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
• Aerial photography
• Live Encoding
• Grip & Electric
• Lighting Cinematography – DoP
• Location Sound Recording
I have been in the industry since 2008.