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.


Review for Shot Pro by Sean D Brown

I want to thank the good people at Shot Pro for allowing me to do this review.

You can find more info about them here. I also want to thank Time and Oak  for this shoot as this was a great chance to plan out a shoot with this app for the review. I will update this blog post with a link to the final video once it’s done.


Subaru Japan- Dentsu

This spring I got to travel to Norway and all around Oregon working on a Subaru campaign for the Japanese agency called Dentsu

They cover about 11% of the global marketshare for ad’s.

I wanted to share a few links to the work I shot for them and the Discovery Channel Japan.


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







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.



NAB results.

Hey Readers,

So first I would like to say I posted a lot of photos to my Facebook page and my Twitter account that you can find up with my links in top right of the main page.

Here is a list of things I loved.

RED– HDMI wireless,new ssd sizes,New Dragon sensor(not sure if I will upgrade or not) and new 9 inch touch screen

Zeiss– New cp.2 Super speeds of the 35 1.5 and 85 1.5 they also have a 50 1.5 but it similar to there 50 1.4  of the cp.1, There ANAMORPHIC LENSES! The new 15 mm cp.2 is great.

Phantoms new smaller 1500 FPS camera looks great.

Wooden Camera shoulder rig and the new Titam shoulder rig for red cameras were great.

The New Cooke I5 lens were great!

Small HD has a new DP7 I love it but hope it cost less when released.

The Sony F65 looks amazing as well.

Letus rigs are great as always.

The Blackmagic 2.5 k Cinema camera was interesting but I don’t like the 2X crop on all the ef mount lens which is all it takes. I do like it shoots RAW to off the shelf media.

I loved Adobe CS6! I would really look at this if you are editing multi formats or cameras.(Speed grade)

G-tech has some new thunderbolt drives so do lacie.

Go pro is updating the Hero 2 to add Log curves and 35MB recording.

Apple will upgrade FCX to add RED support sometime…

I love the new LED lights from(Color temp changing) Kino flo and the new Imara 210 light!! Love them!

I loved meeting all the people that I did and hanging out with people who I don’t get to see that often.


Well I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have or would like to hear more.

Sean D Brown









Updates and NAB

Hello readers,

Just wanted to update everyone as to what I am up to these days. We have started production on an investor package and trailer for our feature film called Eulogy for James,Directed buy Luis Garcia.I also have been working on some commercial and non profit work in the last month or so. Next week I will be attending the 2012 NAB conference in Las Vegas. My RED will be with me but not recoding the event it will be at the Letus Corp Booth showing off the Cinema Rigs with the REDS.

I will be checking out many of the new cameras from Sony Canon and the new Phantom cameras etc. Also many other things that I will come back and write and post photos of. Of course I will be at the reduser party and red booth a lot to see whats coming with the new dragon sensor upgrade and i am sure i will be able to see some footage from it on the new RED Laser 4k projector.

This is going to be quite the summer coming up for filming I can feel it.The summer of 4k!





Nissan Leaf Commercial

So yesterday I shot a Leaf Commercial. It was tons of fun and all sorts of adventures with weather and locations and cars and much more. We have one more shoot day to go to finish the spot but the footage is looking great. We have great crews in Oregon and I have lots of friends that made this all happen. Thanks to all of you.

Here are some screen grabs and BTS from the event.


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