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...

Telling Namibia’s conservation story for World Wildlife Fund

Last fall Jenny Nichols and I had the opportunity to spend a month in Namibia working with World Wildlife Fund to tell an unprecedented story of wildlife recovery. A nascent nation, Namibia has stepped forward as leaders in conservation by literally writing it into its constitution, ensuring that the benefits of protecting the country’s wildlife...

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...