Imagine. Create. Inspire.

Wilkin Hanaway
Media Production

Imagine. Create. Inspire.
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So, Who Am I Anyway...?

I’m Wilkin Hanaway, but some call me 'Wilks'. I'm passionate about growth, innovation, creation, and am continually inspired by balance, especially in nature, which I strive to reflect in my life and my work, whether I'm filming with a crew or I'm just a 'one-man-band'. It all began while growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. I discovered my passion for art early on in life, which then developed into an interest in digital media. I remember the first time I got my hands on a camera and tried to create what I imagined but it never seemed good enough... and thus began my journey to continuously find/create authentic and engaging visuals. The first son of two doctors, I was also interested in science and realized that a technical approach and scientific process could be applied creatively in a way that helps artistic expression add functional value through effective engagement.

This awareness inspired me to learn about and try my hand at every position on a crew- from producing to editing and everything in between. I wanted to be able to constructively connect, communicate, and collaborate more effectively with every person, regardless of my role. To do that I knew I had to understand their process and how each piece of the process fits with the whole. So I did.

I audited full classes I hadn't signed up for. I studied film histories from all over the world and began to see the profound impact meaningful media can have. The French New Wave was a particular impactful time to film so I decided to dive into it and learned  how they started a social revolution. I did that while shooting a thesis film and then decided to stay in college an extra year so I could travel to Prague where I learned from some incredible mentors. These teachers actually used film to earn their independence from communism by express unifying sentiments that evaded strict censorship and harsh penalties. The more I

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Producing & Directing

From start to finish, Windy Hill Films helps take you through every step of production, from creating production guides, look books, shot-lists, storyboards, overheads, shot-to-shot schedules, location scouting, and anything else that inevitably comes up during the process. Whether its a film, music video or commercial, Windy Hill Films integrates your ideas with a creative process to ensure your vision comes to life on set.

Creative Films

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Videography & Photography

Imagery that evokes emotion is our goal and at Windy Hill Films we let the story, message, and presence influence how to best capture the moment. Versatility and adaptability is paramount and our planning, experience, gear and perspective helps us capture the authenticity of life, live or rehearsed.
(*FAA Part 107 Certified UAS Pilot)

Editing & Animation

At Windy Hill Films, we understand how important editing and graphics have become in driving engagement. Different project call for different styles of editing, so whether you need an animated logo, a music video, a documentary, an immersive product model, or another wild idea, Windy Hill Films can help!

Commercial Videos

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Windy Hill Films is passionate about structure and creating stories that are congruent, unique, and told in a way that connects complex themes in ways that people can relate to. Whether you're just beginning a script or are looking for an editor, from start to finish or any step along the way, Windy Hill will help you say more with less.

Mentoring & Consulting


The Windy Hill Process

Beauty in Simplicity. Power in Process.

Alignment, Proposal, Agreement

Schedule a free consultation so I can learn more about what you want to create and we can align on vision and how I can help. Then I'll put together a proposal outlining 2-3 options that fit your needs within your budget. Once we agree on the scope of work (SOW) for the project, we'll sign a contract, and you'll receive invoice for a deposit.



Clarity improves everything. Pre-production builds upon initial alignment call(s) for more clarity on everything from the overall message/intention to step by step shooting schedules, including pre-visuals, locations, crew, gear, props, even colors of light, etc.
It's AS IF this step is like adding nutrients to the soil around the seed that is your idea.



Production is when visioning, preparation, and teamwork come together, bringing life to what was once just an idea.


Post-Production & Follow Up.

'Post production generally takes at least 2x the shoot time or 30-60 mins of editing for every minute of finished video. Meetings to align along the way continue to add clarity so minimal changes are needed. 1-2 revisions are generally included within the project scope. Beyond that, let's talk about it.

What're WE Working with?!

Owner & Operator
Cameras & Lenses
  • Sony FS700R w/ Atomos Shogun Inferno Recorder
  • Canon 60d
  • GoPro 4 Black
  • GoPro 3 Black
  • iPhone 8+ w/Filmic Pro
  • Tokina 10-17mm 3.5- 4.5
  • Rokinon 35mm 1.5 Cine
  • Canon 50mm 1.4
  • Rokinon 85mm 1.5 Cine
  • Sigma 70-300mm 4.5
  • 4x4 ND Filter Kit
  • 4x4 Polarizer
  • 3300k Dimmable Tungsten Light Kit (2x 650w, 2x 1000w)
  • 3x Aputure Wireless LED Panels with 95+ CRI
  • 24" x 36" Pro Flag Kit
  • 40" x 40" Diffusion & Reflector w/ Frame
  • 3x C-stands
  • Circular Reflector
  • Sekonic Light Meter
  • Nucleus-M Wireless FIZ Controller System
  • Manfrotto MT055 Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ Miliboo Fluid Head
  • Miliboo Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ Bogen 526 Fluid Ball Head
  • Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • GVM 23" Slider
  • Shoulder Rig
  • 22lb Capacity Easy Rig
  • Ronin Gimbal
  • 8ft Crane
  • Handheld Gimbal for iPhone and GoPro
  • Movi Cinema Robot w/ Moment Lens Kit
  • Sennheiser AVX with MKE2 Pro Lavalier
  • Zoom h6
  • Audio Technica 875R Shotgun Mic
  • Saramonic Lavs (2x)
    w/ Premium Mixer
  • MXL 670 Condenser Mic
  • Rode Videomic
  • 8" KRK Mixing Monitors


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