Chris Martin Digital Storyteller

Lake Tanganyika is the oldest and deepest lake in Africa and contains 17% of the worlds fresh water !

This short film is a visual showcase for Chris Martin / Martin visuals. It uses key speakers and academics in a " communications champions roles " to tell the story of some of the issues facing the environment and people in the lake Tanganyika region in Zambia, Burundi, DR Congo and Tanzania.

Among the issues briefly discussed are fisheries and food security, climate change, water resources and private public partnerships. The film was created within an environment in which the dual goals were capacity building of an institution ( Lake Tanganyika Authority ) as well as storytelling and film making.

The material is presented as a narrative created from the combined perspective of the "communication champions " at the Lake Tanganyika Authority.

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Chris Martin Digital Storyteller

chris martin

I am a digitalstoryteller … Im a photographer and film maker with a masters degree in marine environmental science and a knowledge of sustainability.

I provide digital content with a worldwide reach, often in the form of DIGITAL TOOL KIT PACKAGES …


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I am a digitalstoryteller … Im a photographer and film maker with a masters degree in marine environmental science and a knowledge of sustainability.

I provide digital content with a worldwide reach, often in the form of DIGITAL TOOL KIT PACKAGES

To work in Africa in a community based role requires a unique skill set and my experience of Africa is extensive. I am frequently asked to produce this digital Tool Kit of Outputs.

When I made the transition to working as a commercial and documentary photographer this background allowed me to develop a storytelling role where I could illustrate community based issues and successes with companies like Unilever, GSK and Exxon Mobil.

Clients have a need to illustrate their community partnerships and I can do that easily and effectively because I am readily accepted at community level anywhere in the world. Thats why I can work in Nigerian markets and gold mines in Ghana and in shanty towns in a way that is low key and causes minimum disruption.

I create both video and stills sequentially in a workflow that is largely determined by time constraints and availability of material.

Professional highlights have included working with Unilever on the Marine Stewardship Council initiative to certify global fisheries and their sustainable palm oil sourcing initiative, working with GSK on their global Hiv Aids initiatives and working in Nigeria with DFID on capacity building and an informal economy initiative, in Nepal for DFID where I made a short film on climate change and undertaking an advertising campaign for Bill Gates Foundation on Financial Inclusion ( Maya Declaration ) and a film for UNDP in central Africa entitled “ Sustaining Livelihoods in a Biodiversity Hotspot ".

Other jobs have included photographing Fidel Castrol and the CEOs of GSK and Chevron and working in the Niger Delta.

A recent short film for an NGO called Fishing into the future was a interesting project. The NGO is designed to bridge the gap between fishermen and government. The film was shot in 4 hrs and edited in 12 hrs.

So whats different about me ?– I have an equal experience of corporate world and the aid and development worlds.

My experience spans 100 countries and 29 in Africa alone.

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