Profile

Cover photo
Paul Martin
Works at ProTrainings Europe LTD
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI
484 followers|69,400 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Paul Martin

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Queen Susan of #Narnia, Tauriel from #Hobbit2 and Merida from #Brave. Separated at birth?
2
Add a comment...
 
David Letterman is retiring in 2015. Conan's current TBS contract ends in 2015. When David Letterman left Late Night behind, Conan took over. Conan could return to network television, and do it well.  I don't think he'd do it, though, because of the freedoms that TBS affords him. Plus, he owns everything on his TBS show. That said, it would work. The only reason that his ratings on TBS aren't quite as good as they used to be are because of one thing: it's TBS, at 11pm, against the nightly news. Also, like Letterman, he had a chance at The Tonight Show, and like Letterman, Leno stole it.

The other option, that I've heard CBS is looking into, is Stephen Colbert. This could also work. Colbert is quick witted, could capture the audience that CBS wants to have, and would continue their road to being relevant with a different generation than they're currently attracting. Colbert could also get out from under the shadow that is cast by The Daily Show, and he could also be himself, rather than the character he plays on his Comedy Central show. Plus, his interviews are really good.
#StephenColbert      #DavidLetterman   #ConanOBrien  
1
Steve Fitch's profile photoPaul Martin's profile photo
4 comments
 
Yeah, I hear about him on The Catholic Channel. They mention him from time to time on the Busted Halo show, because they get Fr. James Martin on as a regular guest of the show, and he's the Colbert Report's chaplin. Plus, that's another thing about the show to be careful with, is that the character he plays is ULTRA right wing, whereas he knows his his theology probably as well as he knows his Tolkien, if not better. I don't know a lot about his personal life, but from their anecdotal references, he's at Mass regularly, and they've said that he teaches Sunday school classes.
Add a comment...

Paul Martin

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've got a Pebble, and I love it. Not Android, but totally worth it.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Martin

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Rumor: Wachowski’s preparing New Matrix Trilogy for Warner Brothers #NewMatrix   #NewMatrixTrilogy   #MatrixTrilogy  
1
Add a comment...
 
 
R.I.P. Harold Ramis.
Art provided by NinjaInk.
  
Find NinjaInk on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/NinjainkArt

Also, check out NinjaInk on WeLoveFine.
http://www.welovefine.com/artists-partners/7940-ninjaink
2
Add a comment...
In his circles
158 people
Have him in circles
484 people
Elizabeth Christian's profile photo
Katrina Scheer's profile photo
Jacqueline Bernhardt's profile photo

Paul Martin

Shared publicly  - 
 
Support The Rangers Film by Ron Newcomb at http://kck.st/1lJcAAf via +Kickstarter 
1
Add a comment...
 
Am I a man, or am I a Muppet? If I'm a Muppet then I'm a very manly Muppet. If I'm a man that makes me a Muppet of a man.
1
Add a comment...

Paul Martin

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm using this theme in Gmail on the Web and I think you'll like it too! Check it out on your desktop or laptop. #gmailthemes
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
158 people
Have him in circles
484 people
Elizabeth Christian's profile photo
Katrina Scheer's profile photo
Jacqueline Bernhardt's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Chief Creative Officer at ProTrainings, LLC
Skills
Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Social Media
Employment
  • ProTrainings Europe LTD
    Chief Creative Officer, 2009 - present
    Same as ProTrainings
  • ProTrainings
    Chief Creative Officer, 2002 - present
    With this company I have developed and become proficient in many areas and achieved a level of mastery in multiple areas including: Brand development and strategy. Marketing and Social Media Campaign Development. Building web site traffic growth Developing web site UX / UI. Video training videography and planning. Blog upkeep and design. Video editing Directing Storyboarding Web Site Design Concept Artist Cinematography And I blog about CPR and Medical related stories that I find interesting.
  • Grand Rapids Public Library
    Page, 1997 - 2004
    Quite simply, I shelved books, CDs, DVDs and the always popular VHS and Audio Book collections. I was also present when the entire library moved locations a couple of times so that the building could be renovated. I quickly became very adept at shelving and could very quickly scan an entire shelf of books and find titles that were out of order. I also came up with a few ideas for how to do things better, including the shelving choice for what at the time was a new and growing collection of DVDs. Of course, being at the bottom of the library chain, my idea didn't come to fruition until we were moving to the temporary location and somehow the shelves the DVDs were on had gotten destroyed. Not that I had anything to do with that. Either way, it made room for my ideas to take hold and it wound up a very successful plan, as I knew it would be. I would also finish my own work so quickly that I would pick up the slack of others that weren't quite so fast. Had a great time getting to know the others when I was there, and will never forget the people that I worked with.
  • G-Squared Construction
    Firestopping Specialist, 2003 - 2004
    Full time work doing fire-stopping in Hospitals. Lead team at one huge hospital, which a national fire-inspector said was the best fire-stopping he'd ever seen. After we finished the two major hospitals in Grand Rapids, MI as well as one minor, and another minor hospital in Paw Paw, MI, the company dissolved as most of us moved on to either college, new positions, or were hired by the hospital to do the same work on a full-time scale. It was great while it lasted, and I worked with great friends.
  • CountingDown.com
    Moderator
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Catholic entrepreneur with a sense of humor and cheerful demeanor.
Introduction
Well, if you can tell by my list of links, I have more websites than any person should.  Believe me when I say, that's not all.  Want to see more?  Click on ProTrainings.  You'll see more there.

