marty at his first video job in 1990, recording a friends bat mitzvah.

marty at his first video job in 1990, recording a friends bat mitzvah.

Marty, at age 13

Marty Jenoff is the President of Focal Point Productions, and as a Maryland videographer for nearly 25 years, he's recorded thousands of hours of footage.  Marty got his start in video production at the age of 13.  He used the gift money from his bar mitzvah to purchase an RCA VHS camcorder. 

As a student, Marty pioneered the first high school television station in the Baltimore County School System, at Owings Mills High School.  "Eagle TV" quickly became a model for other student run video programs throughout the County.

After graduating from Towson University in 2000 with a B.S. in Mass Communications, Marty started Focal Point Productions. In the beginning, final videos were delivered on VHS tapes.  A few years later, clients started asking for DVDs.  Now, electronic files for YouTube, Facebook, and other social media sites are the big demand.  The technology has changed so much since Focal Point Productions first started.  In 2000, video resolutions were 720x480 pixels.  Now, with HD, the resolution has almost tripled. And with 4k and 8K on the horizon, sizes are about to triple again.  Marty and Focal Point have prided themselves on staying on top of the technology market.

Marty is President of the Baltimore Videographers Association, and has been featured as a presenter on many occasions.  Marty has also been a member of the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company for over 25 years, is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electronic Workers (IBEW), and a member of the Baltimore Public Relations Council.

Working in Local TV News

Marty started his career at WBAL TV, Baltimore's NBC affiliate, in 2003.  He serves as a photojournalist, editor, live truck technician, and as one of Skyteam 11's camera operators.  During his tenure at the TV station, Marty has won several awards, and has covered hundreds of local, regional, and national news events including sporting events, fires, shootings, court cases, press conferences, and all types of breaking news.  Here are some stories he has worked on:

Kind Messages Literally Rock in Carroll

Pickleball becomes increasingly popular in Howard County

Oyster knives made from Pride of Baltimore wood

Howard County students write letters to kids at St Judes

Martin O’Malley presidential campaign announcement

Volunteer raises money for Baltimore family in need

Reading program aims to get men involved in Baltimore schools

Assisted living center offers student home for music

Dundalk July 4th Parade

 

Below are some photos of Marty on assignment at WBAL-TV

Below are some photos of Marty, shortly after officially starting Focal Point in 2000.