when you can actually see a person let go, their muscles relax, their face softens, and they shine.
“My entire life I have always wanted to be a story-teller.
I make video for: Redken, Pureology, Disney, Gap, Chronicle Books, Artisan, Random House, American Salon, Abrams, Little Brown, Storey Publishing, and my favorite client— my family.”
Tiger in a Jar
Tiger in a Jar is a film production company run by husband and wife team Matt and Julie Walker. Their work is inspired by everyday life and the joy found in simple but meaningful activities. Using the medium of video to share their vision of the world, their goal is always to inspire and enlighten those that view their work.
Michael Martinez is an award winning film editor from Los Angeles, California. His latest work One Day on Earthconsisted of over 3,000 hours of footage shot entirely on the same day – 10.10.10. As an enthusiastic filmmaker, Michael has worked with a diverse array of organizations and studios such as EA, LucasArts, and The United Nations. His creative skills have been seen on television and film alike, not to mention showcasing at numerous film festivals. Most notably, his latest work with One Day on Earth screened in over 170 countries around the world this past Earth Day, including a premiere at the UN General Assembly. Michael continues to amplify his editorial abilities in the entertainment industry, as a prime collaborator and storyteller.