The Giving Tree Short Film

Back in Summer of 2014 I had the magical experience of filming a short film, which was based upon Shel Silverstein’s book,    “The Giving Tree,”

The film is directed by Brian Brose, produced by Chris Buchal, and I was the Cinematographer. Harrisen Howes was AC/Stedicam Opp for a few shots and the film was beautifully color graded by Jordan Snider.  We all came together to bring Shel Silverstein’s book to life with fresh eyes.  It turned out many other talented people shared the same vision and worked on this movie.

We had a great cast of Greg James, Brady James ( his son), Janet Day Brelje, Dennis Fitzpatrick, Jessica Lynn Skinner and David Koshuba.

 

WebThe shoot was completed quickly over the course of a weekend during beautiful Portland summer days. If I recall it was shot on the Red Scarlet with Canon Cinema Primes.  Brian wanted to capture the feeling of being in love, which we discussed as bright beautiful, and flowing with tender grace.  The sparkling eyes of childhood, would pop with saturated colors, and vibrant contrast.

Attached above is a look at the first scene in the movie, when the boy was still young and in love with the Tree. We wanted this scene to be the most vivid color wise in the whole film and really speak to what it feels to be young and in love.

Stay tuned for more scenes from the movie as we gear up towards the release of the short.

Thanks for reading.

Sean

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

 

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

 

Front Page News

Here is a link to the front page of Feb 19th,2012 paper. Enjoy: GT Front Page

Updates

Hey everyone,

Here are some updates of what I have been up to.

I worked on a few TLC shows, Shot a TV spot for Downtown Portland with North.Shooting a music video for a Seattle band called The Classic Crime.

Got some new gear in including  Rokinon Cine 35mm T1.5 – Canon EF. Nice to have some new fast cine glass.

Working on a few more projects but will fill you all in when I have more to say 🙂

Thanks for reading.

Sean D Brown

Eulogy for James

So this last month I set off on a journey of life changing events. One of them was working with a new feature film called Eulogy for James directed by Luis Garcia of Portland,Oregon. Its based on a true story about his life. You can find some info on this project here:EFJ  and some screen-grabs here:Sean D Brown

 

Thanks

Sean

 

OK GO Live Concert Video

Here is the live concert video from the OSU Flat Tail Festival… May not be appropriate for all ages.

Filmed by Sean Brown & Eric Buist. Edited by Sean Brown
I will post an interview from the event soon.

OK GO Live

Ok Go

Tonight was a great shoot. I went to the OSU Flat Tail Fest, where Ok Go was playing. I was lucky enough to get to film them for this leg of the tour and had a blast. My friend Eric helped out and did a great job. Thanks Eric! I was able to hang with the band after and get some interview footage for a sweet video. Stay tuned to find out where and when it will be posted.

Thanks for reading, I will post some more of my three days spent in smith rock on the ground and in the air soon.

Sean

Photo by Eric Buist

Give and take a project worth funding

In previous blog posts, I have talked about the importance of supporting local non-profits. I have recently completed a Boys and Girls club video and a video for the Jackson Street Youth Shelter.  Both organizations help young people with providing a safe environment for them to interact with each other.

Working for these non-profits has brought me a lot of joy and insight into the lives of these children. My new project “Vignettes of Interesting Women” is a film comprised of many short films about a wide range of true stories. A few of these stories have to deal with childhood abuse.  Making this film and being able to share these powerful stories will help to shed the light on some of these topics and might just give some closure to the authors who shared them with my wife and me.

You can help fund this project thought my kickstarter campaign. We need all the support we can get. The community has supported the causes that really need it. I believe this film talks about poignant, relevant topics and will be a valuable asset to the community at large.

Thanks for your support.

Sean D Brown  & Wendy Peterman

Vignettes of Interesting Women

Today we had a shoot at Live Well Studio for our Kickstarter trailer for Vignettes of Interesting Women.  We shot on the RED One, amazing 4k resolution camera. I had some great help from Eric Buist and Carlos Zuniga. The pictures from the event are from Carlos, and Eric is the best AC in Corvallis.

For this project I asked women to send me stories about anything they would like and we were going to turn them into something we can film. I got asked a lot about what type of story I was looking for. My answer was it can be anything. My official statement was this.

So, an idea, not necessarily THE idea, but an idea, inspired by my wife (yay!):

“Vignettes of Interesting Women.” It’s an art film. About women. What I’d love is to have women write stories, memories, impressions of their lives and send them to me. They can be real or inspired by something real. They can be deep, passionate, sad, happy, mundane, goofy…whatever. I’d just like to make a film of glimpses into the lives, minds and hearts of women. I realize this might be asking something personal or sensitive. I promise to handle it with tender love and care and the thoughtful advice of my wife. I will make dramatic interpretations of the stories, so they may not be exactly biographical (unless you specifically state that you want the facts out there, and then I’ll be very true to your story). So, if you’re willing to put a thought, story, memory or idea out there to the world, I would love to consider it for a scene in this film of snippets from the inner lives of women of all ages and backgrounds. Every submission will be kept confidential, and I won’t use your material without express written permission.

So I got some pretty powerful stories and some great ideas came from them. We are going on quite the journey to tell these amazing and very interesting stories.  So I hope that you can stay tuned to the blog and look for updates as they come. I will be working on the trailer and our kickstarter page to help raise funds for the project. I would really like to be able to raise enough to tell the world about the lives of these amazing women.

Thanks for reading.

Sean D Brown

One quick screen grab from the shoot today.