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Behind the scenes of 'Vic Strike & Porthleven' Documentary 2016

ABOUT James Martini 

Director, Cinematographer and Founder of James Martini Films


Making films was the first thing I realised I had a serious passion for. At 8 years old, 1994, I made my first film. I gathered & directed all of my local friends, totalling around 20 kids to play extras and some leading roles, to a script and story board I wrote & produced. Editing was difficult as technology was limited back then (as well as finances). I tailor wired up 2 VHS recorders and 2 TVs one that had an input which could be manipulated to receive a wired mic to do live foley (sound effects) and music, along with the playback of recorded footage and the other VHS recorder to record all this and to allow the edit cuts.

The VHS Sony prosumer 1987 camera wasn't of the highest video quality but retrospectively the films its self did have recognisably artistic camera angles, movement techniques, insightful direction & imagination comparative to many of the stylistic & fashionable commercial films over the years. 

I hosted the Premiere to the film in a local beavers club hall to which all was welcome to see. Posters where created for the local area, advertising this to build an audience. A good turn out and amazing response to the film has stayed with me since, even some 27 years later.

This was the start of a passion and played a part in developing a solid interest.  This raw ability would later be nurtured and educated to a professional career and Filmmaking Company James Martini Films.

James Martini


Key Features:

The key features of James Martini Films:

  • Over 15 years Professional Experience as a Director & Dop

  • Full Film/ Video Production & Post - Production 'One Stop Shop'

  • Prosumer to high end Cameras to suit any budget

  • Story boarding

  • Professional editing

  • Colour grading

  • High level visual effects & green screening

  • Professional lighting

  • Pro Sound: Lav Systems & Boom mics

  • Cinema high end full 4k & 8K camera equipment and lenses

  • Can Work quickly reducing costs for Shorter Shoots

  • Very creative with limited locations & time

  • Actors/ Actresses & Model Casting

  • Additional Crew Support  for larger productions (Sound, Lighting, Script Supervisor, BTS, Runners)

  • Varied Genre Experience From Documentaries to Music Videos & Film

  • Production Packages to suit any budget

James Martini Films