We’re an award winning video production team that creates documentaries, web videos and TV shows.
We love to take a project from start to finish. Sometimes we do it independently, other times we team up with others. We’ve worked with non-profits, colleges, big companies, small companies, Kickstarter campaigns and more.
We’ve completed over 400 video projects including two feature length documentaries and a Michigan Emmy-award winning TV show.
We are based in Traverse City, Michigan and we work all over the world.
Interested in teaming up? Contact us below to get the conversation started.
At the core of our team is the husband and wife team of Aaron Dennis and Chelsea Bay Dennis. For larger projects team up with freelance videographers and editors and production help.
We love time-lapses because they allow us to see the world from a a fresh perception and capture the beauty of nature in a whole new way.
Hire us to create amazing dynamic time-lapses for your project, or purchase stock footage of our expanding library.
We have a passion for creating beautiful shots, and experience with high-tech time-lapse technology including panning and rotating rigs.
Almost everything Stone Hut Studios creates involves post-production and script work by Aaron Dennis.
He’s been video editing since he was a kid with two connected VHS tape decks. In film school he trained by editing actual film and then on computers. After graduating he worked in New York City as a production assistant, apprentice editor, assistant editor, and motion graphics designer on several large PBS documentaries.
In 2009 he teamed up as a freelancer with Scholastic publishing, to produce short educational videos for their online encyclopedias and to create book trailers for their books. Ten years and hundreds and hundreds of videos later, the relationship with Scholastic continues and so does the non-stop video editing.
And 7 years ago Aaron launched Stone Hut Studios and has been steadily producing, shooting and editing independent and client projects ever since, including 3 large documentary projects
He’s taken these projects through all phases of pre-production, production and post-production. Besides the the more glamorous tasks he’s also been responsible for all the research and script writing. Not to mention the archival research. And probably most complex of all is creating post-production workflows that are organized and efficient
He’s learned the hard way how to find the story in in a big pile of footage. He’s also learned to relish the challenge of making a great project out of less than perfect footage.
If you have a post-production challenge or need someone to save your documentary, you can reach Aaron via the contact form below.