Martin Lisius

Martin Lisius, "The Storm Whisperer," began tracking storms in the mid-1980's. He is cinematographer, producer and founder of Prairie Pictures, a film production company and StormStock, the world's premier storm footage library. In addition, Martin founded and chairs the Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA), a national non-profit dedicated to severe weather education and host to the National Storm Conference. Martin produced, directed and wrote several television programs relating to severe weather including "Chasing the Wind" (1991), "Beneath Stormy Skies" (1994), and "The Chasers of Tornado Alley" (1995). He directed, co-produced and co-wrote "StormWatch" for the National Weather Service, which employs it nationwide as their official storm spotter training video. And, he photographed the first-ever violent class tornado on 35 mm motion picture film on May 30, 1998 in Spencer, South Dakota. In 1999, Martin teamed with Chevy Trucks to help create their "Storm Chaser" commercial for S-10 pickups. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and member of the legendary "Spencer 4."(bio courtesy of

Martin exhibited in Storm Watch - A Photographic Journal of Tornado Alley

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