Andy Maser recently directed United Way’s 2017 global PSA campaign, a creative effort to shine a more provocative light at the global humanitarian charity.  Previous brand work for United Way has generally been conservative and principally featured smiling volunteers in “United Way” t-shirts.  The 2017 campaign takes a dramatically different approach by focusing on tough problems, gritty scenes and… Read more »

Andy Maser recently worked as Director of Photography for a 3 week shoot in the Grand Canyon for HBO, CNN and the producers of a documentary film.  The subject of the piece was Erik Weihenmayer, a blind athlete who was attempting to kayak the entire 250-some miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon…. Read more »

Maser Films is directing the film component of the new Wyoming Tourism ‘That’s WY’ ad campaign for 2016 and 2017.  The films have a polished documentary style that emphasizes local characters and the epic Wyoming landscape. The ‘That’s WY’ campaign typifies the Maser Films style of filmmaking—unscripted, high production value projects executed with a small team in… Read more »

  A campaign that Maser Films recently shot was just honored as “Ad of the Day” by AdWeek.  The shoot took our team to farms from coast to coast; we shot in California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas and Indiana across a 30 day production period.  We shot the entire campaign in a cinema verite style, focusing almost… Read more »

  This summer I had the chance to work as a Director of Photography for a commercial virtual reality experience for the LED headlamp brand Ledlenser. The Program, Ledlenser’s agency, approached us with the challenge of shooting a VR experience that would showcase the brand’s super powerful headlamps in an action sports scene. Mountain biking… Read more »

  Andy Maser is currently in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest shooting a feature film for IMAX screens. The team will be working on and off for the next year to capture an immersive view of this remote and unique ecosystem—they’re be shooting from the air with drones and helicopters, on land using traditional natural… Read more »

  Maser Films teamed up with Chaco footwear and NatGeo Adventure to produce a series of three branded content short films with the theme #InAWeekend.  Our team was Director, Andy Maser, Producer and ‘talent’ Tahria Sheather and Max Lowe–travel photographer and adventurer.  We traveled to Long Island in the Bahamas to connect with locals for… Read more »

  In the fall of 2015 our team traveled to northern Manitoba to film a co-production with World Wildlife Fund and Natural Habitat Adventures.  The goal of the trip was to shoot two films: – A polar bear conservation film designed to inspire a general audience to care about climate change. – A film designed to… Read more »

  In the spring of 2015, my team collaborated with Samsung and National Geographic to create a 4K film of epic proportions.  On short notice, we sent teams to Kauai, San Francisco, Jackson Hole and the Pacific Northwest armed with Red Epic Dragon cameras to capture 4K-6K footage in an action sports POV style.  We… Read more »

  In October of 2015, I traveled to Bangladesh with fellow National Geographic collaborators Justin DeShields, Alize Carre and Katia Nicolova to film a story about climate change adaptation.  We met up with veteran Bangladeshi correspondent Tania Rashid to explore the impact of rising sea levels on the country’s population.  What we found was a scary scenario:… Read more »