New Clients including Intel, Wacom,and Major League Soccer.

I am proud to add Intel, Major League Soccer MLS and Wacom to my list of companies I have shot for.

This summer is going well and looking forward to even more excitement and fun projects coming up.

Up ward and on ward!

Sean

Red Epic Portland Rentals

Red Epic rentals for the Portland area are available as well as my canon CNE Cinema lens.
Write me for rates at sean@seandbrown.com

The lens for rent that I own are the 24,35,50 and 85 mm Cinema lens all above 1.5 T stop.

The Red Epic has a Canon Mount for all canon lens.

Longer rentals will come with discounted rates.

Cinema Primes

My set is filling out on my primes. Below is what I currently have available.
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Scarlet to EPIC Dragon.

Well everyone it’s time to upgrade. I am on the path now to Epic X Dragon. I am upgrading my scarlet to Epic and then to Dragon once I am able to.
Looking forward to the increased RES and Frame rates.

Fun in New York.

Here is a sneak peek at some fun times in NY.

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Cinemagraphs

Testing a few new things, one of them is Cinemagraphs.

Enjoy.

Sean

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Web series

So this last month has been pretty busy for me. I got the chance to shoot for Columbia Sportswear, X Box. A national TV Show, and now a Web Series that is taking me to India.

Made some new investments in Cinema Glass and happy with the quality and caliber of the work that’s coming in.

Looking forward to great projects in 2014.

Sean D Brown

 

Music Video Break Down. C100 and Ninja2

Today’s blog will be focused on break down of visual tone and style in a recent music video.
I shot a music video for a local Canby,Oregon Band and didn’t have much time to put into prep, but did have a few things I could control.
I was bringing my friend Bailey out to act in this video so I could control the wardrobe she wore and I also had some control or choice in the locations. We shot in a forest area and in a Dahlia field. In this field I was able to chose different color rows of flowers to put the subjects in, to fit the story lines.

Our story and song was about breaking up in a relationship, most of us have had this at one point in our lives. I wanted a strong contrast between the dark song lyrics and the strong emotions coming from the band and the beauty of the flower field. For all the band parts we had the lead singer in a Black dress. For all the flower scenes we had her in a White dress with black accents. For the apposing character the “soon to be Ex girlfriend” played by Bailey we had her in a Black dress with White accents. I think it works great.

In this image below we have the Girlfriend(Actress) and the boyfriend Band member(Camron) in the field. I gave them a back story of meeting in this field where they first met in order to try to give the relationship one last try. We placed them in RED flowers to show love and also to show fire for hate.

On to the images from the last scene. We had a lot of visual contrast going on in this scene. We had the White Vs Black Dress of the Girls. We had the White Field of Flowers VS the Black on the Main Character (Camron) and the visual contrast between the White Dress girl and black dressed man. Also the jib up to separate the old and new girls with a pan down to leave us with the new couple.

Over all we did what we could to visually tell this story as best we could with what we had on the day. It was a fun shoot and looking forward to sharing what we got.

Thanks to Chris Mead and Tim Jankowsi for helping on the shoot and Chris for Producing it.

Sean D Brown

The lock down. What goes into it, and why it’s not just pressing record

Hello everyone,

A new spot that I shot for North in Portland is airing all over the web and TV. It’s getting a lot of attention due to the nature of the spot. Healthcare in Oregon.

Here is the spot:

 

So lets look at what went into creating a “Lock down” spot like this one.

For the tech people I will just give you a list of gear that I used to shoot this spot.

Gear List

Red Scarlet X 4kHD 6:1

Canon Cine Primes 24,50,85 Arri FF

True ND Filters, .3-1.5

2 12X12 with Silks   1 8×8 Ultra Bounce    4×4 diffs   1 4k HMI

 

So we got to set around 5-5:30 am. It was a overcast day with sun shine expected around noon. We were going to be shooting till around 3 pm or so.

I knew we would be getting our first shot around 8:30 and that at the time the sun would be just over some trees shining right on the subject straight on. We were lucky to have some nice cloud cover to give us a even light but it was very flat. I knew that would happen as we scouted the location a few days before. So I had the crew set up a 12X12 to help fill in the stage left side of the actors, as the sun was moving to stage right over time. We also had the 4k HMI on stage left side with a 4X4 Diff in front to help take some of the punch out.

As you can see we were going for the community theater look and feel for this spot and the director and I talked about lighting it like we were at the theater, if we can have hints of that. So the 4k also helped to at as my spot light for Laura. 

Next once the lighting was dialed in I had to deal with the increase in suns intensity as the clouds were shifting away. So we used the True ND filters in front of the lens to have matching looks and feels through the spots and time it took to film them. They are wonderful filters for the RED cameras as they deal with IR issues also. They were on loan from Bandpro! Thanks guys. Using ND outside is a must in these types of shoots. Not only did it let me keep my shooting f stop that I wanted but it allowed me to also with my background sky and keep the exposure level of the whole scene right where I wanted it.

After lunch we shot the 2nd spot.The sun had come out so we lost the 4k and set up a 12X12 white griff and used that as a big bounce source to even the fill side of the talent. It worked but we got lucky with some cloud cover that I liked much better and shot around the sun.

So over all a lot goes into a locked off shot on the behind the scene of it. The director and the production team did a wonderful job putting together all the events that take place on screen the talents were great and the set was a blast to be on. Thanks for checking this out and thanks again to Cover Oregon and North for having me aboard.

Sean D Brown

 

 

 

 

Downtown Portland Office

Well, I got a new downtown Portland Office location now with lots of space and creative people to be around. 123 NW 2nd Street Portland Oregon is the new Location.

Write me an email and come check out the space.

Sean