On Assignment for Nat Geo: Catfish in the US

During the summer of 2012, I was hired by National Geographic to work as the Director of Photography for an ongoing series called ‘Monster Fish.’ We shot the series with a Sony F3, a RED Scarlet and a Canon 5D.  I did all of the underwater shooting on SCUBA with the Canon 5D. For an...

On Assignment for Nat Geo: Monster Salmon in Alaska

During the summer of 2012, I was hired by National Geographic to work as the Director of Photography for an ongoing series called ‘Monster Fish.’ We shot the series with a Sony F3, a RED Scarlet and a Canon 5D.  I did all of the underwater shooting on SCUBA with the Canon 5D. For an...

National Geographic Shoot: Though the Lens of Instagram

I recently finished shooting an episode of Monster Fish for National Geographic Television about sturgeon, a prehistoric fish that inhabits the coastal rivers of the Pacific Northwest. We shot the show on a Sony F3, a RED Scarlet, Canon 5Ds and GoPro Heros and worked with a stellar cast: Zeb Hogan (friend, fish biologist, host),...

Sugar Wheel Works Commercial Shoot

This week, I got tapped by Studio3, a Portland/Seattle based production studio, to shoot a series of commercial spots for a Sugar Wheel Works.  Sugar blends technical precision with Portland bike culture soul to create high-end, custom hand built bicycle wheels for customers around the world.  Our goal was to capture Sugar owner Jude Kirstein’s...

Dialing in the RED Camera Workflow

It’s been fun over the last couple of months to really start tapping into the potential of shooting RED RAW. The amount of information contained in every frame of video is absolutely mind blowing, and the creative control that the RAW format allows inspiring. Stay tuned for more screen grabs and video samples in the...

RED Has Landed!

I’m excited to announce the addition of a powerful new tool to my lineup–the RED Scarlet Digital Cinema Camera. The Scarlet is a serious piece of hardware, capable of capturing a 4k image (4096×2160) at 24 or 30 RAW frames per second. That’s four times the resolution of HD with the extra editing advantages of...

Production of Wild Love is Underway!

This year, Emily Nuchols, Jenny Nichols and I launched a film project called Wild Love–a behind the scenes look into the real lives of some of the great adventurers of our time. From the Wild Love website: “In a community that is renowned for pushing the limits, many times it’s a climbing partner, a lover...