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Stephen (Steve) H.

Seattle, WA, USA

5 reviews

$1500 - $10000 / Day

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About Stephen (Steve)

March 22, 2021 Stephen James Hyde is a cinematographer and an Emmy Award® nominated producer (2018). His work has screened theatrically and appeared on TV networks such as Discovery, Comedy Central, CNN, Aljazeera, and PBS, as well as online magazines including Indian Country Today, Washington Post, Mind Body Green, Seattle Times, GQ, California Magazine, The Nation and elsewhere. Recently he is the Director of Photography on a film commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian directed by Tracy Rector (2021). Steve also filmed the Seattle episode of a new doc series with Academy Award® nominated director James Longley (2021) and is DP on a series of branded content spots for Mackie Audio Products, produced by Lucid Visual Media (2020). Hyde has served as an additional cinematographer on numerous other films including the SXSW (2021) best documentary Lily Topples the World by director Jeremey Workman. SKATE DREAMS (2021) by Peabody Award® winning director Jessica Edwards. EVERGREEN: the road to legalization (2013) and SPAWNING GROUNDS (2020) both by Emmy Award® winning director Nils Cowan and as the Super 8 cinematographer on the hit music video by Grammy Award® winner Macklemore “GOOD OLD DAYS” (2018) In addition to working as a cinematographer, Steve is a teacher and social scientist who enjoys producing low budget documentaries and branded content for non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental justice, social change and youth advocacy. Currently he shares technical knowledge by teaching pop-up cinematography workshops. Steve Hyde Films LLC is a boutique production service dedicated to below-the-line production work and equipment rentals. The company collaborates with production companies and freelance artists in the greater Seattle area and throughout America West.

Top Reviews

  • May 2018

    Steve and his team are exceptional. Absolutely a joy to work with. We can't wait to work with them again!

    - Andreas from mindbodygreen

Top Services

  • Production Company

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    1 review

Top Projects


    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Production Company

    Faith Spotted Eagle is an activist and PTSD counselor. She is a member of the Yankton Sioux Nation who helped block development of the Keystone XL pipeline and now the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Publication Link:

  • First Run Features -- Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company

    Associate Producer / Cinematographer: a feature length documentary distributed by First Run Features and available on Netflix and iTunes.

  • *Shooter only* Thrifting Expert

    • Documentary DP

    Steve Hyde filmed this segment on assignment for 60 Second Docs. Canon C300MKII / Sennheiser MKH60 boom mic for interview + Sanken COS11 lav mic.

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    October 2017

  • Simply Organic Spice Editorial Video

    • Production Company

    Steve Hyde produced this video, local in Seattle, for Mind Body Green (MBG). Director: Nils Cowan Director of Photography: Howard Shack HMU: Katya Gudaeva Food Stylist: Bridget Meyer Executive Producer: Andreas Von Sheele

    Produced for mindbodygreen on Storyhunter

    October 2017

  • [Urgent] Cam Op in Seattle, Washington

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Steve Hyde filmed this editorial video on CN-E 18-80 cinema zoom / 70-200 / C300MKII and recorded the interview on Sennheiser MKH60

    Produced for Thrillist on Storyhunter

    January 2018



  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders
  • Dolly
  • Live streaming equipment

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Post-Production Manager

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