Category: Cinematography

Cinematography | 07.31.17

Major League Cinematography: Shooting with the Arri Amira

Okay, admittedly major league is a bit of stretch. Maybe AA? Regardless, I’ve had my sights set on this camera for while, so it was exciting to finally try one out. For this shoot, I was able to pair the Amira with Leica Summicrons, which were absolutely stunning and a huge component of the system. […]
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Cinematography | 06.20.17

Our Skeleton in the Closet

Despite my best efforts when we were in a band in high school together, Sean Culliton has succeeded in the music industry in Denver. His band Retrofette has been written up in Westword (you can read the article here), played shows all over the city, and has created a niche for itself- a synth-pop revival of […]
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Cinematography | 04.21.17

Farming for Stories in Mancos, Colorado

We get asked to create all sorts of projects in this business. We’ll go from a commercial production one week, to a documentary-style piece the next, corporate video production, educational video, the works. Most anything video production related we can (and do) accomplish. Sometimes though, we get a phone call that we know has potential […]
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Dan Fishman
Cinematography | 10.12.16

Why Your Video Needs Professional VO

(Dan Fishman, above, is a member of our roster of professional voice actors.) When we’re making a video with voice-over narration, our clients sometimes neglect the spoken words in favor of the visuals. “Why pay for a professional when I can just record on my iPhone?” they think. Well, like any professional, a pro voice actor brings a […]
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Cinematography | 08.22.16

Meet Our Cameras: Canon C300 Mark II

Recently, Hidden Woods Media decided to purchase a Canon C300 Mark II to take the place of our C500. While the C500 did make phenomenal images for us, we discovered it wasn’t without a lot of workflow issues. Paired with the AJA Ki Pro Quad we could record 2k & 4k ProRes 444 images, that […]
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Cinematography | 02.04.16

Storyboarding

Our most recent client, the Colorado Cross Country Skiing Association, came to us looking for a video very similar to the project we created for Denver Mountain Guiding last spring. In order to meet their needs and simultaneously push ourselves toward higher end productions, we chose to produce this video in more of a commercial […]
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Cinematography | 01.25.16

Mutt

When we started Hidden Woods Media, the end goal was (and still is) to create high-end commercials as well as narrative and documentary films. And while we love putting work together for our clients, we also are passionate about seeing our own projects come to life. Recently, our good friend Matt Worley wrote a film […]
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Cinematography | 01.15.16

Meet Our Cameras: The Canon C500

The Canon C500 is our high end digital cinema camera. It comes along on almost every shoot, and—with its incredibly sharp images and deep dynamic range—consistently produces stunning images. We’re not the only ones who think highly of this camera, either. In the past couple of years, it has seen use on some of the […]
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Cinematography | 12.30.15

Meet Our Cameras: The Canon C100 Mark II

At Hidden Woods Media, we like Canon cameras. We like the way they render colors, their ergonomics, and we like Canon’s EF line of lenses. When we started a video production company, the Canon C100 Mark II was our camera of choice. It was the budget option to get us into a cinema quality of camera, […]
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Cinematography | 10.08.15

DROOOOONAGE!

We hope you’ll excuse us for the title, but we’re about as excited for our new drone as Daniel Day-Lewis was for some oil in There Will Be Blood (check out the video below if you’re not familiar with the reference). To learn more about our newly acquired DJI Phantom 3 Professional, keep reading after […]
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