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Marty Blackmore

Marty Blackmore, an award winning video cameraman and photojournalist has 38 years of experience in still photography, television production and news. His achievements include service to commercial television, the U.S. Army television team and independent producers as well as full-scale television production companies. Marty has taught photography and television production and has served on the faculty of Penn Valley Community College and on advisory committees for the Kansas City, Missouri Magnet School programs.

Marty Blackmore is the co-owner and Cameraman/Director of The Production Group. And, while maintaining a thriving video production business he is still dedicated to building the next generation of photographers. Marty has both designed and taught the Still Photography courses for Park University in suburban Kansas City.

Marty has traveled the world as the first Chief Motion Picture Cameraman for the Army Television News Team. He has also served as a combat cameraman in Vietnam, as Senior Motion Picture Instructor at the U.S. Army Signal School and the Senior Motion Picture Cameraman for the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

For eight years, Marty was Chief Cameraman for WDAF-TV4, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City. He was a founding member of the award winning team which developed and produced the "Thursday's Child" adoption series.

While on leave of absence from WDAF-TV, Marty spent a year in Nigeria at the invitation of their government in order to train camera operators and other technicians prior to the launch of the Nigerian national television network.

In Kenya and Tanzania, Marty will conduct daily workshops in still and video photography. Marty will demonstrate and teach the techniques which will make your photographs or videos priceless in the most exciting classroom in the world - On Safari!

Marty makes his home in Kansas City, Missouri.





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