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Matt Jenkins, Filmmaker / Photographer


Cliffcolor Studio partners with individuals, brands, and organizations to create custom photo and video content for editorial, commercial, and educational platforms. We are a full-service media company specializing in documentary film production and environmental & adventure photography. Our mission is to professionally and artistically capture and share stories in order to help audiences connect with each other, nature, adventure, and exploration. Cliffcolor offers individualized services to clients who have a need for rope access, expedition-length productions, and aerial cinematography.  


Cliffcolor Studio was founded by Matt Jenkins and Elyssa Shalla following a winter spent traversing the length of the Grand Canyon by foot. Through film, photography, narrative, and design, Cliffcolor Studio creates visual media that explores human relationships with global landscapes, public lands, and preservation. Inspired by adventure and challenge, Cliffcolor Studio focuses on human-powered travel such as climbing, trail running, thru-hiking and packrafting to shape these narratives. They have worked on media projects for the National Park Service, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Himalayan Adventure Labs, and Wide Open Vistas. 

“A partnership with Cliffcolor Studio offers our collaborators a skilled team committed to creating custom, original, and artistic media defined by the intersection of story, place, and spirit.”


What are Cliffcolor Studio’s basic services for editorial and commercial clients?

Up to 4k video production; up to 8k photography and timelapse; storyboarding with consultation; concepting and branding for campaigns; audio production and music licensing; cinematic lighting for interviews and basic scenes; use of drones, sliders, gimbals, and other in-house equipment; basic high-angle rope access; and post-production.

What additional services can Cliffcolor Studio provide?

5k, 6k, and 8k video workflows; specialized video equipment; multi-day timelapses; extended narrative work or complex scripting; original music or score; complex lighting and scene design; motion graphics; development of brand materials such as logos; props and supplies.

What kind of equipment does Cliffcolor Studio utilize?

Cliffcolor Studio utilizes Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses, Sony cinema cameras and lenses, HIVE Lighting, Kessler and Manfrotto stabilizers, DJI drones and gimbals, and professional audio gear from Sound Devices, Neumann, Sennheiser, and Rode. 


Elyssa Shalla, Content / Design


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