About Me

  • Director of photography
  • Camera owner/operator
  • Movi Operator
  • Drone pilot - IAA & CAA. Special Operating Permission up to 25kg and 1km.
  • Creative Director

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Hi. Welcome to my website.

I am a multi skilled professional working in the video production industry in Dublin, Ireland.

I am primarily a Director of Photography, but have developed a special interest in camera movement and stabilisation over the previous years. This means Drones, CableCam, Movi, Motion Controlled (MoCo) Sliders etc.

I work freelance for agencies, production companies, directors, and film makers, and I provide full production packages to my own clients under my company name: Progressive Productions.

I have always been intrigued by every step of the production process and have educated myself on many topics. Now, many years into my journey, this range of studies gives me the scope to direct and manage projects from start to finish, and helps me to see the bigger picture when working as part of a larger production team.

People I want to work with:

  • Agencies, production companies, producers, and directors working in Advertising, TV, Corporate, Commercial, and Film.
  • Marketing and advertising managers of brands and companies.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Event organisers and promoters.
  • Film makers, artists, and musicians.

Testimonials

"Martin is one of those rare masters of all trades. Part producer, part director, part DOP, part editor. And, oddly, part camera rental shop. He knows what he’s doing, comes up with great troubleshoots, has a natural eye for the shot and always goes the extra mile for the film, no matter how big or small. Also the guy can really run with a Movi."Ray Swan, Rothco
"Waka is a Dublin based TV production Company supplying original programming and formats to RTE since 2007. We have had the pleasure of working with Martin on numerous projects over the years ranging from studio shows, EFP, DVD production and online. Martin's dedication and commitment to each job is second to none as is his creativity, imagination and engagement with each and every project. He is a skilled cameraman and accomplished editor who always delivers on time, on budget and on-spec. I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin."

WakaTV

"I’ve worked with Martin on a number of big commercial projects over the last few years from RSA to Virgin Media. He’s great to work with from a technical perspective to simply composing a lovely shot. He’s high up on my list of DOP’s."Noel Byrne, BBDO
(Irish International)
"Martin has an abundance of artistic, creative and technical ability. He brings these skills to great effect on our projects and he's a pleasure to work with"Room4.tv
"Martin is professional to deal with from first contact to end of project. His friendly manner and can do attitude make the production process smooth and enjoyable. Martin is willing to take direction but also offer valued suggestions in how to maximise the impact of the shoot. He has an innate understanding of the entire production process and is equally as competent and creative as an editor as he is as a lighting cameraman. I look forward to working with Martin again as I know he will deliver an excellent product and fulfil any brief no matter how complicated."

MashUp Media

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Skills

Production

  • Director of Photography
  • Camera operator
  • Freefly Movi operator
  • Aerial photography
  • Time lapse
  • CableCam
  • Green screen
  • Multitrack music & sound recording
  • Music composition

Post-Production

  • 2D & 3D animation and motion graphics
  • Video editing
  • Colour correction/grading
  • Workflow and Codecs
  • Sound editing, mixing, and mastering
  • Encoding for TV and web delivery

Equipment

Camera

  • Sony PMW-F5, with 4k option, PL or EF mount.
  • Panasonic GH5.
  • Metabones SpeedBooster XL.
  • Zeiss CP.2 SuperSpeed EF CineLens Set: 15mm T2.9, 25mm T2.1, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5, 135mm T2.1.
  • Voightlander m43 CineLens Set: 10.5mm f0.95, 17.5mm f0.95, 25mm f0.95, 42.5mm f0.95.
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8.
  • Panasonic GX Vario 12-35mm f2.8 OIS.
  • Panasonic GX Vario 35-100mm f2.8 OIS.
  • Firecrest ND 4x5.65" 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.8.
  • Hoya ND filters, Vari and Solid.
  • Bright Tangerine MisFit Atom Lightweight Matte Box

Monitoring

  • SmallHD 1703HDR 17" monitor.
  • SmallHD 703 Ultrabright 7" monitor
  • SmallHD AC7 7" monitor.
  • Teradek Bolt 3000.
  • Teredek Antenna Array.

Camera stabilisation and movement

  • Freefly Movi Pro.
  • Freefly Movi Controller.
  • Freefly Bush Pilot.
  • 3 x Chrosziel CDM-100M Lens motors.
  • Cinemilled counterbalance system
  • CloudMount vibration isolated car mount.
  • Edelkrone Motion Kit, 4 axis motorised motion control (MoCo).
  • MCE CableCam. Upto 200m.
  • Vechicle Grip Kit - Suction Cups, Hard fixings, 5/8" rods etc

Drones

  • DJI Inspire 2, plus backup airframe.
  • DJI X7 S35 14 Stop Camera with 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses.
  • DJI X5s m43 12 Stop Camera with 12mm, 25mm, and 45mm lenses.
  • Freefly Alta 6.
  • NEW 500W Flying LED

Lighting

  • 3 x Bi-Colour 160 LED reporter kit.
  • 100W LED spot/fresnel
  • Dedolight dimmable reporter kit (3 x 150W).
  • Dedolight dimmable 1000W softbox.
  • 3 x 800W Arri.
  • Portable green/blue screen (7 x 8 ft).

Audio

  • Sennheiser G3 radio mics, tie-clips and handheld.
  • AKG, Neumann, Crown PZM, and Shure microphones.
  • Yamaha 01v96i 48 channel digital mixer.
  • Zoom H4n field recorder.

Transport

  • Opel Vivaro van.
  • In-van electricity for charging batteries all day long, data wrangling, and making fresh coffee.
  • Full clean Irish driving license.