Thanks for the great year 2011.

Hello readers,

This has been quite the year for me. I have directed several shot promos,was cinematographer or camera opp on many short films and one feature, and have had a great time filling in many many other production rolls. I got to meet a lot of great people this year who I will work with on some great projects next year. Friendships & business continues to grow. From good work and great clients I have earned enough to move my gear list to where I have been trying to get to for the past two years. I have bought a red camera the New 5k stills and 4k motion Scarlet X camera. This year, and its going to help me tell a lot of amazing stories.

One thing I enjoy a lot is being able to still offer great rates on my DSLR packages and lighting kits. Being an indy filmmaker, I understand low budgets and the need to stretch a 5k budget as much as we can. I look forward to the fair treatment of all crew and casts in the new year and all artist earning a livable wage. We may not all be scientists but we do make a difference in peoples lives one way or another. One of my favorite places to be is on a movie set, it’s like going home for me.. Each time I join a project I look forward to going home..

 

See you all at home next year.

Sean D Brown

Pre-Production

So  I am going into pre-production on a few projects that will mostly be shooting in 2012. One is a TV-Show that I will be on the camera crew for, and am very excited for. The project sounds like a great show with a great crew. I will have to shoot in Washington which is an adventure on it’s own. The 2nd project should be shooting just after this one is done, but we are in the planning stages now. I have had the chance to see the script in it’s current form and I love it and love where it’s going. This film is going to be great! I will keep my readers up to speed as much as I can as there projects go forward. You can follow my twitter on my page here if you look up for the icon or down on my main page in the left hand comer. @Seanbrown117 is my feed. I will post photos from the set if I am allowed and BTS blog posts if I am allowed. There are a few other projects that I heard about in Portland that I would love to be on as well just need to see when they are filming and what they might need on set.

 

My RED Scarlet is on its way this month I believe and I hope I have time to get it some use. We will be using it to film this film I talked about earler and many other amazing projects.

Well thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates.
Sean D Brown

 

Article about Sean D Brown

We just got a great write up in a local Oregon Business website.

Check it out here.

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Sean D Brown

Update

It’s been a while since I made a blog post, so here is an update. I am working with Todd Freeman on the Portland Actors Showcase, as his camera opp on the Red One. This week I will be the Gaffer on a short film called

“The Dangerous Adventures of Leroy Thomas!” being shot in LA and Salem, Oregon. I have been working on a big video project in Corvallis Allied Waste over the last few months. Things are going well.

Hope to post more as things come around. I will post some everyday if I can about how I am doing the lighting on the film in Salem.

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

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.

Supporting your community and the children

Well I just came back from a fundraiser breakfast where the video I shot got some good reviews. It was a heart warming morning and I heard some great speeches. I can’t stress enough how important it is to support Non-Profits and the children of your community. I had a great time working with Laureen and everyone at the Boys and Girls Club and I hope this video helps to raise the much needed funds.

Stay tuned for my Jackson Street Youth Shelter video in the next few weeks.

Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis

Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis Ver.2

Enjoy.

Sean

Recent Projects

Hello Readers,

Just wanted to give you an update on what I am up to.

I just finished my edits on the Boys & Girls Club Video & my Jackson Street Youth Shelter Albany House video.  I hope both of these Non-Profit fund raising videos do their jobs. Please help support if you can.

This last Thursday and Friday I went to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast to shoot a hotel video. Had a great time with my friend Eric and we shot some great footage.

I have a new project that I am slowly working on called Vignettes of Interesting Women. I hope to see that project take off soon. Stay tuned for a Kickstarter on this and you can find out how to help out on the project.

And I will leave you will a few photos. BTS:

Working with Non-Profits, tipping the scales in their favor.

Sean D Brown Cinematography has been doing a lot of work for Non-Profits over the last year. A few of the jobs are to create fund-raising videos, so that these amazing programs can continue.  I’m all for supporting these organizations! On the reverse side, they usually don’t have a budget to pay for a video to make them money.  Well, money isn’t everything! It’s good to keep that in mind in your business ventures.

Right now I am making a video with the Madison Ave Collective where I’m a member, and we are doing this fund-raising video for the Jackson St. Youth Shelter to open a house for the youth in Albany.  (Side note) If you can help donate to this cause or any other listed in this blog that would be great. Today we had a shoot and the stories the kids told where amazing. They had quite the hard life and have had to overcome a lot to be where they are now.

Here is a still frame from today’s shoot.

Another Non-Profit I’m making a video for it the Corvallis Boys & Girls Club.

I visited their building to scout the location and it is quite a nice facility. The kids that attend this club have a lot of opportunity. Again, supporting them is important to make sure they can continue the great services they offer the community.

They can’t pay much for these videos but I’m still going to put my heart and passion into them, because I believe in helping people who give back to the community.

Hope you can go out and give back to the people who have helped you in life. In this case the B&G and JSYS did not help me directly in my life but they help lots of kids here in Corvallis, and I hope to help them to keep helping others for years to come.

Thanks for reading,
Sean D Brown

Edit: A list of a few more Non-Profits I have worked with and need support.

CASA Corvallis

Freshwaters Illustrated

Corvallis Youth Symphony

Conservation Biology Institute