Grand Canyon Shoot For CNN & HBO

Andy Maser recently worked as Director of Photography for a 3 week shoot in the Grand Canyon for HBO, CNN and the producers of a documentary film.  The subject of the piece was Erik Weihenmayer, a blind athlete who was attempting to kayak the entire 250-some miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon....

‘That’s WY’ Wyoming Tourism Ad Campaign

Maser Films is directing the film component of the new Wyoming Tourism ‘That’s WY’ ad campaign for 2016 and 2017.  The films have a polished documentary style that emphasizes local characters and the epic Wyoming landscape. The ‘That’s WY’ campaign typifies the Maser Films style of filmmaking—unscripted, high production value projects executed with a small team in...

AdWeek: “Ad of the Day” For Land O Lakes

  A campaign that Maser Films recently shot was just honored as “Ad of the Day” by AdWeek.  The shoot took our team to farms from coast to coast; we shot in California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas and Indiana across a 30 day production period.  We shot the entire campaign in a cinema verite style, focusing almost...

Virtual Reality For Ledlenser Brand

  This summer I had the chance to work as a Director of Photography for a commercial virtual reality experience for the LED headlamp brand Ledlenser. The Program, Ledlenser’s agency, approached us with the challenge of shooting a VR experience that would showcase the brand’s super powerful headlamps in an action sports scene. Mountain biking...

In Production: IMAX Feature on BC’s Great Bear Rainforest

  Andy Maser is currently in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest shooting a feature film for IMAX screens. The team will be working on and off for the next year to capture an immersive view of this remote and unique ecosystem—they’re be shooting from the air with drones and helicopters, on land using traditional natural...

Bahamas for Chaco and NatGeo Adventure

  Maser Films teamed up with Chaco footwear and NatGeo Adventure to produce a series of three branded content short films with the theme #InAWeekend.  Our team was Director, Andy Maser, Producer and ‘talent’ Tahria Sheather and Max Lowe–travel photographer and adventurer.  We traveled to Long Island in the Bahamas to connect with locals for...

4K Film for Samsung TV Launch

  In the spring of 2015, my team collaborated with Samsung and National Geographic to create a 4K film of epic proportions.  On short notice, we sent teams to Kauai, San Francisco, Jackson Hole and the Pacific Northwest armed with Red Epic Dragon cameras to capture 4K-6K footage in an action sports POV style.  We...

Andy Maser Wins 2 Emmy Awards / Edward R Murrow Award

Andy was recently awarded an Emmy Award and an Edward R Murrow Award for Journalism for his work in the PBS show, Glacier Caves:  Mount Hood’s Secret World.  He was a Director of Photography for the project, capturing scenes, timelapse and stunning visuals hundreds of feet underground in the largest ice cave system in the...

Andy Maser nominated for four 2014 Emmy Awards

Affirmation that last year really was an epic year professionally has come in a more official form – Emmy nominations. I’m honored to be nominated alongside the Oregon Field Guide crew at OPB for three awards for our stories on Mt Hood’s glacier caves and the Condit Dam removal, along with a personal nomination for...

Exploring Angkor Wat for Google Maps and National Geographic Creative

Assignments come in every shape and size—exciting, interesting, grueling, trying. But every once in a while one comes along that is pure fun. Shooting a film for the Google Trekker program at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was exactly one of those coveted assignments. The concept was cool: Shoot in a style that mimicked the experience...