Let us help you use the power of video to inspire and educate.
We’re dedicated to creating films for a better world, with a focus on projects that have a positive impact on humanity.We create everything from social-issue documentaries to promotional and educational videos to dynamic time-lapses that show the wonders of nature. We aim to create beautiful videos with a mission and we love to work with non-profits, educational institutions and others with a commitment to making the world a better place. Based in Traverse City, Michigan we work both locally and internationally.
Do you have a story that the world needs to hear? Do you have an idea that will change lives? Join with us, and use video to share your message with the world in an authentic, beautiful and engaging way.
“An eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at the real world of coffee…Highly recommended.” – Video Librarian Magazine
A thought-provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink.
“An Inspirational Thriller” –Boston Globe
An inspiring documentary about the daily joys and struggles of Palestinian fair trade farmers and the American ultra-marathoners who ran across the West Bank planting olive trees and bridging cultures along the way.
Learn more about The People And The Olive.
We’ve helped people raise money through Kickstarter, Indie Go Go and More.
We’ve created a variety of short films for people and organizations who fit our mission for good.
Do you have a video challenge? We also offer online consultation on a variety of video solutions. We can help you with practical and budget-minded strategies for:
- General production and post-production workflow.
- Timelapse gear and workflow
- International filming challenges.
- Documentary project flow, including research, archival strategies, cloud-based collaboration methods
- IP Camera video and timelapse strategies for construction sites, nature preserves, remote locations, etc.
You’ll speak directly with Aaron Dennis, founder of Stone Hut Studios, who’s a producer, editor and videographer/time-lapser. He’s lived and worked on video projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as New York where worked on several national PBS documentaries. Now based in Traverse City, Michigan, he works both locally and internationally. He’s produced and edited two feature length films, The People and The Olive and Connected By Coffee, as well as dozens of short videos. Aaron’s been dedicated to video production since he was 9 years old (seriously!) and has had the pleasure of using a constantly evolving set of filmmaking technologies from VHS to 4k. He’s a self-professed computer geek, and an enthusiast of technology well beyond video.
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