Category: Photography

Cinematography | 09.03.19

Meet our Cameras: The RED Gemini

Our DP reviews one of RED Digital Cinema’s most recent releases.
Cinematography | 07.01.19

Zeiss Otus Kit in Review

Our Canon lenses have treated us well over the years. We started with zooms, then upgraded our zooms, then moved to primes, then moved to better primes. The L Series primes were our go to in house kit since 2016, but as time went on we started noticing more and more flaws in the glass […]
Non-Profit | 04.03.19

Home in the Sierra Nevada

Sky Chair is a long, windy, high-speed quad that’ll take you to higher than any other chairlift at Heavenly Mountain in South Lake Tahoe CA. More often than not, I’ll take Canyon Chair instead as there’s usually a shorter line and you get almost the same amount of vertical down. But if I’m trying to […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Cinematography | 06.10.15

A Postcard From San Luis Valley

Last month I was hired to shoot a promotional piece on water rights in the San Luis Valley. We only had one full day of production, but we packed a bunch of different locations into the nearly 16 hour long day. Below is a “postcard” from the valley–a collection of my favorite shots that I wanted […]