Steve Hyde

Seattle, Washington


About Me


Steve Hyde is an Emmy® award nominated cinematographer (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 (NMAI) directed by Firelight® Fellow 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 EVERGREEN: the road to legalization (2013) and SPAWNING GROUNDS (2020) both by Emmy® award winning director Nils Cowan. SKATE DREAMS (2021) by Peabody® award winning director Jessica Edwards. And as the Super 8 Cinematographer on the Platinum hit music video by Grammy® award winner Macklemore “GOOD OLD DAYS”

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 and social change. He also shares technical knowledge by teaching pop-up cinematography workshops.

Steve Hyde Films LLC is a small company dedicated to below the line production activities and equipment rentals. The company is built on collaboration with production companies and freelance artists in the greater Seattle area and throughout America West. The company is needs-focused and solution-agnostic specializing in custom approaches to video production with emphasis on:

• Documentary interviews

• Steadicam

• Aerial photography


• Multicam

• Live Encoding

• Grip & Electric

• Lighting Cinematography – DoP

• Location Sound Recording

I have been in the industry since 2008.

We Could Have Been Street Kids
Added on 9/12/2017
This story is about Liya Rubio's work at the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, a neighborhood cultural center in the heart of Rainier Beach. As a child growing up in rural Ethiopia, Liya lost her mother to AIDS and was left to care for her younger brother alone. Liya and her brother were adopted by a family in Port Townsend, Washington in the 1990s. Liya is now helping other immigrants adapt and thrive in unfamiliar surroundings. This story reveals an inside perspective on a non-profit community center in Seattle.


Director of Photography – Why We Serve

July, 2019 — October, 2020
Short Film – Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Director of Photography – The One Thing That Changed This Registered Dietitian's Health — And Social Life

October, 2018 — October, 2018
Commercial – Mind Body Green

Producer – The One Thing That Changed This Registered Dietitian's Health — And Social Life

October, 2018 — October, 2018
Commercial – Mind Body Green

Kodak Film / Super 8 operator – Macklemoore / Gimini video series

September, 2017 — September, 2017
Music Video – Bendo LLC

Director of Photography – iVote Campaign 2017

June, 2017 — November, 2017
Online – King County Elections / Seattle Foundation

Director of Photography – King Street Station Art Space

May, 2017 — May, 2017
Online – Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Producer – Microsoft Aurora

April, 2017 — July, 2017
Corporate – Audienz

Director of Photography – Changing the Narrative with Shaline Woodley

January, 2017 — January, 2017
Online – Longhouse Media

Producer / Cinematographer – Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington State

April, 2012 — May, 2013
Television – First Run Features / Netflix

Work with Steve Hyde

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