Motion Reel

Ian Shive has pioneered the convergence of still photography with motion and filmmaking. Working on a Canon 5D Mark II, Ian shoots footage that is state-of-the-art in quality and storytelling. When you work with Ian, you are tapping into a knowledge base that is more than just pretty pictures, but also includes extensive experience in the motion picture industry . Ian regularly works with some of the best editors, composers, producers, special effects and graphics houses in the world. He is the founder of two start-up multimedia production companies and currently the CEO and founder of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. which represents over 200 photographers around the world that are shooting both stills and motion. Below are a sample of projects which Ian was involved as a producer and cinematographer. Most recently, Ian completed an extensive shoot for The Nature Conservancy that required in-field photography and portraits as well as on-camera, filmed interviews. The final product will appear as an iPad magazine app.

A montage of footage shot around the world. Produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. Edited by Ian Maliniak. Music by M83.


On this project, Ian not only appeared in the film, but also produced the episode and contributed to the filming.


On this particular project, Ian shot both stills and video. Ian worked to match the stills to the video as much as possible so that when they appear in layout (on an iPad) they would have a consistent look and feel.

You can also see a sample of Ian’s motion clips that are available for license through Tandem here.