Tony Sinnett filming the Ghosts video
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Films on You Tube by C J Martin - A lot of time, thought and passion goes into the making of my videos and they're all produced on at best a nominal budget. I want each film to deliver a visual interpretation of the song and be both entertaining and thought provoking.

You can watch my music videos on this page or click to visit my You Tube site.

On location with Matt Martin for the You're Gone video


Dangerous Moonlight

Dangerous Moonlight is a four-song EP released on 2/06/17 - available on iTunes & digipak CD. All four songs now have their own distinct film on You Tube.

Excuse me
Excuse me

17/10/17 - Filmed using many candles to create a serene mood, so you can just relax and enjoy the song. Dave Moore on vocals & C J Martin on acoustic guitar.
Dangerous moonlight
Dangerous moonlight

20/07/17 - The title song filmed in the recording studio with photos from the official launch party. Dave Moore on vocals & C J Martin on acoustic guitar.
Cry
Cry

29/04/17 - A little homage to the 1941 film, Dangerous Moonlight. With Dave Moore on vocals, C J Martin on acoustic guitar and Joseph Jaum as the young pilot.
Unwanted fruit
Unwanted fruit

21/04/17 - Apple blossom in my garden filmed from a bee's eye view. Featuring, Dave Moore on vocals & C J Martin on acoustic guitar.



Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only was released on 6/06/16 and is available on iTunes & CD. There are six films on You Tube featuring songs from the album.

Standing room only
Standing room only

27/02/18 - Journey by rail, whilst listening to a song about plans, aspiration and the struggle to get there.
Dream
Dream

08/10/16 - This song was inspired by the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on 13/11/15 and I've used Lego to make the film.
Toast for one
Toast for one

02/06/16 - A bit of a fun song and video about my great love of toast - with a bit of Lego.
It's only my time
It's only my time

30/05/16 - A gentle film shot in spring to represent the beauty of nature and the passing of time.
The Question
The Question

24/05/16 - My first film featuring the use of Lego and a visual exploration of an arena rock style gig - plus some great fireworks.
Zero Fahrenheit
Zero Fahrenheit

17/05/16 - A plaintive song about the brutality of homelessness and the growing divides in our so called civilised society between the haves and the have-nots.



The Last Song

The Last Song was released on 13/01/15 and is available on iTunes & CD. There are seven films on You Tube featuring songs from the album.

Four-Song Medley from The Last Song
Four-Song Medley

27/12/15 - Featuring extracts from: Diary, The Last Song, Music of the Road & On Paper Wings.
On Paper Wings
On Paper Wings

On paper wings she took to the sky
Out of reach as you watched her
Watched her fly away - 18/12/15
Mendacious Cowboy

04/08/15 - I used this song as the soundtrack to footage I shot at the Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club Hill Climb. The film is on a different You Tube site which I use for putting up my cycling videos. Each cycling video has a musical soundtrack from my own music archive.
Music of the Road
Music of the Road

11/05/15 - A simple film, shot from the car on a fabulous spring day and used to accompany my song about the ups and downs of life on the road.
Bicksie Bear
Bicksie Bear

12/02/15 - This film is my fourth collaboration with Tony Sinnett, who is a wonderful puppeteer and talented film maker.
The Man
The Man

03/02/15 - The song tells the story of a man's demons and his search for something to believe. The film footage was all shot locally. I wrote the song for Johnny Cash.
Funked up Country
Funked up Country

11/01/15 - My angle on the protest song. The footage of me was shot at home and I've cut in some topical film to represent different aspects of the lyric.



View from a window

View from a window was released on 08/05/14 and is available on iTunes & CD. There are four films on You Tube featuring songs from the album.

Tick Tock
Tick Tock

20/08/14 - I shot the footage in my garden with a GoPro camera and edited it up to represent some of the themes in the song, though it's mainly just a bit of visual fun.
Social Media
Social Media

20/06/14 - Tony Sinnett's wonderful puppet film (www.tonysinnett.com) is about the pros & cons of using Social Media to track down people from your past. It was inspired by conversations with an old friend who I hadn't seen in many years.
I like to be sad
I like to be sad

22/05/14 - A light-hearted song about playing at Open mic nights. I've edited up some film of me playing the song live at the Six Bells on 18/02/14 and used the studio recording for the finished audio.
Ghosts
Ghosts

08/05/14 - My second collaboration with Tony Sinnett, marionette maker extraordinaire. He built the main puppet as a representation of an 18-year old me and we shot the film on location at my house.



