Bio Willem Martinot | Director, DoP, Editor
I was born on July 28th 1965 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My father owned several advertising agencies so I was already at the set of a commercial shooting when I was very young. However, I wanted to become a musician. This did not work out so I started working after high school. Years later I discovered film making.
About 17 years ago I was introduced by a friend to online editing for television (3 machines) and immediately fell in love with this kind of work. I soon learned about digital editing and started making commercials for local stations as a professional editor. After a few years I started filming (Digital Betacam) and really liked being able to edit what I shot myself. Aside from making coporate videos, I built a small tv-studio where me and my team created programs for TV. A few years later I sold my studio because I missed being on the road. At that time the Canon 5D was introduced and I knew this was my kind of camera. I still use this camera a lot, but often I rent C300 or RED if projects require a higher resolution. Concept development and directing has become more and more part of my work, also because I am experienced in the whole process and like to be creative in different kind of fields.
The last few years my own uncommissioned work has inspired me and fortunately also my clients.
My regular clients and friends are: North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, PON/Audi Netherlands, Aerialtronics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Concrete Cases, County of Den Haag and Amsterdam, Triggerfinger, Revera Entertainment Inc., Heineken, Flickering Wall, Philips, ING, Sodexo, Salt Productions, Louis Philippe Jeans, The Collective and several others.
I’ve won a contest for Levi’s (best commercial) and recently got a Vimeo Staff Pick for “All The Way”.
My home is in Scheveningen, a 5 minutes walk from the sea and enjoy my work and life.
Just give me a call or send an email 😉
PS I don’t smoke.