Right then Sean , tell us a little about yourself?
I’m an Essex based videographer with a passion to push myself to make new and exciting work, getting stuck into pretty much everything with a desire to either know how to, or a
ctually do everything. Probably overly inquisitive about fairly insignificant things, mostly related to how things are made or work. I ride BMX and try not to take life to seriously.
What made you pick up a camera and start videoing stuff?
I’ve always been into making stuff, painting, and shooting photos so after picking up a camera to shoot still images it seemed like a natural progression for me really.
What sort of subjects do you video the most?
Well I work for a corporate events company so I film a lot of content for conferences and exhibitions but in all honesty that varies from standard event montages to crazy slow motion shoots using a phantom flex smashing radios encased in ice to a 40 man strong cast frozen robbery scene. So it’s pretty diverse on a day to day basis. Personally I tend to film music videos, promos and BMX videos especially since riding for ALONE bike company. I really enjoy learning new stuff so I’m always making different things.
What are you doing with your self when you’re not making edits?
I ride BMX, snowboard, enjoy a good tattoo session, dabble in a bit of work on the house and garden, and of course I’m a bit of a film hound too.
How long did it take to film
the Antifornia vid?
the Antifornia vid?
We filmed the Antifornia video over about 8 months in total; we really wanted to show a progression of the place and also Dave’s relationship with the area over time. Also it’s surprisingly hard to get us both together.
What’s in your kit bag?
I shoot on a Canon 60d and a Canon 600d, 50mm canon lens, 8mm Samyang lens, 70-200 canon lens, glidecam2000, cheap car mechanic Philip bloom pocket dolly, and a few GoPro’s. Gotta love a good tool bag. Finally once I’ve filmed it all I edit in Premiere and After Effects for hours and hours.
Lastly, name one video /or videographer that inspires you to do what you do…
Impossible…pretty much everything can inspire me in some way or another. But I guess if I had to say a few names, Joe Simon that films the Mutiny edits, The Daniels that film some awesome music videos and Curt Morgan director of The Art of Flight epic snowboard video all really opened my eyes and exposed me to some interesting techniques and styles.
For more of Sean’s video’s check out: www.seanpointing.co.uk