Not only am I the Chief Creative Officer at ProCPR, but I'm also the creator of the world's largest website dedicated to the Chronicles of Narnia: NarniaFans.com!  I've been able to attend the World Premiere of Prince Caspian, as well as meet and interview many of the cast and crew of the film.  Through this I've met many wonderful people and been closer to the film industry than ever before.

I've also run M. Night Fans and Matrix Fans, both of which are the top websites in their arenas.  Walden Media Fans is getting there, but I'm currently re-thinking the back-end of that site to make it liquid quick in it's updates and system.

Through each of these websites, I have made connections with amazing people, and I visited the set of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in the fall of 2009 in Australia where I proposed to my wife on the deck of the Dawn Treader.  We then went to visit some friends at Weta in New Zealand, where they were hard at work on finishing Avatar, and we visited sites where various scenes were shot in Lord of the Rings.

We went to Cornwall (and sailed on the Matthew of Bristol aka "Dawn Treader"), Italy (Rome for a Papal Blessing, Florence and Venice), and Walt Disney World for our ridiculous honeymoon, which 20th Century Fox helped out with, and some friends in Florida as well.

We returned to England soon after for the World Premiere of Dawn Treader with HRH The Queen.

Holy smokes!  What an amazing time I've had so far.  And just think... it's only just begun!
Bragging rights
Proposed on Narnia movie set, Attended World Premieres of Prince Caspian in New York and Voyage of the Dawn Treader in London (with HRM The Queen), Co-Founded and Co-Owner of ProTrainings US and Europe.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Grand Rapids, MI
Previously
Canberra, Australia - DeLand, Florida - Los Angeles, California - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Sydney, Australia - Belmont, Michigan - Wellington, New Zealand - San Francisco, California - Rome, Italy - Florence, Italy - Venice, Italy - Dublin, Ireland
Paul Martin's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Narnia Fans - Voyage of the Dawn Treader Narnia Movie News
www.narniafans.com

The Chronicles of Narnia movie news and community gathering site. Features the Dancing Lawn, the premiere Narnia fan forum. Covering the lat

Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
www.chicagotribune.com

Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in

HTC commits to giving all new flagship devices major Android updates for...
www.androidcentral.com

Manufacturer also exploring updating the U.S. HTC One X directly to Android 4.4 Hoping to open up the communication lines to its customers,

If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay
www.latimes.com

Companies leave customer information vulnerable to hackers because better safeguards cost money. Fines could change their attitude.

JACK AND TOLLERS
www.indiegogo.com

Teaser Trailer for the Film: The true story of the friendship between C. S. LEWIS and J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Patrick Swanson: Depth Deception
noisetrade.com

I just got some free music from Patrick Swanson and thought you might enjoy it. You can download it here: http://noisetrade.com/patrickswans

Patrick Swanson
noisetrade.com

Download free music from Patrick Swanson and Noisetrade.

How Homestar Runner changed web series for the better
www.avclub.com

The series’ reach can be felt throughout the world of pop culture, 10 years past its peak.

Fuzzy Today
plus.google.com

Dedicated to cute and cuddly pictures and news

Violinist for 2014
futureofforestryinfoblog.blogspot.com

Eric Owyoung with Future of Forestry is looking for more musicians to work with for future tour AND to collaborate in the studio. We're look

‘Girl Meets World’ gets the greenlight from Disney | EW.com
insidetv.ew.com

Girl Meets World is officially a go! The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off has been picked up to series by the Disney Channel. Des

First Trailer for The Desolation of Smaug | Middle-earth News
news.mymiddleearth.com

It's here! The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! We've been waiting for this moment ever since the credits rolled f...

Narnia Portal
plus.google.com

There are many ways to get into Narnia... this is one...

School CPR Blog
schoolcpr.com

StudentCPR.com: Where Students Train Free

Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
23 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Went on a referral from a good friend. He works there in parts and bought all of his cars from a particularly great salesperson, and his wife and mother did as well. She was very helpful and did whatever she could to make sure that I got my money's worth. The only thing I didn't like was the financier trying to get me to change from a 3 year to 4 years for the payment plan. While the interest amount would be the same between 36 and 48 months, the total amount they would make would go up considerably, and the car would have cost me a lot more with 12 more months of payments. That's what I expect from car companies anyway, though, so I didn't have any complaints about that.
• • •
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago