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Hi, I'm Sean.  Nerdy for all things filmmaking, super nerdy for color.

I've been trusted to put the finishing touches on projects ranging from Star Wars, stimulating documentaries, inspiring indie features and high end internet cat videos.  In my decade of color grading I've been able to collaborate with academy-award-winning directors, legendary VFX supervisors and the next generation of filmmakers.  My tools include Digital Vision's Nucoda, DaVinci Resolve and copious amounts of caffeine.  I've been interviewed by American Cinematographer and consult on post-production workflows. In my spare time I host a "Workshop Wednesday" filmmaking meetup and wear additional hats on projects via my production company, swells studio.

Let's work on something together:
swellssays@gmail.com

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LATEST WORK

 

SOME FOLKS I WORK WITH


A FEW Kind Words:

Sean is a person I hope I am lucky enough to work with for the rest of my career. He’s got the technical and aesthetic skills to be helpful in so many situations. He is capable of making both animated and live action footage look light-years better than the original. Sean is a brilliant collaborator and an extraordinary teammate
— Trish Brunner / Producer @ Lucasfilm
Sean is extraordinarily talented at the art of color timing. Not only does he amaze you by taking something that is already beautiful and making it gorgeous, he will also (and perhaps more importantly) take something that looks terrible and STILL make it gorgeous! He not only improves the aesthetic look of the imagery, but he also looks for ways to focus the viewer’s attention toward elements of the frame (or distract focus) that enhance the storytelling clarity. He also happens to be a great guy with the best beard in show biz!
— TODD GRIMES / Writer + Director @ Warner Bros.
Sean has continuously proven his technical and aesthetic skills. He is proactive about making deadlines and always makes an effort to understand the full process and the bigger picture behind what he does. I have seen him learn very complex technical processes with ease, and always approach it with a positive mindset. His overall excitement for filmmaking is an inspiration to those around him, and he is seen as a role model among his peers
— Gabrielle Levenson / Production Manager @ Lucasfilm
If I had one word to sum up what Sean brings to a project, it’d be “magic.” However, since I can use many words here, I will say that I whole-heartedly recommend Sean as a technician, a collaborator, an artist and an all-around great person. Sean has an infectious enthusiasm when he works on a project, and his creative insight is informed and supported by his technical expertise. In my past work with Sean, I have always felt satisfied with the finished product and thankful for his contributions.
— Jordan Stephens / Writer + Director

 

SELECT PROJECTS:
 

Agent 327 // Animated Short FIlm
FROLIC n' MAE // Short FIlm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens // Promo & BONUS FEATURES
Star Wars: Rogue One // Teaser Trailer & Promo materials
Star Wars: Rebels // Television Series (44 episodes)
Lil' Dicky - "Save Dat Money" // Music Video
KIM SWIMS // DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
A Morning Light // Narrative Feature
Slumlord // Narrative Feature
Lil' Dicky - "Classic Male Pregame" // Music Video
Cat Man Goes To Japan // Documentary Film
Strange Magic // Animated Feature Film
Follow The Camera // Short Film
Lil' Dicky - "Lemme Freak" // Music Video
Class Dismissed // Documentary Feature Film
Scouts Honor // Documentary Feature Film
SXSW 2014 Bumpers // Film Festival Indents
Pale Blue Dot - "Voyage" // Music Video
Star Wars: The Clone Wars // Television Series (82 episodes)
Star Wars: Detours // Television Series (39 episodes)
Cat Town Cafe // Crowdfunding Campaign
Confusion Through Sand // Short Film
Hoodcats 2014 Calendar // Crowdfunding Campaign
Stubble & Stache - "Brotherhood" // Commercial Spot
San Fran Land // Web Series
In The Spring // Short Film
the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit // Short Film
The Flamingo // Short Film
James & Evander - Ambigamy // Music Video
Euphonia // Short Film
The Magic Murderer // Short Film
Super Boat Warp - Neutron Bomb // Music Video
Summer Jamz // Promo
The Magic Murderer // Short Film
Signal Flow // Video Podcast
Fate Under Fire - On The Water // Music Video
The Hotel // Short Film