General info
CAMERA OPERATOR
Bozeman, Montana USA
Reid Morth is an advertising and exploration focused camera operator with over a decade of off the grid experience in both film and photo. Accustomed to lengthy days in the field, selfless travel itineraries and extreme environmental conditions ranging from the sweltering heat of the Amazon jungle or below freezing conditions in the mountains of Alaska. With a solution-oriented mindset and tenacious work ethic clients have counted on their ideas, stories and brand messages to be told through his lens.   

Certifications: 
FAA Part 107: Remote Pilot Certified 
PADI Advanced Scuba Certified 

Skills: 
Photo Journalism 
Cinematography 
Studio Lighting 
Media Management
Sony Camera Systems 
RED Camera Systems 
Aerial Camera Operation   
Underwater Camera Operation
Organization
Backcountry Travel
Adobe Lightroom / Premiere Pro / Design Suite

Select Clientele:
National Geographic, Wildlife Conservation Society, Adventure Scientist for Conservation, History Channel, ESPN, Red Bull, LEGO, Polaris, Playboy, Boulder Boat Works, Sig Sauer, U.S. Department of Defense, Arthur M. Blank Foundation, American Prairie Reserve, Azerbaijan Ministry of Tourism, Greater Yellowstone Coalition.   

@morth_photo // www.morthphotography.com
Experience
- Jan 2019
Gaffer
Worked as gaffer for studio visuals filmed in the Montana PBS studio.

Summary: "It affects every aspect of our lives from the moment we are born, to the food we eat, the cars we drive, and the medicines we take. This object has helped send men to the moon, and satellites into space. It is an object unlike any other, the last of its kind. A literal constant in an ever-changing world, and the weight by which all others are measured. But, in 2018 all this will change. This remarkable object will be resigned to history. It will be redefined. This is the story of how it came to be, how it came to pass, and what the future holds. This is the story of The Last Artifact."
Oct 2018
Director of Photography
Director of Photography for a brand anthem video for Boulder Boat Works.

Summary: "Our drift boats combine tireless man-hours of woodworking love with the technology of advanced plastics to create works of art that are hardy, durable, and guaranteed for life."
Jun 2018
Aerials // Digital Tech.
Aerial still imagery and media management for a small crew.  

Summary: 2019 Polaris Razor | There are no shortcuts to victory, and we never settle for second best. Fueled by relentless innovation, RZR® is the ultimate combination of Power, Suspension & Agility. Our vehicles defy reason and are designed to dominate every type of off-road terrain. From trail and desert shredding to duning, rock crawling and mudding, RZR does it all with industry leading capability.
Jun 2018
Photographer
Photographer for summer and fall photography campaigns highlighting activities on the American Prairie Reserve. 

Summary: "The Great Plains is a landscape that has been valued by humans for centuries, from the Native Americans who inhabited it to the artists, explorers and fur trappers who marveled at its wildlife bounty. Since the 19th century, a variety of efforts have been undertaken to ensure that America’s Great Plains remains intact for future generations." 
Feb 2018
Digital Tech // Photographer // Gaffer
Digital Tech and Gaffer for Drew Stoecklein Photography.  Second Shooter / Gaffer for fitness campaign. Art Direction by uniteddsn. 

Summary: "SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and airguns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose SIG"
Dec 2017
Camera Assistant
Camera assistant for a mid-winter shoot featuring Yaks. Shot on RED Camera systems.  

Summary: Ep. 10. The Bold and the Brutal - Honey badgers don't care, but Russell's vipers, triggerfish, macaques, yaks and blue-ringed octopuses nearly match their daunting reputation. Showrunner Productions - 2018

Jul 2017
Aerials // Camera Assistant
Flew aerials and worked as a camera assistant. Shot on RED Camera systems.

Summary: Rebecca Rusch, also known as “The Queen of Pain,” has been an athlete her entire life. Most recently, at the age of 38, she became a professional ultra-endurance mountain biker. In 2015, Rebecca retraced the entire length of the Ho Chi Minh trail. With her riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, they pedaled a grueling 1,200 miles to locate where Rebecca’s father’s plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. The journey became the focus of Rebecca’s documentary “Blood Road.” It was the most physically trying ride of Rebecca’s life and it became the catalyst for Rebecca using her bicycle as a tool for change.
Jul 2017
DP // Editor
Director of Photography for a short film about a couple's summer road trip. Shot on RED Camera systems. 

