MATT MARTIN is an award-winning director of photography with a wealth of experience. After a highly successful career as a shooter and editor fo two national cable networks, Matt launched his own company, Matt Martin Television (MMTV), in 1997.In his years in the field, he's been entrusted with his camera to interview countless distinguished people including three presidents: Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton; singer Diana Ross; actor Charlton Heston; astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn among other notables. He's worked with stars of today like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Matt excels at field directing and hand held camera work, and has built his business through meticulous attention to detail, a creative eye and an innate sense of knowing and finding the shot. In short, “timing is everything to capturing that winning moment.” His consistent achievements in lighting and composition are the foundations that have set his work apart. Matt has forged his reputation through 25 years of dedicated work for clients such as Discovery Channel, ABC, National Geographic and others, who turn to Matt when they have a need for high-end HD, XDCam, BetaSP, etc.field acquisition. He's been recognized multiple times by the industry, having received 12 national awards for his work and he is flexible in shooting a wide array of production styles whether it is a reality series, documentary, independent film, or other type of media.
RUSSELL WILLIAMS is seasoned veteran of the motion picture world has spent more than thirty years plying his trade on all but two continents and in all but four of the fifty United States. Russell's career has spanned “live” network television, including the Watergate Hearings, radio production, theatre, multi-track recording, film documentary and feature-film sound recording. His quest for perfection has garnered him two ACADEMY AWARDS and two Prime-Time EMMYS, yet they are not what he considers his greatest achievements or the ones of which he is most proud.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Williams has built a reputation for getting to the “aural center” of the scene and preserving it as well as "marrying" it to the visual. Starting in 1995, Mr. Williams has taken his many years of experience in the industry and applied those lessons to producing, a career he is very passionate about. He has worked jointly with Isis Films, director Bobby Holland on videos, commercials and behind-the-scenes documentaries.
In 2002, Mr. Williams relocated to Washington, DC where he serves as Artist-in-Residence in the School of Communication Film & Video program.
WANDA KAREN WHITAKER as a young child, born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan Area, and currently resides in the coastal area of Pacifica, California. Wanda's mother noticed her talent early on and placed her in community art classes. One of her most memorable moments was viewing the Mona Lisa by Leonardo ad Vinci at the National Gallery of Art which inspired by her to paint. Later she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park where she majored in Communications and minored in Art Studio.
Her professional background covers over twenty-five years of media sales, cause-related marketing experience and event production. Additionally, Ms. Whitaker co-founded "Inner-City Inner-Beauty Productions" in Washington, DC at the age of 21 and The SF Ms. Juneteenth Inner-Beauty Pageant in San Francisco. She has worked with many nonprofit organizations as a volunteer and employee servicing the socially and economically challenged including working as a counselor at Charilla group homes in San Francisco, California and the Independent Living Skills program for at-risk youth. She won the Volunteer of the Year award for YWCA’s “Girl’s Mean Business” Program and served on the board of La Casa de las Madres, a shelter for battered women and their children.
Ms. Whitaker is a certified Hypnotherapist having completed clinical and advanced courses at the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. Additionally she is certified in several other modalities such as energy and emotional healing including the completion of a Mastery course on eliminating interference patterns of DNA. She conducts workshops and teaches classes about self-discovery and exploration often incorporating science and using the symbolism in her art work as a way to educate participants. Her experience with socially challenged youth and women propelled her to launch Indigo Unlimited LLC in 2006, an umbrella of spiritual and personal development services and products and Anchored in Spirit in 2008. The ventures are designed to empower individuals to reach their highest potential through promoting self-improvement, self-confidence, self-discovery and spiritual awareness.
As a visionary and visual artist who delights in putting manifestation into action, she created Indigo Unlimited, LLC and Anchored in Spirit. Both enterprises utilize visual art and arts communication as a way to promote healing, self-discovery and self awareness. One of her deepest passions and part of her life purpose is promoting brotherhood and awakening one to perceive their lives from a more spiritual perspective. She has visited over 30 different destinations around the world which has broadened her perspective of the dynamics of culture and politics. You will see in most of her work a depiction of religion, mysticism, sacred icons and natural elements with an integration of realism and symbolism. She is influenced by Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Alex Grey and Una White.