Our goal with Masters in Motion is simple. To create an event where like minded creatives can gather, learn and network. Going into our ninth year now, we have built a community that fosters personal and professional growth for filmmakers and digital storytellers.

As we began the transition to shooting primarily with DSLRs, we wanted to share what we were learning from our various shoots and edits. Shoot Edit Learn quickly evolved into a community of independent filmmakers wanting to share their experiences and knowledge.

As the blog grew, and continuing our education became more imperative, the Masters In Motion workshops were created. In an environment that is filled with educational events, we set out to develop filmmaking workshops that went beyond the basics and focused on more than just gear. 

We feel incredibly fortunate to be doing what we love and a lot of the people that we’ve met along the way are still great friends. Masters In Motion has become more than a blog and bigger than a workshop. The community that has grown out of this has become a family.


Cristina Valdivieso

Founder / Editor / Producer 

With a 13+ year career in the industry, Cristina has a shared passion for telling stories through editing and facilitating films through producing. Her tireless work ethic, attention to detail and fierce determination has enabled her to help numerous stories be told. She is dedicated to the continuing evolution of Masters in Motion as a platform to empower filmmakers from all walks of life.  


Jon Connor

Founder / Editor / Writer

For more than 16 years, Jon has worked on projects ranging from short form branded content, commercials, music videos and narrative films to feature length documentaries for companies such as Google, Netflix, GQ, Frontline PBS, Showtime, NBC, National Geographic Channel, CBS, Fox Deportes, NFL Films and Urban Outfitters.


Our staff


Making Masters in Motion happen every year is very similar to producing an independent film. There are logistics, gear rentals, location scouting, scheduling and a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Much like making a film, it would be impossible without a great team. Without the help of of our kick ass crew who believe in us, our vision and the Masters In Motion community none of this would be possible.