Summary: "Most of us have heard Montana referred to as Big Sky Country—now you know why. Full of adventure, geographic diversity, and views so beautiful they look fake, this is the perfect place to take a romantic road trip. Between the river kayaking, fly fishing, horseback riding, sculpture parks, high mountain passes, and live music, you’ll never be looking for something to do—it practically finds you, waiting around every highway turn. Go get lost beyond the park." | Produced by Matador Network - Yellowstone Country, USA 
Apr 2017
Aerials - Aerial Thermal Cam // 2nd Cam Op.
Flew the first successful aerial drone flights above the Boiling River of the Amazon Jungle, Peru for a National Geographic and LEGO media collaboration for the launch of LEGO City Jungle Explorers Products and Sets.  

Summary: "Here's your chance to compare a real-life jungle explorer with the LEGO City Jungle Explorers. Are the LEGO minifigures up for the challenge?"  
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Photographer // Aerials // 2nd Cam Op.
Captured aerial and ground shots of Greater Yellowstone Coalition's, Cycle Greater Yellowstone bike ride for the pre-ride and event. 

Summary: "This is one of the most outstanding bike tours on the planet. Spectacular scenery, with support and amenities like an all-inclusive resort. More food than you can probably eat, top tier camping spots, live entertainment every night, hot showers. A thousand-plus fellow travelers to ride, hoist a beverage and share stories with. A series of welcoming host towns vying to be your favorite new place. And all of this in one of the most rugged and beautiful places on Earth." - Greater Yellowstone Coalition. 
Sep 2015
Aerials // Camera Assistant
Flew aerials and worked as a camera assistant during a multi-day backcountry production. Shot on Sony & RED Camera systems.  

Summary: Running Wild | In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area: a wolverine. This elusive creature hadn’t been spotted here for nearly 40 years. This one photograph set in motion a massive undertaking to find if these badasses of the animal kingdom were setting up shop here for good. Under the guidance of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, ultrarunners took to the mountains setting up and checking camera traps around the ecosystem in search of more photographic evidence. The result? A comprehensive survey of wildlife in the range and a model for citizen science projects everywhere - Danny Schmidt Films.  

Official Selection, Mountainfilm 2016
Official Selection, Fresh Coast Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Shift JH Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2017

In Partnership with National Geographic and Adventure Scientists 
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Social Media Management // Still Image Color Correction
Cataloged and organized social media images / Color corrected movie stills and the Unbranded BTS Book [178pgs.] 

Summary: UnBranded the Movie | Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet that is equally indescribable and unforgiving. Directed by Phillip Baribeau.  
Sep 2015
DP // Editor
Director of Photography and Editor for a brand anthem video. Filmed on Sony & RED Camera systems.  

Summary: The Montana Wilderness School provides empowering expeditionary wilderness courses to youth that foster personal growth and cultivate a conservation ethic through connecting with remote landscapes and wild places. Through challenging and empowering experiences on their courses, youth will develop a deeper connection to the natural world, and will return to their communities as more skilled, confident, and compassionate leaders.
Aug 2015
Aerials // Cam Op.
Flew aerials and worked as a camera operator for a doc-style film about bank history. Shot on Sony camera systems. 

Summary: In 2015, First Interstate Bank celebrated the 25th anniversary of the First Interstate Bank System Foundation. The Foundation's story is a rich part of the banks history, albeit one that doesn't get shared that often - Wild Vision Films
Mar 2014
Photographer
Creating photographs that showcase hairstyles by the stylists at Theory Hair Salon for entry into Goldwell's global Color Zoom competition. 

USA Gold Finalist for Goldwell Colorzoom // 2014 Photo
USA Semi-Finalist for Goldwell Colorzoom // 2014 Photo
USA Semi-Finalist for Goldwell Colorzoom // 2014 Photo
Mar 2013
2nd Cam Op. // Timelapse Cam
2nd Cam Op. for Implement Production's short film to promote Azerbaijan culture and tourism. 
Apr 2012
Photographer
Photographer for People Films during their time filming "Pretty Wise" in the backcountry of SW Montana. 

Summary:  People Films is proud to bring you a whole new group of riders for our 2012 film Pretty Wise, featuring the natural talents of 11 new rising stars and 3 veterans that will no doubt be leaving their indelible impression on the world of snowboarding.