Our favorite Oakland International Airport just got better with direct flights to London. Berkeley's biggest hype man, David Wittman is here to tell you about it. Produced by Travis and Maude, Directed by Lauren Finerman, shot by Ben Lunden, cut by Jake Pushinsky and colored by Sean Wells.
During his time at Star Wars Celebration, Sean hid in a tiny box with a large camera to surprise some fans with John Boyega.
Sean got out of the darkroom for a week and joined Lucasfilm's video production team to cover the biggest Star Wars convention to date. 25,000 steps a day carrying an FS7 is tiring, but interviewing the best fans in the universe about what Star Wars means to them made it more than worthwhile. A few highlights include following Mark, Harrison and George on stage and hanging backstage, 10 feet from the John Williams led orchestra provided permanent goosebumps. Director Ian Bucknole, Producer Trish Brunner & the rest of the crew were a blast to work with.
You can now catch the online premier of A Morning Light on nobudge.com! Director Ian Clark dives into the sci-fi genre with a grounded, reflective and unsettling point of view. Sean handled the final color grading for this feature film.
Back in collaboration with Danny Madden and the Ornana gang. We provided the color grade and a couple dozen vfx cleanup and composite shots for this incredible short film which received a nice write-up via Short of the Week. We premiered the film up at Skywalker Ranch with Pete Horner, the film's talented sound designer.
The color suite and I also made it into the behind the scenes video:
Summer is coming, or going. Say hello or goodbye to your Beach Body w/ PARENTZ.
Director - Sean Wells
Editor - Crystal Villamayor
Production Assistants - Charlie Huguenard & Adam Myatt
Lips - Zola Goodrich
BEHIND THE SCENES:
We made a music video for Adam's birthday (James of James & Evander) in which I used almost entirely footage available from Dissolve's stock library. Watch this one on your phone and feel bad about it afterwards. Dissolve did an interview with me which can be read here.
Sean is honored to have been part of American Cinematographer's "Star Wars" special edition. The team was interviewed on the image-making process for Star Wars Rebels and got to nerd out a bit more in depth than the usual "it's basically photoshop for moving images" when talking about about the color grading process on the show. We touched on our use of lighting references, the advantages of being a 3D animated show, and various ways we gnar up the CG-perfect image through adding sobel edges, halation, grain and more, ultimately lending a more live action sensibility through the lighting and grading of the show.
Out now! Sean was a part of the behind-the-scenes team responsible for color grading all the bonus content on the Star Wars Episode VII Blu-Ray release.
Sean color graded the most epic rap video ever made for no money... $ave dat money.
Director: Tony Yacenda
Producer: Jim Cummings
Cinematographer: Alan Gwizdowski
Editor: Brian Vannucci
Doc Editor: Brad Allen Wilde
Post Production Supervisor: Ryan Ross
Sean color graded this horror feature "Slumlord" - Relased as "13 Cameras" directed by Victor Zarcoff and produced by the McManus Brothers.
Here's the latest from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Color Graded by Sean.