Stephen R. Powell

Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller 
A filmmaker, photojournalist, and avid explorer, Stephen is driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and tell the stories beneath the surface. He infuses his passion for adventure into his work around humanitarian issues, bringing new perspectives that help change the public conservation.

Elmwood Media LLC.  is a full-service media and content production company offering concept development and project management to a wide range of clients. We work with media industry professionals who are looking for specific services as well as with organizations of all sizes and varieties that rely on us to build their film or video from the ground up -from concept to completion.`

More simply put, we make videos, lots of them for clients here in Buffalo and all over the world. If you need overall video production services, camera crews, or documentary and TV show crews, post production (editing) we can provide what you need.

Because the creative core of the company and the principals are the same, we are personally connected to each project. We offer a professional continuity for our clients that larger companies with high staff turnover and junior staff cannot provide.


Telling Your Story 

We focus on creating world-class projects that help open new markets from Main Street to Madrid. In addition to our technical expertise with the tools of film and video, we have years of experience in retail, international acquisitions, and distribution, and we are eager to help you position, develop, and brand your organization or product. We’ll show you how to take an idea and maximize its potential as a revenue stream.


The Right Tools for the Job

Depending on your needs, we can shoot in HD, 2K up to 240FPS, 4K up to 60FPS, and 5.7K RAW. We keep up with the latest developments in video, packaging, web deliverable, and production technology, so we’re always on the lookout for new technical advances that will fit your specific situation. We are now able to offer true infra-red spectrum filming (FLIR upon request) .


Global Reach

Not only do we offer video production in Buffalo and Rochester, we routinely travel far and wide for out clients. Our location list includes shoots in North America, South America, Southeast Asia (Thailand, China), Africa, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

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