Wingsuit basejumping shoot for Adidas in Switzerland

My first steps on the European continent last September took me to the top of the Eiger and Jungfrau, shooting Dean Potter wingsuit from these peaks in his first self-directed film for Adidas. Shooting on the RED Epic, I was able to capture some pretty spectacular mid-air visuals against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps....

Exploring and Filming: Glacier Caves for PBS

It was 3 o’clock in the morning and we were hanging from ropes, midway down a 300′ vertical ice shaft high on Mount Hood in Oregon.  I was filming a pair of scientists who were using lasers to map the ice tube, called a moulin–one would take measurements and yell the information to the other...

NatGeo Production: Gold Timers

I just finished shooting two episodes for a new NatGeo series called Gold Timers in Hope, AK. The series is an interesting blend of reality, sitcom and documentary that follows a cast of old-west style gold prospectors through the adventures, and misadventures, of hunting for gold in Alaska.  Our primary camera was the Panasonic HDX900,...

Commercial Shoot for Intel: Notebook Launch

Intel recently hired Maser Films to shoot a product launch video for a new notebook computer, set to be released later this year. We used the RED Epic as our primary camera, recording RAW files to RED media and ProRes proxy files with a Sound Devices Pix240.  Supporting shots were made with a Canon 5D...

Pre-Production for NatGeo’s ‘The Wild Life’

Recently, I was hired as a Production Manager to design a new series for National Geographic called, “The Wild Life.” The series, a hosted adventure reality/doc, will be shot in Oregon and Washington this summer.  Leading up to production, I vetted potential adventure missions in the region that would work within a significant set of production constraints....

Mount Saint Helens Ski Mountaineering

Sometimes, I like to go on an adventure just for the sake of going on an adventure. It can’t always be about work!  Even so, I can’t help but bring a camera–for this trip I brought my 5D Mark III with a Zeiss 25mm f/2 prime lens to snap some photos.  Just for fun. Photos...

12-Day Grand Canyon Shoot on RED Epic

I just finished a 12-day raft-supported shoot in the bottom of the Grand Canyon with my RED Epic. We shot lots of 5k material with the Epic and lots of timelapses with the 5D Mark III.  There were lots of challenges–from power and data management to equipment safety–but everything went off without a hitch and...

Produced and Shot: PBS Special on the Largest Dam Removal

Over the last two years, I have been working on a PBS Special about the removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. Our crew got to do some fun things, including a multi-year timelapse documentation effort, filming the dramatic explosive breach of the dam and lots of underwater salmon filming.  It’s...

RED Scarlet Commercial Shoot: Cadbury Cocoa in Ghana

Recently, the Cadbury cocoa company hired me through Creative Artists Agency for a commercial shoot in Ghana, West Africa. The campaign is called “Cocoa Life” and designed to tell the stories of where our cocoa comes from.  We shot the series of short films on the RED Scarlet–hard work in the intense heat but well...

Discovery Channel Shoot: Gold Fever

Recently, I got asked to shoot interviews for an upcoming Discovery Channel docu-drama series about the 1949 gold rush. I worked with the production coordinator to hire a crew in Portland, Oregon and creat a look that will blend well with the show’s dramatic wild-west recreations (which were shot on Alexa). We shot the interviews...