Michael L. Martin Jr.

Michael Martin

Technical Services Manager | Book Publisher

michael@mlmjr.com


 

Founder, Bobbin Media, NY, 2018-Present

Bobbin helps professionals share their knowledge by turning their ideas into professionally published books.

We've created a simple, easy, and proven process that solves the three major problems that stop authors from publishing their book: time, expertise, and marketing.

You do what you love. We'll do the rest.


Technical Services Manager, The New School, New York NY, 2018-Present

The New School is a private non-profit university centered in Manhattan, New York City, comprising a world-renowned design school, liberal arts college, performing arts college, and graduate schools.

I was brought on board as the Technical Services Manager where I presently serve as main technical lead and head of audio. Primarily, I manage a team of student assistants and audio engineer employees. I also facilitate technical support for classrooms as well as attend technical rehearsals and performances, and supervise load-ins and run strikes for all concerts and events for the College of Performing Arts (which consists of the Mannes School of Music, the School of Drama, and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music).


Entertainment Technician, Carnival Cruise Line, Miami FL, 2013-2018

Carnival Cruise Line is one of ten cruise line brands owned by the world's largest cruise ship operator the American-British Carnival Corporation & plc. I was brought on board as the Entertainment Technician for consecutive six-month contracts. In my last year, I filled in as technical manager and supervised a team of 6 technicians of various disciplines (AV, LES, Lighting, Automation).

With over 2,000 live shows mixed for audiences of more than 1,700 seats, 40% of my time was also divided into technical troubleshooting and performing maintenance on electrical and electronic systems and serving as technical support (hardware and software) for an entire ship of +6,000 people including guests and crew members.

60% of my time was divided into a client-facing role where I connected with guests as their first point of contact, escalated customer issues to internal teams when necessary, and shared customer feedback and information with other team members in order to continuously improve the product and customer experience.


NOTABLE PROJECTS

Technical Lead, Head of Audio

Vireo by Philip Glass Ensemble (inaugural residency concert)

38th Parallel by Jean-Baptiste Barrière

11th Annual Charles Mingus Festival

DocFest Benefit for the Helen and Bob Morgan Jazz Scholarship

The Stone at The New School Glass Box Theatre


Sound Design/Front of House Live Audio Mixing/Editing/Producing

Lip Sync Battle (5 live shows mixed)

Hasbro: The Game Show (480 live shows mixed, 3 hosts and game show sound effects)

Dr. Seuss: Seuss-A-Palooza Storytime (240 live shows mixed, 1 host and sound effects)

The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez (250 live shows produced, 1 host and 1 comedian)

Carnival’s 2.0 Playlist Production Shows (1,536 live shows mixed, 8 singers wearing wireless Countryman headsets, Shure ULXD1 mic packs + Sennheiser ew300 beltpack with Shure 215 IEMs)

Superstar Live (2 singers, 2 hosts, 4 piece band)

Other - Board meetings, live morning shows and variety acts such as jugglers, magicians, hypnotists, ventriloquists; weddings & receptions; and miscellaneous parties, etc.


Public Speaking/Presenter/Performer

Acted as the main character in the stage show CLUE: The Murder Mystery Game for a 6 month run (1 show per week) at Carnival Cruise Line.

Public speaker for a 20 minute backstage behind the scenes presentation (1 per week) titled Behind the Fun Tour for guests at Carnival Cruise Line.