Stories to be told

Stories to be told was released on 28/10/13 and is available on iTunes & CD. There are four films on You Tube featuring songs from the album.

Sanity
Sanity

07/02/14 - I shot most of the footage on local roads in East Sussex with my GoPro camera mounted on my cycle helmet, whilst the night footage was mainly filmed on foot.
Wrong place wrong time
Wrong place wrong time

03/01/14 - This song is an imaginary conversation with a fallen soldier from the First World War. I've used real archive footage from World War 1 to illustrate the song.
You're gone
You're gone

18/10/13 - Fuelled by tea and chocolate, I wrote this song on a cold and wet May day. The film was shot on location in Eastbourne and indoors at The Stables Studio and it features my son, Matt, in the lead role.
I went to America
I went to America

18/10/13 - A simple song about a couple of weeks spent trucking round California & Arizona with my brother in a red Mustang convertible. The lyric tells the story and we took the photos on the journey.



Me and my Martin

Me and my Martin was released on 07/01/13 and is available on iTunes & CD. There are six films on You Tube featuring songs from the album.

Playing with myself (a winter's instrumental)
Playing with myself
(a winter's instrumental)

06/02/16 - I shot some footage of Riverhead in Kent where I grew up (each shot is a memory) and edited it up to go with my instrumental.
Paul
Paul

05/03/13 - This song is about a homeless man who died on the streets of Brighton. It was filmed by Tony Sinnett and features two of his wonderful handmade puppets. See The making of Paul for the story of how this video came to fruition.
Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road
feeling bad

15/01/13 - I've loved this old song for many years and this is my interpretation. We shot the film for You Tube on a chilly, but clear January (2013) night on location in Eastbourne.
My son, from baby, child to man
My son, from baby,
child to man

05/12/12 - My son was 18 back in January (2012) and I had an idea about writing this song. It was much tougher to complete than I thought at the time and the lyric perplexed me for ages. I got there in the end and am quite pleased with it. I produced the slideshow using snaps from my own photo collection.
Life's a race
Life's a race

06/11/12 - I came up with the idea for this song whilst cycling in East Sussex. I shot the footage on a fine 2012 autumnal day.
My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
My mum, Alzheimer's
and the Care Home

18/10/12 - I wrote this song for my mum, who passed away on the 4th November 2011. She suffered with Alzheimer's and this song is about mum and the last sixth months or so of her life, which was spent in a specialist care home with other dementia patients. Fundamentally, it's just a song of love for my mum.



Playing Live

At the Six Bells Folk & Blues Club on 4/02/14
Do you see the future

05/02/14 - My brother bought a GoPro camera for my birthday and I used it to film my live set on 4/02/14.

'In reality it's time to leave the stage' - I'd written the song back in 1998 and had never played it live. I decided to give it a go in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Live Performances by C J Martin filmed by UK Ray.



Archive Film

Reflection
Reflection

26/11/12 - This is a piece of orchestrated piano music which I composed in memory of my Nan who passed away on 10/05/90. Originally recorded in 1992, it is accompanied by a slideshow of paintings by my grandfather, which my dad photographed for me. See History for more info.
Red Delta logo
Remember

01/07/14 - I've taken some old video footage of Red Delta playing this song and have added the original studio recording, syncing it to the live performance.

See History for more info on Red Delta and to see three live videos filmed at a gig in 1991.



Some arty odds and sods - featuring music by C J Martin

Click to visit my You Tube short films page
I use this You Tube site to post up little films. It's a bit of visual fun and each one has a music soundtrack from my back catalogue. There are currently 17 films to view.



Cycling Films - featuring music by C J Martin

Click to visit my You Tube cycling films page
I use a different You Tube site to post up films from my cycling world. Each one has a music soundtrack from my back catalogue. There are currently five films to view.

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