Griffin Hammond: Filmmaker Extraordinaire
Griffin Hammond Filmmaker Alaska Project
This past week I had a chance to meet a special young man, Griffin Hammond, filmmaker extraordinaire. Griffin joined me in Alaska for a Panasonic project to film brown bears. You can see a sneak peek of us discussing our time in the field in Griffin’s weekly podcast below.
Sriracha Puts Griffin on the Map
Griffin is in his early 30’s but you would never know it. His work for Bloomberg TV covering the 2016 presidential election gave him a huge platform to tell short stories of interest. He was side by side with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the pack. The film that got him the Bloomberg gig was an artsy little movie titled simply Sriracha. Yes, the same Sriracha known for the red squeeze bottle, burn your mouth to the ground, fiery red hot sauce that’s taken on a cult following. You can watch that below.
Hand Cut Showcases the Lumix GH5
I came to know Griffin through my connection with Panasonic. Griffin shot the promotional video titled Hand Cut, an elegant commissioned piece to show the exceptional capabilities of the new Lumix GH5. This unique film helped solidify the GH5 as the go-to video tool for Indie filmmakers.
For those interested in learning more about shooting video with small cameras that don’t require a large budget, you can learn a lot from Griffin Hammond on his website.