Cybel and her camera department. Filming 35mm.

Cybel Martin is an award winning Director of Photography for feature films, commercials and television programs. She’s a Native New Yorker with a voracious appetite for travel. Recent projects have brought her to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Turkey and Brazil.

Her films have premiered at Sundance, TriBeCa, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. She’s shot commercials for Timberland Apparel, Reebok, Sony and L’Oreal; tv programs for ESPN, Netflix, NatGeo and Centric/BET. Cybel worked as a Camera Opertor on Shondaland’s “For the People”, Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” and the feature film “Miss Virginia” starring Uzo Aduba. She’s been featured in Fader Magazine, American Cinematographer Magazine and most recently in Fast Company for her work shooting Virtual Reality. Cybel received her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Cinematographers Guild.

Inspired to share her knowledge and career experiences, Cybel has participated in several filmĀ panels and lecture series. Her favorites include guest lecturer at the Psychiatry DepartmentĀ at Columbia University, Cinematography instructor for the Film Academy in Nigeria, Documentary Storytelling workshop in Belize, and contributor to blogs: Shadow and Act, Indiewire, Rewire and No Film School.

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    Cybel’s students at the Film Academy in Lagos, Nigeria.