Films on You Tube by C J Martin - A lot of time, thought and passion went into the making of these videos. I want each film to deliver a visual experience and be both entertaining and thought provoking. You can watch the videos on this page or click to visit my You Tube site


Journey Part 7

Journey Part 7 - five-song EP released 01/06/21 - available on iTunes & Spotify
There are films on You Tube featuring all five songs from the EP

Next to you
The English way

21/09/21 - Sometimes, it’s tough being an Englishman from the south east. A simple song and I'll let it tell my story. Thanks to Rudyard Kipling for being very still.

Next to you
Next to you

08/08/21 - How does an old bloke write a love song without trampling on the many million that have gone before? Well, this is my effort. A gentle love song - set in the garden .

Child
Child

12/07/21 - More stop animation fun with some old toy aeroplanes from the 70's.

Oh yeah
Oh yeah

21/06/21 - A bouncy and fun song with megaphone vocal and a crazy stop animation film.

Home
Home

05/05/21 - A song about 'that place called home' - illustrated with some of my new watercolour paintings.



Then & Now 4+1=C

Then & Now 4+1=C - five-song EP released 18/01/21 - available on iTunes & digipak CD
There's two films on You Tube featuring songs from this EP

Cento
Cento

20/01/21 - My 100th song and a bit of fun - thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way - it's been a real blast.

Excuse me
Excuse me

10/01/21 - 'I want to know that feeling again'. Looking back to a pre Covid world. Photos from my daily walk during Lockdown 1 in 2020.



Then & Now 3

Then & Now 3 - four-song EP released 01/10/20 - available on iTunes & digipak CD
There are two films on You Tube featuring songs from this EP

The door
The door

30/10/20 - A story song - what is behind the door?

Stranger
Stranger

20/10/20 - Things keep getting stranger. A reflective song for today about tomorrow.



Lockdown

Lockdown - double-sided single released 27/05/20 - available on iTunes & Spotify
Both songs have their own films on You Tube

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

20/05/20 - A song from the start of lockdown, when it all seemed unreal and even slightly comical!

My old normality
My old normality

04/05/20 - After 6-weeks in lockdown I needed to capture the essence of this new world in a song. Give me back, my old normality.



Then & Now 2

Then & Now 2 - four-song EP released 06/04/20 - available on iTunes & digipak CD
There are films on You Tube featuring all four songs from the EP

Tell me
Dangerous moonlight

09/06/20 - A very simple video - I just want the lyric to tell the story. I wrote most of the words whilst bobbing about in the Bay of Naples back in July 2016.

Tell me
Tell me

31/05/20 - Day 70 self-isolating and my lockdown chum, emu's seventh music videos. For his latest role he's stayed in the shadows.

Little red car
Little red car

11/04/20 - Day 20 self-isolating and it was time for another film featuring me & my emu. Method acting required to create that 1970’s racing car driver look.

Born grumpy
Born grumpy

01/04/20 - With the coronavirus lockdown in full swing, I found myself at home in glorious isolation. Looking round the house for inspiration, I found my old emu.



Then & Now

Then & Now - four-song EP released 17/12/19 - available on iTunes & digipak CD
There are two films on You Tube featuring songs from the EP

Chocolate
Chocolate

03/02/20 - A funky number and a perfect recipe for chocolate mousse and a blooper!

Cry
Cry

14/12/19 - The opening song from the EP. The film was shot at the Six Bells in Chiddingly to reflect the intimate feel of a live performance.



Journey Part 1

Journey Part 1 released 20/10/18 - available on iTunes & digipakCD
There are six films on You Tube featuring songs from the album

What's in a life
What's in a life

19/04/20 - Day 28 of the coronavirus self-isolating lockdown! It was time for another film featuring me & my emu. A few new props and a naughty word!

Panyan
Panyan

25/11/18 - It was a real challenge getting 35 original pieces of Panyan art from my family & friends, but the finished film makes this the most rewarding and satisfying of all my videos. Thank you to the Panyan artists, each piece gave me a huge smile. The verses from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám are beautifully recited by my son, Matt. x

Hanging on
Hanging on

13/11/18 - The fourth song on my album, Journey Part 1. Bluebells, trees and sunshine filmed in spring on the Cuckoo Trail with my GoPro and iPhone.

Fantasy
Fantasy

28/10/18 - The third song on my album, Journey Part 1. Features: Panyan the dancing panda, 15-years of answerphone messages and narration by Matt Martin. All shot on my iPhone.

Another journey
Another journey

14/10/18 - The second song on my album, Journey Part 1 - a film using road signs to tell the story, all shot on my iPhone and GoPro.

Journey
Journey

07/10/18 - The opening song on my album, Journey Part 1 - a simple film of light and shadows, all shot on my iPhone and GoPro.



Dangerous Moonlight

Dangerous Moonlight - four-song EP released 2/06/17 - available on iTunes & digipak CD
All four songs 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 released 6/06/16 - 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 released 13/01/15 - 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 released 08/05/14 - available on iTunes & CD
There are five films on You Tube featuring songs from the album

Tick Tock
View from a window

11/05/20 - Day 50 self-isolating re Coronavirus lockdown: What to do? I know, let's make another film with emu and Panyan! 'View from a window' seemed an ideal song for today.
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 released on 28/10/13 - 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 released 07/01/13 - 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.



Live Performances and 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 current and archive live performance footage, along with an eclectic mix of little films - most of them have a music soundtrack from my back catalogue. There are currently 49 films to view.



Cycling Films - featuring music by C J Martin

Click to visit my You Tube cycling films page
This You Tube site is used for cycling films. Each has a music soundtrack from my back catalogue. There are currently 5 films to view.

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