Martín Rubio is an award-winning videographer and documentary filmmaker for Arizona Public Media, Tucson’s PBS affiliate. Most recently, Rubio’s work aired on PBS as a national, prime-time broadcast of “Phoenix Mars: Onto the Ice” (2009).
Rubio has had a 24-year career at Arizona Public Media, and served as the Senior Videographer for “Arizona Illustrated,” a weekly news magazine on Tucson’s Arizona Public Media, Channel 6. He is the winner of dozens of awards, including seven Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, PBS’s Beryl Specter Award, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and the Beckner Award for Photographer of the Year, among others. He served as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism.
As the co-producer, co-director and photographer of dozens of documentaries, Rubio is a master at using light and composition to tell a visual story. His work captures the emotions of a story through the use of focal length, light, angles and timing. With a core value of respecting individuals, Rubio’s work is of the highest integrity. His gentle style often leads subjects to lose their self-consciousness in front of the camera and open up to the interviewer.
“Today, as a production manager, I’m excited to know that I’ll be working with a larger community of creative, talented people than what I’m used to,” he says. “I believe that as we move forward, our services will encourage a positive and lasting relationship with our community of Southern Arizona.”