I would say that my journey started years ago, at the age of thirteen, when I got my first little digital camera. I immediately fell in love with the way I was able to capture the beauty I saw in the world and in the people around me, freezing fleeting moments forever. Over the next several years, I continued to explore this passion of mine and quickly began to learn and grow.
When I started college, I decided on what I saw as the “safe” choice: majoring in Psychology and keeping film and photography as a side hobby. I experienced a lot of uncertainty during my first year as I saw how everyone else around me seemed to know exactly what their purpose in life was. I couldn’t say the same. Towards the end of the fall semester, I was sitting in one of my classes and experienced a powerful conviction. I had never heard God’s voice clearly before, but that day, I heard Him speak over me, urging me to pursue film as a career and reassuring me that I needn’t worry. He would get me there.
I had no idea what this calling entailed- I wasn’t even sure if my university offered a film major. But, in faith, I responded with a “yes”. With no active effort on my part, doors began opening and details began falling in to place. A month later, I was asked to shoot my first wedding. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work on countless other projects, including short films, music videos, interview shows, promotional videos, and short documentaries. I have watched God reveal his sovereign plan to me over and over again, constantly reaffirming my calling to use this passion for His glory.
Now, four years later, I’ve just graduated from college and am making my start in the professional world. I recently launched a startup production company, On the Clouds Media, with some of my good friends. My hope is to continue finding stories that inspire me and tell them in a visually impactful way. Continue Reading Meet Natalie Martyn of On the Clouds Media