Nature Conservancy: Escalante Video Feature

Earlier this year we shared a handful of photos and stories from our experience shooting in the remote and beautiful Escalante region of Utah for The Nature Conservancy. In addition to the still photos, we captured a motion and interviewed key players in the conservation effort going on in the region. We were tasked with the unique job of with creating a video that not only highlighted the voices of the people in the region, but also starred the Escalante River and the ecosystem around it as a main character – one who the cast of characters we encountered are all trying to strengthen and preserve.

With Chris as director, the talented filmmaker Shea Roggio as our camera operator and yours truly running field audio, we were ready for anything and willing to capture whatever the Escalante had for us – and as usual we have the behind the scenes to prove it. Keep reading for more from our adventure…

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Capital Girls Video

chris crisman captial girls aarp magazine video

In December of last year we received a call from our good friend Caitlin Peters and AARP The Magazine to shoot stills and a video interview with the critically acclaimed authors of Capital Girls. Writing under the pseudonym Ella Monroe, the duo behind the hit series of young adult novels is also known as Amy Reingold and Maz Rauber. We spent a few days down in Washington DC with Amy & Maz, delving into their daily lives as authors and bringing their creative process to life. Keep reading for our video interview and more shots…

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Mac English: Squirrel Hunting in South Carolina

“I’m 77 years old and I’m still out here chasing these squirrels. I always have done it.”

We traveled down to South Carolina just about a year ago to spend two days in Sumter National Forest hiking, hunting, photographing and filming none other than Mac English, a champion squirrel hunter. We were out there in the woods – far out there. It was quite the experience, but all things considered, I’d go back and join a hunt any day.

Keep reading for more stills, outtakes, behind the scenes and video…

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Mac English – Squirrel Hunter

Brand new, never before seen, our video portrait of Mac English, squirrel hunter. We had a great time down in South Carolina working with Mac and his family this spring, there’s nothing quite like a squirrel hunt. Make sure to check out the HD version on our website.

Many thanks to Shea Roggio, my cinematographer and co-director, Ben Weldon, our second camera operator and sound technician, and Dax Roggio of Packafoma films for the edit. Also a big thanks to Mac English and the English family for their support and hospitality.

Enjoy!