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Butcher Bird Studios Launches its First Podcast

Don’t know what a podcast is? It’s like a radio show. And Butcher Bird Studios has one. Season one of the G.O. Get Outside Podcast begins today. It is a weekly show featuring conversations with rad people who make getting outdoors a primary part of their life and still manage to handle all of their adult responsibilities. Get outdoors yourself, interested in getting outdoors, think the outdoors aren’t for you? Give the show a listen. Your embers may get stoked.

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Three episodes are available now. There will be a new episode every Thursday (beginning Sept. 10) for the next 18 weeks. What are you waiting for? Go listen.

By | 2017-07-16T21:23:34+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Day Has Arrived


G.O. Get Outside Series Launched

Butcher Bird Studios’ 4 part web-series is live right now.

The time has come. Meet four everyday people who are passionate about their outdoor pursuits. Follow them as they go caving, hiking, canyoneering, and surfing. Learn how you too can get outside. See all four episodes right now at:


Thanks to all of you who helped this series come to life. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to watch it and hopefully share it. What outdoor activities would you like to see featured in future episodes?

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By | 2016-03-29T04:45:08+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments



Production has begun on a series of shorts we are creating highlighting various outdoor activities. It will be a four episode web-series premiering later this year. Two weeks ago, a few of us traveled to Nevada with Karl Domangue and his Extreme Things Adventure Club to capture the excitement of caving. It was a weekend of caving, camping, and interviewing. Several screengrabs from the footage are posted below. After wrapping photography on the caving episode, we began preparations for our hiking episode. In an ironic turn of events, Southern California’s drought experienced a short reprieve as a storm poured across the area for a few days. We were able to shoot our interview portion, but had to reschedule shooting the rest of the episode until later this month. In a week, we will head out again, this time delving into the growing sport of canyoneering.


By | 2016-03-29T05:09:23+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind the Hike


In addition to our other productions, Butcher Bird Studios is moving into outdoor and adventure video. The quadcopter is the latest tool we’ve adopted to aid in that pursuit and our other production work. In September of 2013 we ventured into the Ansel Adams Wilderness to test the copter and our own abilities.

Aerial Footage shot with GoPro HD Hero 3 on a DJI Phantom.
Behind the Scenes footage shot with Canon 7D and Sony FS700.
Interviews shot with Panasonic GH1.
Audio recorded with Tascam DR100.

Additional aerial footage shot in Joshua Tree National Park and Texas Canyon.

By | 2016-03-29T05:13:48+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outside in 2013


We are taking many steps in 2014 to build and expand Butcher Bird Studios. One of my goals for awhile has been to move some of our productions into the world of outdoor/adventure sports. I am in the preproduction phase for a couple of such projects at the moment, but it will be some time before there is anything to share. In the meantime, you can get a taste for the sorts of activities I want to highlight by watching my annual GoPro compilation embedded above.

By | 2016-03-29T05:13:58+00:00 January 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lakes and Copters


We have continued to experiment with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter mounted with a GoPro Hero 3 on a Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal (I’m glad I typed that and didn’t have to say it out loud). A few weeks ago, the four of us spent the weekend backpacking through the Ansel Adams Wilderness field-testing the copter along with some other gear. Travis and Shlain each cut together some of the test footage into two videos evoking very different moods.



By | 2016-03-29T10:00:37+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments