Filming Camp Bil-O-Wood

My wife Chelsea is a Camp Bil-O-Wood Voyageurette.  There are only about 100 in existence and it’s a title she proudly shares with her two sisters who also have their “hat”.  Each Voyageurette (and Voyageur, the male equivalent) are granted a funky blue, red and white beret style cap, their name on a plaque, and a life-long honor  – but …

Filming time-lapses of a wedding reception

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa approached me this winter to inquire about some timelapse and video work.  We discussed a lot of fun ideas, and the first project that came out of the brainstorming was this promo for the Sunrise to Sunset photo contest. For that video I shot some new time-lapses over a few days and was also …

Stone Hut Studios Is Seeking Collaborators.

We’re a production company dedicated to making “films for a better world”.  Based in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, we make documentaries, educational films, short videos and more.  Find out more at StoneHutStudios.com We are looking to find collaborators and partners.    We’re are a very small team and to expand our potential and capacity we need to find partners and …

Morel Love

A fungi’s-eye view of this year’s crop of magical morels in northern Michigan.

Springtime in Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve

This video features shooting-stars, sunrises, sunsets, toads, snails, lakes, rivers and dynamic time-lapses from the beautiful Arcadia Dunes- an amazing and protected part of Northern Michigan. Thanks to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, vital places like this can survive.

What is Connected By Coffee?

Dear Friends and Family, Many of you may already know about the new documentary project that Chelsea and I are producing, called Connected By Coffee.   I’m so excited about the story that we have to tell. It’s both sad and hopeful, simple and complex.  And it’s a BIG story.  Many have asked us questions about the film.  It’s a complicated subject, and it takes time to explain, so if your’e short on …

The Fair Trade Chronicles – Web Series

The Fair Trade Chronicles is a web-series and journal, of a 1000-mile journey to visit the coffee farmers in Central America.  Stone Hut Studios produced this web series during the journey, and the footage will be greatly expanded into the feature length documentary, Connected By Coffee, to be released in the fall of 2013.  

The Pop Nation Kickstarter Video

Stone Hut Studios created this video for The Pop Nation – A gourmet, vegan, gluten-free, locally sourced Popsicle company in San Francisco – to use for a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a commercial kitchen.  They successfully raised $50,000 take their business to the next level!

Good review for Stone Hut’s work with Scholastic Freedomflix

We have a long term relationship with Scholastic and have been honored to work on several series’ of videos for several projects including Expert Space, Trueflix,  Freedomflix and more.  These video series are part of interactive websites that schools and libraries can subscribe to.  The videos are just a part of the overall learning experience and they work to get students interested in …

Stone Hut Studios is seeking a communications intern!

We’re an independent film company creating ‘films for a better world’.  We’re seeking an intelligent, positive, self-motivated intern to help us communicate with the world.  This is a work-from-anywhere position, so there are no geographical limitations.  Currently, this is an unpaid internship, but we want it be good stepping stone for launching a career and there is the potential for …

Unity Vibration Kombucha

Unity Vibration Kombucha’s mission is to produce the best artisan Kombucha Tea and Kombucha Beer products on the market made with the healthiest ingredients possible. It is our intention to: spread love, health, possibility, joy and bliss into our community and the world, to inspire others to spread their own unique gifts and creativity into their communities and beyond, and …

GUTS: An Evening with Kristen Johnston

On September 26th, 2012, Emmy Award winning actress Kristen Johnston (Third Rock From the Sun, Ugly Betty, Sex and The City, currently starring on The Ex’s) visited the Traverse City Opera House to read from her book “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster”. Hilarious and heartfelt, this gutsy new memoir catalogs the star’s recovery from …