UPDATES FROM THE FIELD

Travel to Mozambique for the National Geographic Society

December 01, 2017

Our team traveled to Gorongosa national park as park of an educational series for the Society, documenting their groundbreaking conservation work. It was a powerful experience for me to stories of the people who are on the front lines, protecting places and animals that would otherwise quickly vanish under human pressures.

Lens of Time Wins at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017!

October 01, 2017

Lens of Time is a series I have shot the first 2 seasons on with Spine Films for the California Academy of Sciences. The series of 5-7 minute shorts profiles scientists using camera technology to study the natural world. My first trip to Jackson surprised us all with a win in the Best Limited Short Series Category! It was inspiring festival as a whole, and a huge honor to be recognized in this way.

National Geographic Big Cats Initiative

February 08, 2017

I traveled to Kenya and Zambia on assignment for National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. The granting and outreach program works toward conservation of these vulnerable large carnivores by funding research and community based conservation efforts, predominantly in Africa. 

Emmy!

June 21, 2016

A pleasant surprise this month when we won a regional emmy in the Health/Science/Environment-Feature/Segment category for the Northern California awards. The 7 minute piece follows the work of Photographer David Maisel with particular focus on the dry lakebed of Owen's Lake on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. To watch the short film click here.

Filming Rock Climbing in Tuolumne Meadows for Eddie Bauer

September 10, 2015

My commercial work isn't always talking heads or wine and cheese! Sometimes I am lucky enough to work for an awesome client like Eddie Bauer. My friend Ben Ditto is an accomplished photographer and newly minted climber on the Eddie Bauer First Ascent team, and this short video was made over 2 days in my favorite place on earth.

Filming the tip of the Colorado River at its delta in Mexico During the Pulse Flow event.

April 10, 2014

Myself and Andy Quinn spent 3 weeks filming for our documentary for the Sonora Institute as an historic water release wound its way through the sandy desert and eventually to the mouth of the delta in the Gulf of California. We used timelapse and drones to capture the event which for the most part in real time appeared very slow. Robert Redford narrated the final film.

Filming Mustangs for National Geographic's Untamed Americas Series

July 10, 2011

My friend and colleague John Shier brought me out as an assistant on my first ever shoot for National Geographic, and it remains one of the more rewarding three weeks of work I have experienced. Although at this point I had been shooting for almost 10 years, it was tough to get "in" with the big players. Luckily John introduced me, he nailed it on the shoot, and this adventure led to many more. The series won a National Emmy for cinematography.

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