Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking: Advocates for Female Filmmakers

One of the many educational programs produced by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking is the Summer Reel Camp. Here, a student learns animation techniques.

By Albert Lanier

Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow, Angelina Jolie. Mention those three names to any random group of persons and many individuals would perhaps recognize only Jolie from that brief list …Read more…

Cutting Edge Stunt Studio Comes to Hawaii Island

By Ryan Frost

Things are changing on Hawaii Island and the infrastructure is dramatically shifting to cater to the film industry in new ways. One of the latest additions to the island is Dakine Action Design Studio, the brainchild of professional stuntman and new Hawaii Island resident, Adrian Hein.


Maui Provides Opportunities for Extraordinary Production Content

Sam Small (center) supervising a production at the Andaz Hotel in Maui. Photo by Erik Aeder

By Sam Small Guest Columnist

Maui continues to blossom as a venue for world-class educational workshops providing excellent content for multi-camera, live-switched tele-productions that are distributed internationally over the web.

Small Wonder Video Services has been honored to …Read more…

Indie Beat: Ride the Thunder Transitions from Book to Film

Ride the Thunder filming a prisoner of war scene at Kualoa Ranch.

By Tim Ryan Executive Editor It’s not about money, fame or headlines for author-turned-film producer Rich Botkin.

“No, it’s about passion for the truth, to tell the real story about the Vietnam War,” he said on the set of his Ride the …Read more…

Cinematography Reaches New Heights

When Hawaii Film & Video Magazine wanted to find out more about the use of drones for aerial filming, we talked to Sue Yee Duong with Blue Sky Aerial Solutions. Read on to learn more about this new tool making waves in the industry.

We have heard conflicting reports on the use of drones …Read more…

Talking Bugs and Beasts with Hawaii Animal Wranglers

Steven Lee Montgomery used an Orb Weaver spider for the ABC series Lost.

By Tim Ryan Executive Editor

When feature film or television productions want exciting, beautiful, ugly, terrifying or rare insects, animals and plants, they go to Steven Lee Montgomery, Ph.D., and Anita Manning at their Waipahu home.

For nearly 30 years the …Read more…