An award winning freelance cameraman, director of photography and producer, I’m one of the more creative and reliable professionals in the North East.  I have over 20 years of experience shooting, lighting and producing a wide variety of projects, from broadcast commercials and documentaries to network and corporate online productions. I’m equally at ease as a solo cameraman or as part of a full production crew. Call for an estimate and let me help you make your next production a success.


This is my director of photography reel set to the music of Topher Reifeiss. In this video are several  interviews I have composed and lit over the past few years for clients from around the world.

Creating shots like these is my passion. No matter what the budget, who the person is, or where the location might be, I strive to make the best shot I can with whatever camera gear is required. And to my mind, no matter what camera I use, lighting and framing make all the difference.



Martin Cole has been working as a Director of Photography for DePalma Productions since 2003. He provides excellent service for our clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies. Some of the projects Mr. Cole has worked on include productions for Kohl’s, Vera Wang, TV Guide Network, The Tribeca Film Festival and Gartner. He has proven to be a valuable and reliable team member.

Robert DePalma

President, DePalma Productions

"the best I have ever worked with"
I have worked with Martin Cole since 2004, and he has become the cameraman of choice for the vast majority of our video projects. He’s produced the multiple award-winning “Way to Go” video, a six and a half minute video and audio montage that introduces our statewide system to various audiences both nationally and internationally. In short, Martin Cole is the best I have ever worked with.

Jeffrey Antman

Senior Creative Director, NJ Transit

Since 2005 Martin Cole has shot a diverse range of video projects for my company. His professionalism and creative approach to all assignments, along with a quality of work that consistently exceeds expectations, keep us coming back to him for video coverage for such clients as NBA Entertainment, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, MS Walks and Acorda Therapeutics.

John Yetter

Executive Producer, John Yetter

"professional, timely and flexible"
Martin Cole came to ISP in 2006 as a reference from a vendor.  He is always professional, timely and flexible. With little direction, Martin was able to create video marketing tools that would always far surpass our expectations.  With top quality and a professionalism that far exceeds other vendors we have worked with.

Lisa Porter

Owner, International Specialty Products

With no hesitation, Martin Cole comes highly recommended from the staff at THUMBWAR.  One of Marty’s strongest suits is his ability to fill multiple roles.  Not all of our jobs allow the budget for an on-site Producer, and Marty is always able to step in and manage client expectations — while always delivering creative and eye-catching photography.  He has done this time and time again while working with Estee Lauder, one of our large East Coast clients.

David Vottero

Creative Director, Thumbwar



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Based in Jersey City, just minutes from Manhattan, I serve the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area.

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